My last house-related post shows our finished bathroom and now we have a finished kitchen too!
The bathroom looks exactly how I imagined it. It’s quite a small room, so we had to go for a joint bath-shower, which meant forgoing my walk-in shower *huge sad face*. There isn’t much light in the bathroom so we got glossy tiles to reflect the little light that there is. I’m also on the look out for a huge mirror to put across all of one wall.
The finished kitchen is also exactly how I pictured it. We purchased it on eBay second-hand for a bargain price. We couldn’t have afforded a brand new kitchen, and I was very wary of purchasing something so huge on eBay. But I’ve absolutely fallen in love with it.
I love my range cooker, made by Stoves. It has seven hobs, two ovens, a grill, and a warming/proving drawer.
Ignore the horrendous state of the surfaces and trailing wires. I love my tiles. They’re from Topps Tiles and come in about five different colours. They’re darker than I imagined, but we’ve gone with a light floor and kitchen so it’s a nice contrast.
Our floor is part of a new collection from Wickes of all places. We’re very impressed with it. It’s laminate but is very thick and has a texture so it feels and looks like solid wood.
Today, our skirting has been completed, and all our sockets have been screwed in and are working. We’ve chosen brushed steel sockets, which match the brushed steel tile trim and the handles of the kitchen units.
Our fridge and freezer is built-in, so you’d never know they’re there, and our washing machine is going in the garage. The only appliance we have on show is the cooker so everything looks neat and tidy.
Hopefully, we can have some truly fabulous parties here!
Before and After
Before, the kitchen was from the 70s, and was dark and grimy. The appliances seemed to be about as old as the kitchen.
During: A lot of the units practically fell away from the wall. It wasn’t a safe space. We had the strangest “outside doors” inside the house which have now been removed, and replaced with a modern archway.
After: the room is such much lighter now the tiles and the dark furniture is out. We’ve opened out the kitchen into a U-shape to make it feel bigger.
The paint colour is a grey/green which looks almost white. It goes perfectly with the tiles and seems to heighten the ceiling.
Hopefully, we’ll be ready to move in soon! The next big job is rebuilding the staircase, so stay updated!