Michael and Karen Hodges

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Name: Michael and Karen
Surname: Hodges
Location: Durbanville, Cape Town
Entry Date: Jul 1, 2020
Category: DIY
Project: Kitchen

About the Project:

This DIY project was undertaken with the intention of repurposing the carcasses and doors in an effort to reduce costs. The general design and layout changed in that the fridge and the stove swopped position and in some instances drawers and cupboards were widened or shortened, vertical cupboards became horizontal cupboards etc. Having lived with…

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This DIY project was undertaken with the intention of repurposing the carcasses and doors in an effort to reduce costs. The general design and layout changed in that the fridge and the stove swopped position and in some instances drawers and cupboards were widened or shortened, vertical cupboards became horizontal cupboards etc.

Having lived with the poor natural lighting in the kitchen for some 20 years, it was always a consideration to increase the size of the window. Given that the project was underway it was decided that the revamp would include putting in a larger window. The final result includes three old lead-framed windows within a purpose built frame. The windows are designed to open away, exposing the outdoor Moroccan courtyard (featured in Tuis March 2018).

All the work, with the exception of the countertops, was undertaken by ourselves over a four-month period with the counters having been completed by 20 June.

Budget Breakdown:

Materials:
Lead frame windows
500
Timber for frame
1440
Siemens gas Electric Stove
15800
Extractor
1500
Paint and brushes
3500
Engineered stone tops
17800
Hinges and handles
2200
Screws and nails
225
Splashbacks
2850
Cobra maxers
3500
Blind fabric
900
Pop up plugs and electrical
2675
Work bench
1500
Baskets
750
Underslungs sinks
2540
57680

Contractors:

0
Grand Total
R57680