I ordered an industrial shelving unit from Euroshelf in Cape Town. It was custom made to fit the space I had. The whole process was completed over the internet and the finished shelf was couriered to my home. It fit perfectly!
I decided to keep the original solid oak cupboards. The yellowed varnish was scraped off - yes it took a long time - and the cupboards were re-varnished with a water based varnish - which apparently won't yellow with time. The horrible amber "bottle-bottom" glass panes in the cupboard doors were replaced with frosted clear glass - a great improvement! The old Formica kitchen tops were replaced with granite tops.
I told you here - how I painted the tiles!
The windows were treated with slatted venetian blinds.We installed down lighters and a modern chandelier.
Soon I will tell you about some of the accessories that have finished off the new-look kitchen.