Hi My name is Jared, I’m presently fixing up an old farmhouse in the South of France. Any and all projects that I could complete myself, I will...
Hi My name is Jared,
I’m presently fixing up an old farmhouse in the South of France. Any and all projects that I could complete myself, I will. With money saving as my first priority and adventure as my second, I will attempt to build as much of our new retirement home myself.
The kitchen has to one of the first rooms to complete. The whole family loves to cook and my loves to make chocolate, so our first project after the sheds and one bathroom has been the kitchen.
Now although the decision to build my own kitchen cabinets started as a financial one it has evolved to being a personal choice. Although building your own cabinets may sound daunting, with the right set of plans, you can achieve bespoke cabinets that would normally cost you a small fortune. I’ve set about finding a collection of plans and have now decided to build not just our kitchen cabinets, but bathroom and pantry and garage too.
Although a lot of the plans in the collection are not going to suit me, I have been really happy with the selection and have even altered a few of the plans to suit my situation without any problems at all.
The kitchen as it stands is open plan to the dinning room and so, the cabinets needed to look pretty good as they would be on show. We have used reclaimed wood from one of the next village lumber yards and although some is slightly water damaged, we have sanded and treated each piece so that it is as good as new.
Painting the wood eliminated any discoloration and although I would have preferred to keep the wood finish, we can always upgrade in a few years time. Right now while money is a priority, we need to keep the costs down.
I hope you’ll stick around and watch how we complete various projects at our farmhouse. We have been building our sheds and workshops which you can view at Shedbuilding.org and have been resourcing various free energy devices at BuildaGenerator.net
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