New kitchen time…


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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6 Responses

  1. Caroline,

    We went through all this just over 3 years ago! We used the Panelling Centre in Galway and found them very helpful! I tried lots of different places, with varying degrees of disinterest from them! Our budget was tight too, and in the end with the ridiculous quotes we got to fit kitchen, we did it ourselves! Call me if you’d like contact names! M

    • Caroline says:

      Did you get them to make the units before you put them in yourselves then? No installation costs sound good, apart from the fact that I’ll probably end up having to do it myself with the Husband being so busy brewing these days!

      I remember your kitchen from that Foodies on Tour event that we did last summer and thought it was lovely. Might just give you a call about that.

  2. Treasa says:

    I sort of know where you’re coming from because I have a kitchen which is driving me insane because of lack of space. I’m looking at – and this is going to sound a bit pathetic – – for ideas about how to get maximum storage out of minimum space, and the simpler the better. Someone is almost certainly going to mention IKEA to you too but I’m not sure how that will fit into your budget. Having looked at a lot of brand new kitchens in houses because I’m also supposed to be buying, I’m not sure I want a kitchen designer anywhere near me. Not based on some of the sinks I’ve seen anyway.

    I know for myself what I would want is a lot more open shelving than I’ve got and ways to hang stuff from the ceiling.

  3. Caroline says:

    I’m with you on the open shelving and hanging things from the ceiling. So much easier to find pots, pans and utensils that way!

    Ikea seems good for the kind of bars and shelves that you can hang lots of things from.

    I’m still loving my Belfast sink, which will be going back in, but really need a draining board to go with it. Five years of tipping water off a stainless steel tray is five years too many!

  4. Kristin says:

    I love before and after photos – looking forward to the after shots (as I’m sure you are too)!

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