24 Oct Before and after: a dated kitchen is now bursting with country character
We know you’ll enjoy this Shaker-style kitchen makeover with modern gray-headeds walls
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‘When my husband and I firstly moved here, we were more than happy to take over the job of revising a instead tired and run-down home ,’ says the owner.’ But as soon as we discovered that I was pregnant with our son, our priorities changed !’
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Work to oust the decaying windows and remove the age-old lean-to was already well under way. But the reaching of a babe biy implied they had to make our more ambitious plans for the kitchen on hold. Nonetheless, this did give them time to think about what they actually wanted from the available space, and likewise how to manufacture the most of our now restriction budget.
‘Six months down the line, and with our inherited clapped-out cooker on its last legs, “its time to” situated our hopes into action ,’ the owner explains.
‘We decided to stick with the existing scheme in order to save on expensive brand-new pipework and station rates, but I think it was spending a long weekend clearing the room that really made a big difference to our budget ,’ says the owner.
Removing the old-fashioned measurements and wall and storey tiles ready for health professionals convey they were able to save hundreds of pounds on labour costs. Of route, getting rid of the aged lean-to had instantaneously improved sunlight stages, but simply removing a build-up of clay and debris from the existing skylight too helped.
‘As I wanted countries around the world feel with a modern quirk, classic Shaker-style components were high on my directory of must-haves. Thanks to an existing walk-in pantry who are currently rooms bulkier components and our old fridge-freezer, we only necessary limited cabinetry so were able to splash out on aspect units.’
Opting for a primed, ready-to-paint kitchen opened the couple the flexible of choosing their own finish. It also offers longevity, as they can easily be updated with a fresh coat of paint.
‘Although we may have played it safe with our preference of a soft stone colour, I’ve never shied away from adventurous colors, so was happy to team the stone-coloured contingents with dark-grey walls and a little pattern in the form of eye-catching wall tiles. They were a last-minute addition aroused by an online brochure.’
The owners are keen cooks, so a large scope was always on the cards. It fits perfectly into the old-time fireplace.
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The internet clearly grew the couple’s firstly port of call when looking to save money.’ By sourcing pieces such as the Belfast sink, the sound and the worktop online, we were able to offset most expensive components, such as my lovely range cooker ,’ they explain.
‘Even our bespoke blinds were dictated online- although I did criterion the windows a hundred times before placing the order.’
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We did, however, have to trench our a blueprint for a slab flooring, as it would have seriously blown the budget. Instead, we opted for a practical porcelain lookalike.
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Cladding a problematic wall up tongue-and-groove panelling for under PS50 also supported cheaper than replastering. The chalky finish made a big difference to the final finish of the worktops. It was achieved with a special oil.
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‘To hide our moistening machine and dishwasher, I made a simple pull-back curtain from a tablecloth. It too intensifies the room’s country appear. I too oiled the brand-new worktop applying a tinted chalk finish, which inspects lovely.’
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‘The compact dining arena came courtesy of my mothers- they spotted the fold-down table at Ikea and you would think it had been stirred for the number of jobs, as it sits perfectly in what is now the ideal kitchen-diner for our thriving family.’
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