The work I'm having done in the kitchen and cloakroom was scheduled to start w/c 18th April so the dining room table was moved into the living room to make space for all the new stuff. The replacement cabinets, sink, work surface and appliances for the kitchen have already been delivered, with the sink and cabinets for the cloakroom expected tomorrow. I've chosen and collected the tiles for both rooms as well.
This is what the dining room looks like.
There is just enough room to open the fridge without knocking into the lengths of work surface and, with some careful manoeuvring, I can still get out to the french doors to take the rubbish out. I only had to live like this for a short time so wasn't too stressed about it.
Then last night I received an email postponing the installation until May 2nd at the earliest. It's unavoidable and these things happen and I admit to being disappointed about the delay, but cheered up by the fact that he has given me a 5% discount in compensation.
I've decided not to postpone any of the other improvements as a result of this delay so on Saturday am off to Ikea to order the bookcase(s) for the music room/study and next week will go over to Chippenham to order the dresser for the dining room. I'll arrange for Ikea to install the bookcase(s) (they have to be assembled and then fixed to the wall) so, once that's done I can get on with organising that room and deciding what stays and what goes. There is a 10 - 12 week delivery on the dresser so the kitchen should definitely be finished and decorated before that arrives, and then I'll be able to have my paperweights on display again.