Monday, August 31, 2009


I have a lot of stuff. Probably more than one person would ever need in their lifetime, but hey, I like my stuff and I look after it because, my philosophy is, if you take the time to look for a particular item, then spend your hard-earned on it, you should look after it so it lasts.

So, that's what I do.

Which brings me to the Kitchen..... where, let's face it, a lot of stuff can accumulate.

This is where the original laundry used to be. There was an old electric hot water service sitting on a concrete slab in there as well as an old sink and a small cupboard.

I removed a wall and made it part of the kitchen.

When I started renovating the house I decided everything had to have a home. That's the other thing about stuff, it can be really sad if there's nowhere to put it all.

Originally I thought it would be good to have a European style laundry, with the washing machine and dryer in a cupboard in the kitchen, but that idea went out the door.

Now I have a wall of cupboards surrounding the fridge...and the side cupboards have roll out drawers, to make getting to the items at the back, a whole lot easier.

I don't subscribe to the mindset that, it doesn't matter if something gets broken or lost because you can just replace it with another one. That's not always possible. It may have been a gift from someone you care about. It may have been the last one available... whatever.

Look after your things and they'll serve you well.


  1. This is awesome! I've been trying to do some laundry renovation Brisbane, and this gave me some great insight for things to try. Thanks for sharing!


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