Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Collaboration | I Love My Kitchen

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We have had our new kitchen now for over 12 months but I still love it as much as I did the first time I saw it. Our previous  kitchen was somewhere I used to cook in, do the dishes and not much else. I didn't like it at all. It was old, out of date and I would try and spend as little time in there as possible. When it was time to have a kitchen makeover I wanted to create a space that I would enjoy spending time in. Somewhere that was bright, fresh and modern. I am so happy to say that after 16 years of living in our home I finally love my kitchen.

Creating a kitchen was not an easy task, it was hard work. We spent months deciding on the kitchen cupboards, what design we wanted, then what colour. We changed our minds so many times and once we had decided on the design and colour the hardest thing then was to choose tiles. There are just so many possibilities, small tiles, large tiles or no tiles at all. The choices were endless.

I think when you haven't designed a kitchen before it's hard to know where to start. The first idea that will come to your mind is to Google. Google has the answer to everything. We spent so many hours browsing online, looking at different websites for ideas. Pinterest was great especially for modern kitchen ideas. We also found interior blogs which gave us some great ideas and store blogs too. We recently came across Fishpool's blog which gives you lots of ideas on How To Create A Kitchen Like The Celebrities. I was drawn to Courtney Cox's kitchen as it looks so bright, clean and fresh and would be the perfect place to start your morning. There is so much light and that's so important.

Letting in daylight was something we struggled with in our old kitchen as we only had a small window and a door to the garden. Our builder actually spoke to us about the possibility of combining the door and small window space with one large window, moving the door to the garden over to the far side of the kitchen. I wasn't sure at first as it seemed a lot of work for not much in return, I was wrong. It has completely changed the kitchen and the amount of light we get now is amazing. It's such a nice feeling seeing the sun shine in while you are making breakfast.

It's quite sad that we 'put up' with our old kitchen for so long. I didn't actually realise how unhappy I was with our old kitchen until one day I couldn't bear to look at it any more.  Obviously a new kitchen isn't something you can just buy one day, it takes time to plan and save for. I would suggest that if you are looking at getting a new kitchen in the near future then start browsing for ideas now as it could save you lots of time when the day actually comes.

Michelle

This post is in paid partnership with Fishpools
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12 comments

  1. I also loved browsing when we were planning our kitchen - it needed completely renovating, so we stripped it out and started again. The kitchen is the heart of our home, so it was important to us that it fitted our needs :)

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  2. The Kitchen looks great! Like you've said letting the light in makes such a difference!

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  3. I love how open your kitchen is, my clean has four windows and it lets it lots of light and its a great place to spend time with the family.

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  4. I recently had my kitchen redone, and absolutely love it now! It was so small and cramped before. Yours looks lovely.

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  5. Your new kitchen is gorgeous. I love the colour of the tiles.

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  6. The kitchen is such an important part of the house that you need to feel happy in it. I'm so excited to move in a house so we can choose an renovate a kitchen to be exactly what we want x

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  7. Our kitchen is in desperate need of renovations, but our landlord isn't planning on doing so for another couple of years. Loving your kitchen - it's so bright and welcoming!

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  8. It's gorgeous, and I especially love the worktop. We have a black granite one at the moment and it shows up every mark, I would love a lighter colour next time! :)

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  9. Looks devine - can't wait to get mine - keep changing my mind on the look

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  10. The kitchen is the heart of a home. Deffo needs to be spot on and ready to entertain in xx

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  11. Your new kitchen (I think it's still ok to say it's new, even though you've had it a while LOL) looks gorgeous! You've given me some inspo for when I finally get around to renovating mine x

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  12. Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous. I used to love ours, but now it's started looking a little out-dated. I'd love to be able to update it soon :)

    Louise x

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