Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Ever wondered how much work goes into building a new kitchen, or what is involved in beginning a food business from home? I'm going to be sharing the step-by-step stages of planning, approving, buying and assembling/installing our new commercial kitchen at Food Preserving HQ (Western Australia). We're removing the old (small) kitchen and building the new kitchen ourselves, including the tiling and painting - everything except for the plumbing and electrical work - and getting it approved through our local council to make and sell homemade jam (and begin teaching small food preserving classes here once everything is completed by early 2017).

Black granite colour swatch for the benchtops. we've gone for wraparound laminate to keep costs down. You cannot have a wood benchtop for commercial kitchens.

Sample kitchen colour scheme - we're having the black granite benchtops, white cupboards, stainless steel fittings, a white subway tile splash back and light grey ceramic square tiles on the floor.    
Today I ordered our house plans from the council, as they are required to be included in the application process - basically I just circle the kitchen area on the plans and show our driveway (to make sure there is room for parking that doesn't interfere with the neighbourhood). A printed copy of our house plans should arrive within 5 business days then I can submit the first group of forms.House plans fee $52
Kitchen cost so far: $151

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