Three weeks after we first visited the furniture to store to start planning our kitchen, the time has finally come for our kitchen planning meeting. Having printed out the latest version from the online kitchen planner, as well as the latest plan of the ground floor, and the plan of our electric sockets we set off.
Good news – buy a kitchen today and get a free dishwasher (as well as the 50% discount that seems to be permanently offered!)
It only took a few minutes for the sales consultant to update the basic plan (in his software) that he made when we were first there – we have switched the position of the fridge and the tall cupboard so that the fridge is nearer to where you would be standing when you want something out of the fridge), and a few other minor changes to the dimensions. After this, we could start on the detailed fine-tuning. We have ended up with:
- ‘Neron’ Magnolia-white matt doors, carcases & plinths (we finally decided against the dark grey plinths)
- Lava grey, stone structure worktops (a last minute change, as we didn’t like the colour we had chosen in the online planner when we saw it)
- Dark grey Franke Fragranite BFG611 sink (see here)
- Franke Atlas Mixer tap with pull-out spray (see here)
- AEG BP500310WM Oven and AEG HKL85510XB Induction Hob (see here)
- AEG 178cm Fridge / Freezer (see here)
- AEG Favorit TimeBeam Dishwasher (see here) ***FREE*** 🙂
- Microwave cupboard above the oven, with a hydraulic door. This will give us a lot more worktop space free.
- LED under-counter lighting
- Refsta plasmaNorm Puro Cooker Hood (permanent plasma molecule splitting oxidisation system)
For our kitchen island, we originally had planned it as 100cm x 180cm, but have now decided to add an additional strip of worktop, overlaid on the existing worktop, overhanging by about 20 cm to form a breakfast bar, where we will place high stools (on the dining room side of course!)
We also are having a single 80cm wide high shelf on the wall at the end of the island, for the kitchen radio, and maybe some herb plants etc.
And with that, after two and a half hours of enjoyment (buying a kitchen is quite a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon), we came to the total price, less the discount. We landed up just a whisker over where we expected based on the first discussion in September. We also have our third invoice (just for a deposit, the rest we don’t have to pay until after it is installed).