Wine Cellar


Since we move to our house, early 2010, we have been working on making  improvements in all areas that it have been possible. One of the first things that we had to do in the House was to change the Boiler as it burns down one night after a month from moving to the new house (early winter).

When we replace the boiler for a new model we have to change the actual place of the boiler.Initially it was situated in what it use to be the chimney in the kitchen area, and the new boiler is on one of the kitchen walls. When the installation was done we realised that we had an empty area in the kitchen which I wanted to make useful.

Then the idea of the wine cellar came. Why not to use this space to keep our wines and drinks?, and that was it. I worked on the inside walls of what it was going to be the cellar and start looking for what I could use to make the cellar itself.

The space of the old boilerThere are many ways to do this, you could use plastic pipes, old wine boxes, hollow bricks, terracotta  wine brinks or you could make your own with wood. On this occasion I was lucky enough to find a wine rack almost exactly of the size of the area I wanted to cover, and voila!!! done!!!

Now I have an excellent place where I can not only keep my wines and drinks at the perfect temperature and without using any more space in the kitchen area, but also keep the bottles away from the kids.

As you can see there is always a way to make any space useful. you just need a bit of imagination and time, my mother collaborate with one of her paintings and a candle set make it the central place in the kitchen area

Wine cellar decoration

By Willchef



Summer is here, where are we relaxing?

Hi All

At last we manage to get some sunshine in the UK. After quite a lot of weather changes it is getting hot and now is the time to enjoy it,

The problem is that we ALL want to work in the garden and do BBQs with the friends, but as you all know, that will bring as well all the accessories that you will need to enjoy a good BBQ. In my case I start the other way around, I buy the accessories before I have the BBQ and later I invite the friends home.

As you might know we where considering what garden accessories to get first, and my wife and I started talking about what we used to like and do as a kid and we were talking about our childhood, what we were doing and what we enjoyed at our kids age, we realized that most of our kids adventures and games were outdoor as we spent most of the day enjoying the weather, so we decided to look at the following product.

I order the stand with out the hammock as we already have one. The product was delivered on the date agreed and it was to the standard expected.

Unfortunately, so far I have not managed to enjoy the hammock as most of the time the kids are playing or sleeping on it, but is great to see the kids doing exactly the same things that we used to do when we were little, What a relaxing experience!!!

Now the stand is done and is time to try it over!! this is a great stand for the family as it can withstand up to 200Kg what it make it great for family time!!!!

As you can see on the picture is not only a fantastic relaxing place for your family but as well is a great piece of furniture for your garden, and I am sure that when the BBQ time comes everyone will want to be the one on the hammock

The stand is made with a really good quality wood and it looks solid and quite resistant, it can be found in different sizes and to withstand different weights depending on your needs. So far we have been trying the hammock (all the family on different occasions) and I just have one comment, some times when you are moving or swinging around on the hammock it makes funny noises but I am not sure is because it need a bit more tightening on the screws.

By Willchef

resting time

By Marialeg: And finally he managed to get some rest on the hammock :).