KITCHEN REFRUB PROJECT

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I wanted my first blog post to be about an actual project I had completed, which happens to be my previous house renovation. Why not start with something that not only do I know the most about but blood, sweat, tears went into creating .

My favourite room in the house was the kitchen open planned living space ( I refer to the past tense as we moved 6 months ago into our new project, which is a slow process so a positive first post was the preferred route!) Anyway, I digress, the extension we completed allowed us to increase the kitchen size and include a breakfast bar, dining space and living room area. Which when doing a house up to sell it is a key space people are looking for

The slight L shape allowed for us to create a small lounge/den style area, part of this I wanted toย pay homage to the location of the original fire place. We created a fake stud wall and matched the splash back tile to the exterior to tie both spaces together.

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The house is a typical 1930’s build and it was important for me to not steer to far from this character build. I went for a shaker style cupboard in the kitchen from Howdens and solid thick oak work top; however pulling the design into the modern with a textured tile splash back and modern feature lighting from Habitat

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*(apologies to those whoa rent Chelsea FC fans, my husband insisted on having something in the house, and this vintage road sign is all I would allow!!)

The finishing touches had to be simple here, and I enjoy mixing the old and new. I kept all pictures and frames modern with clean white lines. Then added country style shabby accessories to keep it looking cosy and rustic

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As you can see I am a massive flower and candle fan!

Final touches included this beautiful lamp from Laura Ashley and againย more modern white pictures (featuring our wedding picture)

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This room definitely has the wow factor and is perfect for entertaining – whether that be a family dinner or friends over for a party. The space is so well utilized and really was the heart of our home

Hopefully the next kitchen will have the same warmth…….

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