We planned to replace the kitchen since we moved into the house years ago. The kitchen was looking tired and the time was definitely right!
Dated, Dull, Cramped
Perfect, Bright, Functioning
Our goal was to create a colour contrast between our island and cabinets and to incorporate more light and space in the kitchen. The kitchen we had was cramped, dark and felt very dull.
We got a builder to open a big window space into our kitchen which allowed the light to flood in. This gave us the opportunity to go darker on our island and lighter on our kitchen presses.
We redesigned the space to allow for larger walkways in the kitchen so now we have lots of space.
We had looked at kitchens for years and knew we wanted an in-frame style. The colours were a bit more difficult as I knew I wanted a contrast colour on the island. We had the kitchen hand painted so I was able to pick my colour as we went along.
Plan the way you would like your kitchen to be laid out before you plan the building work so you can make sure that you make any provisions necessary to facilitate our design.
I love the space we have. It’s very nice to still have space to move around when there is more than one person in the kitchen
Everyone seems to notice how bright and open the kitchen is now.