Our new kitchen

Our new kitchen

In June 2021 after the completion of our new bathroom we started on the kitchen, which adjoins the bathroom. We opted to keep the layout very similar to the original layout for two reasons: 1 the layout worked well for us and as a small kitchen there are not too many layout options. 2 we didn’t want to incur extra costs in moving the services, we didn’t have to move any of the plumbing for the sink, dishwasher and washing machine. But we did improve on the existing drainage pipework.

It all started with decanting everything from the kitchen, we moved the fridge/freezer and some units into the dining room to set up a temporary kitchen in there. My husband was tasked with removing and disposing of the existing kitchen which he did a fantastic job of. If you have the time and the resources, then you can save some costs here. We then had some touch-up skimming to do because the wall tiles made some damage when coming away from the walls.

After the flooring came the kitchen cabinets, Which I opted for in a dark green colour, with laminate grey worktops. I sourced black slim D shape handles for the cabinets and grey metro tiles to complete the look. Because we went for matt black brassware in the bathroom we carried this through into the kitchen with a black tap, sink and spotlights.

Our kitchen works much better for us now, we switched from a gas hob to an induction hob and the clean up is so much easier now. We also opted to have the microwave wall mounted, and this saves us so much worktop space. Another great item we managed to include was a bin unit with 2 bins for rubbish and recycling, this has also meant the unsightly bins have been removed from the kitchen and hidden away – giving us more floor space as well. Prevously our boiler was an ugly white box in the corner of the room, it has now been encased in a wall unit which means it is no longer noticeable.