When I moved into my current house just over 6 years ago it would be fair to say it was nothing short of dreadful, with 20+ years of neglect the kitchen was enough to make me want to cry.
Thankfully the kitchen refit was high on the list of must complete jobs and with a reasonable budget I had the free reign to designing and picking out our kitchen and although exciting picking a fitted kitchen was by far the scariest decision I made in the house, after all a mistake would be a costly one and that would not be rectified easily!
Since the full sunlight doesn’t hit the back of the house till the late afternoon I went with traditional white units. Initially I loved the high gloss option but decided the sticky children’s fingers were not going to be a design feature in anyones books so went with something that could cope with mucky hands but also something that would not easily date.
I also went really safe with the worktop and tiles opting for a wooden effect worktop, white wall tiles and dark grey tiles on the floor … leaving everything very neutral … until it came to the wall colours.
I decided that being slightly bold and out there with colour is something that could be done with the walls as its easily changeable and will make the kitchen look different with minimal effort or cost in the future!
When I started looking at fitted kitchens I knew I had found the one for me as I kept going back to its traditional curves in the woodwork but yet it was the clean white lines in the doors had me hooked.
I opted for contemporary chrome door handles and went super bold with a cream on 3 walls followed by a vibrant red on the feature wall I can honestly say that 6 years on I still adore my kitchen and other than a few tweaks to add in more storage space in the kitchen it has certainly lasted well and has many many more meals left to create in there.
I love how the matt of the doors in my kitchen hides those finger prints that high gloss would have only highlighted.
I also love just timeless this design is so would suit any age!
So 6 years on would I still pick the same kitchen? … Yes .. However the square door handles are evil so would go for something far more round, as that might just help with not getting belt loops on trousers caught on them at every given opportunity.
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