Here is where we started.
And this is probably about as bad as it got with the cupboards out and the ceiling down.
Here we have come a long way but there is still a lot to do. The electrics are in, the new plastering is done and the slate floor is underway.
The slate floor is down and grouted and Ian starts work on the framework which will make new shelving down one side of the kitchen.
And in the blink of an eye (he may throw something at me when he reads this) here are the shelves, ready and raring to go.
Then there was a small hiatus while we waited for the Ikea delivery. When it came it was an exciting day. The delivery lorry was huge and was reversed down our drive excrutiatingly slowly by the skilful driver. When he got to the big sycamore he had to stop and the boxes, what seemed like hundreds of them, had to be carried over the gravel, over the cobbles and in through the front kitchen.
Here we go, worktop on, wall cupboards going up. Notice the black outside the window? Night and day, he worked, night and day.
And now it really starts to look like a kitchen and not a work in progress.
The tiles just need grouting now.
And the custom-made shelves are a delight - shelves for my jugs, and even special places for trays which previously lived in the pantry and fell on to my feet pretty much every day when I opened the door.
There is even a little shelf for my egg cups!