Tracey’s New Kitchen

 It’s time to get back in the kitchen, Tracey’s Kitchen.

Tracey’s kitchen has had a makeover.  In fact its been completely ripped out and redone.

It took 5 years of convincing hubby Andrew, that I needed a new kitchen. It wasn’t that I needed one, more that I wanted one.

The old kitchen

Midway during 2017, that convincing was accomplished, and there was no stopping me.  By the end of August we had 2 quotes. After reviewing the quotes Andrew and I felt that our needs weren’t being met totally.  We needed a company that could adjust to the unusual angles of our kitchen space to maximise storage.  So I went back to the drawing board.  Within a couple of weeks, 2 friends recommended Gemini Kitchens.  In October, Simon, from Gemini Kitchens and his wife Annette paid us a visit. We gelled with these two straight away.   Later we met , Darren, Si’s twin brother, and co-owner of Gemini Kitchens.  After a few meetings we could see that these nice guys would be able to meet our needs.  The final layout was agreed in December and we booked Gemini Kitchens in to do our kitchen at the beginning of 2018.

Mid February 2018, my dream kitchen started.  It was also the month that Andrew was to start his dream ride, The Tour of Aoteoroa. Wow, this was exciting for both of us.

Together Si and Darren made the project run smoothly.   Daughter Jen, had been with us on our kitchen journey, and before she returned to uni, she was able to help me in choosing final colours and accessory items.  It was great to have her to bounce ideas off.

Si and Darren pulled out all stops to make the project run smoothly, and with Andrew being away, did the painting for me, as well as the gib stopping.  Their aim was to produce a top quality kitchen which we would realise my dream.  They achieved that and more.  Within 3 weeks the kitchen was completed and I was one happy lady.

Si and Darren inserting customised shelf in the baking pantry

I now have my dream kitchen, which is light and bright. The functionality is awesome, and I now have a baking pantry, which has a large internal stone bench.  Part of this bench houses the small appliances conveniently.  The fabulous barn doors hide all the mess away when required. Most of all the storage and the extra bench space is amazing.

Love my new barn doors

One Wednesday afternoon, after the kitchen was finished, Si and Darren came by for a debrief.   It only seemed fitting that they be the first to taste the first baking from Tracey’s kitchen. I made the family favourite Mellons Bay Chocolate Brownie, with the addition of freeze dried raspberries. Being chocolate lovers, the guys could not say no!

Who wants some chocolate brownie then?

I couldn’t be happier with my new kitchen. It may have taken 5 years of waiting, but it was worth it and with so much bench space, I can make more mess for the hubby to clean up.  I’m sure he won’t mind!

Love the brightness.  Splashback still to come

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  1. Looks lovely Tracey and good on Andrew for only have you wait five years! Our bathrooms are finished after me waiting eight years and I couldn’t be happier 🙂

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