Above is a quick reminder of the before - exposed brick wall, lino floor covering and early 80's cabinetry.
With the old kitchen demolished and brick wall covered with gyprock. At this point I had learned three things - none of the corners in our house are square, the measurements on the original house blueprints never made it into reality, and it is possible to cook from a microwave for six weeks (but I have never felt less healthy).
Oak floating floors laid, walls and ceiling painted, downlights installed (my father-in-law was genuinely disappointed to see the old fluro bar light go - he thought they gave a good crisp light), and the first of the cabinetry in place.
Cabinetry completed, granite benchtops installed, splashbacks tiled, painting of woodwork underway (sincere apologies for saggy-bottomed painting pants). Has anyone noticed there are still no door handles? We ordered them seven months ago. They just arrived. I think the delay added a few dozen grey hairs to Farmer Joe's head, but the builder will be here Monday to finish the job (Oh, happy day!).