Tuesday 9 June 2015

Design Appointments

On Saturday we received an official invitation from Allkauf to visit their "sampling centre". It's in this appointment that we can select everything from the colour of the roof tiles to the type of door handles we want (they basically take us to their local DIY store specifically for people or companies building a house). We already knew the invite was on its way as they called us last week to let us know that someone had cancelled their appointment and to ask if we could go up on 19th June (next Friday) at 8:30am. Obviously we said yes as we don't know how long we would have to wait otherwise.

The DIY centre is in Heinsberg, which is northwest of Cologne and not far from Mönchengladbach. That's about 450km/280 miles away. Allkauf will pay for us to stay in Hotel am Park in the neighboring village of Hückelhoven and have sent us the booking details of our double room with a cot. Breakfast and dinner the night we arrive are also included.

Another important appointment is now also planned in for 24th July. This time it's to visit Impuls-Küche to plan our kitchen. The house comes with a basic L shaped kitchen comprised of three wall cupboards, one corner unit, two standard cupboards and a sink/drainer unit, along with white goods, oven and ceramic hob from Bauknecht, and worktops.

Obviously we will need to make adjustments and order further units to build our ideal kitchen and this is of course possible. Our plan is to have a larger "U" shaped kitchen with an induction hob overlooking the living room. Impuls have planned in four hours to complete the plans!

Here's a diagram of the basic kitchen included with the house:

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