So here is the final version. We didn’t buy any new cupboard carcasses or frontals. Mervyn designed the whole thing himself re-siting the original cupboards to producing an uncluttered room with efficient use of the space. The original water supply pipes were very complicated: he moved the incoming supply which allowed him to relocate the sink, washing machine and dish washer to a different side of the room. This then left space to construct a breakfast bar and shelving with oak from www.linnellbros.co.uk in Silverstone. David Green in Syresham re-wired the room for us. We sourced a new sink and worktops (pitch pine) from Towcester builders’ merchant www.tbsdirect.co.uk
This is our own kitchen in serious need of replacement. The layout was illogical, colour scheme dreary, finish poor, plumbing awkward and wiring (we later discovered) dangerous.
Clocks all working fine now – new hands, new varnish – and ready to be delivered. Tested them by hanging them on my workshop wall.