Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
Slight change of design plan for two of the two bedroom flats… the kitchens are going to be white lacquer.
Instead of black Friday in France the soldes (sales) start on the sixth of January and go on for two weeks or so. Anyway, the manager of the kitchen shop told us that if we bought one of his fully equipped display models (at a 40% reduction), he’d give us a second one for the same price. So we spent the morning loading, carrying and unloading. Now we’ve got two kitchens sitting in my dining room.
The countertops are a slate grey colour. Fridge/freezer are integrated which makes for a much nicer look as the kitchens are open to the living room. We’re also adding bar/tapas tables for a bit of extra storage and counter space.
This is the point where a project starts getting really exciting (for me.) Moving from paper to reality. It’s also when one finds out if a concept really works 🙂 So far, so good.
The one bedroom is slightly delayed, but should be done next week. The shower room is petite but looks really great. The kid who’s moving into it is thrilled. He actually went to Mike a few days ago and said he could increase his rent payments by €50 a month once he moves in. That was fantastic; it reinforces the theory that if you make an effort for people, they’ll make an effort for you too. It’s also partly why we decided to go ahead and get the higher quality white lacquer kitchens.
I’ve got the feeling we’re going to end up with a really excellent property.