To start, I took measurements from my own life-size kitchen and sketched out a scale down version from the end elevation of the base units. This gives me the depth of the cupboards from the wall, how thick the worktop needs to be and the height of the plinth. The width measurements, (looking face onto the kitchen), don't matter so much because I'm basically making them to fit the length of the wall.
Since I had some 6mm MDF left over after making the bathroom walls, I used this. But on reflection a thinner wood may have been smarter because now I have to struggle fitting an under slung sink into it. I measured the width of wall where the kitchen will be in Fenton Lodge and then worked out a cutting plan.
|Back, front, two sides and a base|
|Back, front and sides glued together|
|Base glued on|
|Looking from the end of the units|
The next one started as plain plywood which I didn't like so I coloured it in with a blue felt tip pen. Nope, still didn't like it. Next I painted it over with grey (which you can see is still wet in places). Nope...this one isn't getting any better.
I liked the idea of the cutlery and crockery etched shapes but didn't know where to go from there. The last one is bright orange. I love the colour but I don't know how to fit it in with other pieces of furniture.
The only thing that I'm sure of is the wrap around worktop which is 2.5mm white acrylic. I think I need some Pinterest inspiration.
Have a great weekend