So here are the pictures of my dream kitchen.
The lighting was very important to me. The cupboards above and below have tapes of LED lighting. These can be dimmed when we are in the dining area entertaining.One thing is wrong and I should have insisted it was put right but in the end finished is better than perfect. I had asked for these cupboards to have four or six panes of glass in them, instead they arrived with 10 silly little panes each. Far too cutesy for me. I feel the same (but not quite as strongly) about the two little doors over the extractor unit, twee beyond belief.
Knives and blades, another Ikea solution. Never feel you have to go completely down the bespoke route when the solution is out there for just a few £s.
Every cupboard below the worktop with the exception of the sink and the corner cupboards are drawers. This helps me so much with my fibromyalgia. Anything which cuts down on the pain is good.
I haven't needed a garbage disposer since I lived in London in the 70s and the sun shone on the cupboard where the rubbish bins were. This new one seems more powerful than I remember, but that could be my memory. I do remember it eating silver teaspoons. It will be so good come the summer not to worry about flies round the food bin.
I hope you enjoyed seeing what has been going on these last few weeks. I have hopes it means I can get back to quilting now it is done. I am having so much joy cooking real food again in a kitchen which functions.