5th September 2015 – I had some doubts on my kitchen. When I built it, I didn’t like it. I still don’t like it now, and several people gave me the advice to remove it. Saturday morning, a good friend came and she advised me to replace it. She was the first person to see it in real and not on a picture. In some ways it is a shame since I did spent several days building that kitchen. It was a remake from the original kitchen of another spits barge.

It saves me work breaking down the current unfinished kitchen and putting one from IKEA. I can build an IKEA kitchen in one to two days, finishing the current kitchen would have taken over a week.

I’m no good with designing kitchens anyway, when the Watergeus was nearly ready, friends also told me to change it and luckily I did….

I need a big door to get to the boiler and pumps. I reused the kitchen door in the hold. It has the same pattern as the toilet door and now makes a nice combination. Never throw something away, it will always be useful one day!

It is fine when people come to have a look for the first time. If they ever come back, they are often surprised to see what has become of it. The little girl who came to have a look with her mother described the hold as a place where a bomb had exploded. And she was totally right. It is one big mess at the moment and it didn’t became any better after breaking down the kitchen.

At the moment, I’m finishing corner by corner. I’m now also hovering the floor to get a better idea of the space. It is motivating me every time I can throw away some stuff I can no longer use.