Having worked on Beautiful Kitchens for just over seven months, I feel I’m getting somewhat closer to knowing what I want to do with my own kitchen. Not that I’m close to affording the extension and total revamp you understand, but a girl can dream.
Since we moved into our house in February, the ancient kitchen has been a bone of contention. Not having been touched since the 1930s, it has black and white tiles that remind me of my old school days and cabinetry that has truly seen better days. The taps are almost hidden under the ground-in limescale that refuses to come off and the laminate worksurfaces are chipped and tired. It’s not a room that I am proud to show off, nor is it somewhere that inspires me to spend much time in it.
Anyway, as you can imagine, I spend a lot of time imagining the finished product – an open-plan, sleek and stylish kitchen. Firstly, I love hi-gloss units in a latte, beige or mushroom colour – especially this one by Second Nature.
The Avant Beige hi-gloss kitchen by Second Nature
Secondly I’d like a Corian worktop with integrated sink.
Night Sky Corian
Thirdly, I’d like two flooring zones – wide wenge wooden planks for the dining area and large hard-wearing tiles for the kitchen and out onto the patio.
I’m also swaying towards a large curved island, similar to the new Crescent Curve by Metris.
The Crescent Curve by Metris
For now, however, I may not be about to pretty up the cabinets, but I can certainly pretty up what’s inside them – starting with this gorgeous cake stand from BHS – much more affordable!
Electroplate cake stand in Teal, £15 from BHS
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