I never knew that office building involved so many different aspects. Last week we were making glass balustrades and tinting windows, whereas this week we’re creating kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms. There’s a lot to do and not much time before the premiere of Australia’s Next Top Office season two.
This is a particularly tough challenge for me because I didn’t expect to be making a kitchen while competing in this competition. Given that our little Victorian town of Sweden doesn’t have any internet connection, I can’t do research before the challenge begins. Give me a web browser, wifi and two hours and I’ll learn all there is to know about nuclear physics. Tell me I’ll be designing custom kitchens and give me no way to research the best method? I might be in trouble.
Nonetheless, I have to give it my all. I’ve got two dozen primary school kids who will be watching this show when it comes out, looking for their beloved teacher, Ms Frankie. I need to show them that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it. I’ll find a way to make the absolute best kitchen Melbourne has ever seen. I may have not tried as hard in the last challenge to lure everyone into a false sense of security, but now the gloves are off. I’m taking this one seriously.
I don’t have an internet connection but I do have phone reception. I’ll call the best kitchen design specialists Melbourne has to offer, and get their advice. What’s the best layout for an office kitchen? How big should the oven be? How many microwaves and coffee machines for a company of fifty employees? I need to know whether an island bench would be best or whether I could go for a French provincial style instead. Whatever the advice is, I’ll make the most of it. The other contestants better watch out, because Ms Frankie is getting serious.