After all this time (5 years) I'm still living with my old kitchen. We tarted it up as best we could. Paint on the walls, a vintage Penguin book cover feature wall, painted the cupboards, hang some old glass lights and covered the stained laminate benches with plywood but it's starting to get a little tired. I know exactly what I would do if money was no problem but things are a bit tight at the moment. I have plans for a simple renovation in the meantime. It involves IKEA carcasses, a stone counter top, new sink and taps and a long zinc topped table as workbench and a place to eat. No upper cabinets but I will need a stainless steel rangehood. Eventually the bathroom next door will move down into the stables and the laundry will move up to the bathroom and be part of a butler's pantry. Confused? I'm not. I've been planning this for years.