Revised kitchen design received

clip_image001I like it! The appliance to the left of the oven is a built-in dishwasher so the controls will be hidden… there will just be a horizontal pull handle to pull the panel down.

The full-length glass backsplash shown has removable panels so we could have put pictures behind there if we want, and would have made for easier cleaning of the panels too… but Lana wants to have tiles there instead so, no glass.

Since posting this we’ve received another view of the kitchen looking back towards the entrance which also shows the table and a fridge (which I like but it’s not the one we’ve chosen, or can obtain!).

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Pendant lighting styles

Copper Dome Pendant Light We need a pendant light to go over the dining table in the kitchen - and possible some in the living room and bedrooms.

Here’s a selection but I think a lot of them will be very difficult to clean. I like the dome type which is similar to what they have in Tbilisi’s Hard Rock Cafe, but maybe only for the dining area.

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2nd fix electrical goods have arrived!

MK K2747WHI Double Socket OutletI took delivery of the 2nd fix electrical goods (switches and sockets, etc.) from the UK today.

Just need to get someone to fit them all now then get the plasterer back in to make good around the installations.

I’ve bought primarily MK gear so it should last for many a year - 3-pin UK sockets though, which will go down like a lead balloon once Lana sees them, lol! I did buy plenty of plug tops and properly-sized spare fuses so we shouldn’t see smoke coming from any of the appliances, or smoke or sparks coming from the sockets.

The building is already earthed, too, which I was pleasantly surprised about as it saved me having to find an earth myself (it’s a bit of a rare find in Georgia).

Kitchen - alternative design option

I like this kitchen. Lana has gone off the idea of a “classic” kitchen and decided that the designer’s idea (with a few colour changes) is ok, so we need to have a re-think.

What I like about this kitchen is the lighting and the colour, but the problem is that we’re planning on putting a darker colour floor there and, also, Lana doesn’t want a “white” kitchen… though this seems to be a very light yellow, so it’s possible she’ll like it.

I think we do need a lighter colour floor in the kitchen and also the living room and hallway because the darker tile will tend to soak the light up rather than reflecting it back. I had a similar colour floor in my kitchen in England and the downlighters there lit it up just like this.

We could just use the darker flooring in the bathroom and the bedrooms and use this lighter one for the main daytime living areas.

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Pendant Light for Dining Table

We’re putting a pendant light over the (very) small dining table in the kitchen. I went to the Hard Rock Cafe in Tbilisi last night and quite liked the one I hit my head on there. The shade was about a half metre diameter hemisphere (like a dome shape) but I really liked the vintage style of lamp it contained, which looked exactly like this:

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