For those of you interested in seeing other people's kitchens this is what mine now looks like, minus the table and chairs as they are having a bit of a make over by 'im in the garage.
Two shelves have replaced a huge glass cabinet that held so much stuff, most of which has now gone to the charity shops.
The kitchen is bright, clean and fresh looking
Unusual for a kitchen there is a huge bay window which lets in light and gives the illusion of space, underneath the table will eventually be placed.
This is what the kitchen used to look like, including another cabinet full of stuff, I haven't managed to find a home for everything that was in it yet!
This kitchen was about 18 years old, what you cannot see in the picture is how badly the frames on the doors caught all the dirt and grease. However, some parts of the kitchen have been salvaged and on the far left of the picture you can just about see the end of a set of drawers, these are in the process of being made into a piece of bedroom furniture. The top cabinet on the left of the picture is now in the garage where it holds all the cleaning equipment. It is amazing how much can be re-cycled.
The kitchen fitter said, "I hope you don't mind me saying this to you, but I don't ever fit such a modern looking kitchen for someone of your age" I am hoping it was sort of a compliment!