After four years of living in our home, Phill and I will soon be tackling the kitchen. It’s the one room left which we’ve yet to really change and make our own because, let’s face it, the kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms to overhaul. Eighteen months ago we ripped out the old bathroom and everything needed re-done. We took out the existing hot press, took away the oh-so-stylist lowered wooden ceiling and put in a modern white suite with beautiful dark tiles on the floor and along the walls, giving a chic wet room style look.
The kitchen will be an even bigger job but we feel ready for it! We can’t wait to trail out the old cabinets and worktop, the hundreds of wall tiles and yet another wooden ceiling. Not that I’ll be doing much physical labour. I’ll be watching from the sidelines, making cups of tea when required.
Image taken from casa.com.br
Phill and I have spent months researching and planning our kitchen. As with most rooms we have redecorated, we each have our own individual ideas, which we then try to merge in a way that’s pleasing to both of us. Because we both love art, design and interiors this can be hard to do as we are equally opinionated on what would look best!
Below I’m going to show you some of our favourite looks and the main features we want as part of our new kitchen. Once we get the new kitchen fitted I hope to share the end result with you. In the meantime follow my Kitchen Inspiration board and other boards on Pinterest!
1. Space saving is key!
Our kitchen is rectangular in shape and quite a small space. We know we can be more clever with the existing space and layout. I’m looking forward to more cupboard and worktop space as we both enjoy cooking and baking.
Image taken from Shine Design
2. Atmospheric blue walls
Every season I become obsessed with a colour. This season it’s blue. I want a blue winter coat and I want beautiful blue walls for the kitchen. I think this will bring real character to the kitchen and add warmth and a sense of glamour.
Image taken from vtwonen.nl
3. Glossy glamourous cabinets
I do like modern interiors and I’m a fan of glossy kitchen cabinets. I think they look chic and sophisticated…and they’re easy to wipe clean! Because I want dark coloured walls I’ll keep the cabinets a light neutral colour.
Image taken from ikea.com
4. Colourful Accessories
Whilst I like modern interiors I’m definietly not into the minimalist style. I like having bits and pieces on display, especially ones which have a memory associated with them, or which have been gifted to me. I have lots of colourful kitchen accessories that I want to keep and show off in the new kitchen. And I’m looking forward to gradually updating our dinnerware, electricals and cookware too.
Image taken from sugarandcloth.com