Kitchen in my house is 12-1/2'x8-1/2', built on an old verandah on the back of the already small house. Imagine a kitchen that size as a major thoroughfare, with 4 doors out of it. 1 to the dining room (in what was the original house), one to the outside, one to the Laundry, and one to a back room, that when we bought the house was a 3.6x2.6m "bedroom", with a large single bed, small wardrobe, and a massive window to the outside, and a smaller window into the second bedroom, which was a part of the main house...back room became junk room, unused except for the things that were in the way. Because of all the doors, the "kitchen" held a single 900mm cupboard/benchtop, a fridge, a 900mm sink, a side by side by side electic cooktop/over, a free-standing cbinet, and another cupboard/benchtop that overlaps the laundry door. Had the stove blow up (literally) 3 weeks ago, so rather than replace bad with bad with more bad, decided to have a crack at the useless back room. Engaged a builder who is happy to listen to my ideas, and provide good ones of his own, and got started a couple weeks ago... This is the end of day 1, last week. Didn't get a pic of the junk room beforehand regretfully. Got the electrician in at this point to review power points and cutting in the new room to the old house... Time out for a full rewire. Last Friday Today Designed the layout and scheme, and will end up with : * 4.8m of bench space (versus 2.7 currently); * 4.15m of under bench cupboard (versus 1.8 current); * 1.5m of high cupboard (versus none now); * 4m^2 of cabinet space (versus 1 now); * 900mm of gas cooktop, 4 burners, and a big griddle (versus 600mm electric coils and no griddle); * 2 electric ovens, 1 fan forced, 1 convection, and a grill/oven (versus a single electric oven). * 8 240V outlets (versus 4) * double sink; * and a rangehood. * and a standard 2.4m flat roof, rather than a 10'-8' skillion. AND ONLY A SINGLE DOOR INTO THE PLACE meaning that I could do it in the same space as the original kitchen "next door" Tiles in tomorrow, grout Sat, power up Monday, then I need to paint and put the finished floor in. So glad that I'm paying a builder, as the room is now square, and what would have taken me 24 months of Sundays, even had I the skillz in only a couple of weeks.