renovation, restoration, hyperventilation… France 2012
Our kitchen used to look like this-see left
Then the day came when we had to lose the beast in the cellar (big, floorstanding boiler that could heat the street) because until we did that we couldn’t work on the cave. So we left the job with the plumber & builder over the winter because we don’t do gas.
Our plumber solemnly promised that he would take heed of my criteria of low noise levels, miserly fuel consumption, reasonable price and discreet styling so we could box it into the kitchen without building an extension.
Then back we skipped in the spring all excited and looking forward to a safe, friendly, French boiler (by Frsiquet)that lit and worked all the time, not just when it felt like it…….
AAARRRGGGHHH!! IT’S BIGGER THAN THE SIDEBOARD!!……IT’S BABY BEAST!!