Since we first moved into our house, the kitchen was the space that needed the most love. The rest of the house was pretty neutral. We only had to pain a couple of yellow and purple walls white and it was very much the blank canvas that we wanted. The kitchen however, it took more imagination, more paint, more love.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of what the kitchen looked like when we first moved in but it was very dark and it didn’t work . The units were pinetastic, the tiles were terracotta (awful ones at that!), the light was very ugly… whomever designed that kitchen was either not planning to spend too much time in it or they did it in 10 minutes!
But the problems with this kitchen didn’t stop with aesthetics, the layout didn’t work either. The fridge was an under-the-counter small fridge, not at all suitable for a family of 4; the hob and the oven where very far from each other; there was no place for the bins; the lighting was insufficient….
We knew we couldn’t afford to change the kitchen, not then. We decided to paint the units in order to make it more “us”, fresh paint always brings a new lease of life to tired spaces. There was nothing we could do about the layout so we learned to live with it while we put our cents aside.
The time finally came. We had enough money saved and we started getting quotes, designing the kitchen, choosing tiles, units, counters, lights… so many decisions!We finally had D-Day, agreed by the builder and delivery people. I’ve spent a week packing the kitchen + dinning room + utility room into the sitting room. All those years playing Tetris have finally paid off! We even have room for the boys to sit down at the table to eat.We are treating it as an adventure. We are camping upstairs for as long as the work lasts; the washing up is done in the bath; we all have a limited amount of clothes that we can wear; our bedroom has become our new sitting room… it will be fun! I hope….
I can’t wait to see my new kitchen! Yay!
I’ll keep you posted