20221029 You wash your face in my sink

This is our kitchen sink for the next month. It works remarkably well.

  • Tap: Hornbach, €25
  • Connectors and attachments: Karwei, €16
  • Dinky footstool for mounting the tap on: Hornbach, €7
  • Plastic basin: Vrijbuiter, €3
  • Ikea Lack table (2nd-hand): Noppes Kringloopwinkel, €2.50
  • Funnel to make it easier to pour out the water from the basin: Hornbach, €2

The new concrete got poured on Friday, and was dry enough to walk on by Saturday. Knowing that we’d have a blank space for a kitchen for the rest of the month, Abi and I set out on a mini expedition to find some equipment to make the space more practical and liveable. We got everything for the improvised sink above, and also a decent table on which we can set up a portable stove and other cooking equipment. Abi built a frame with spare wood from the construction project and backed it with brown paper to act as a splash-back.

Once the tilers do their work (still not sure when that will be), we’ll move the table and other equipment into the empty space for the next several weeks. Not the finished product, of course, but it will give us a slightly greater sense of permanence and stability, and will allow us to reclaim the living room.