It was the Bank Holiday weekend and so off we went like lambs to the slaughter, we went to IKEA Wembley. It was time to design an IKEA kitchen and hopefully save money.
Many hours later we had stage one complete and it was half the price of the HomeBase kitchen so that was a good start.
Tuesday night we returned and after many more hours, the price had increased considerably.
I don’t understand how a room which is 6′ x 9′ and has six cabinets, a washing machine, a fridge, a cooktop and an oven in it can cost £7500. Seriously? And that’s the cheap kitchen.
And so we soldier on. I have set a deadline of August 1st to have the bathroom, kitchen, all carpentry and plastering finished. The prison yard (future Japanese zen garden in Kilburn) will have to wait until funds present themselves.
And so my idea of hell, IKEA on a Bank Holiday weekend. I suppose it could have been worse!