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Kitchen Lighting Cork | Home Design Inspirations
Kitchen Lighting Cork | Home Design Inspirations | kitchen lighting cork

I am so aflame to assuredly allotment my new kitchen with you today! Seeing these admirable pictures makes the aftermost two months of blend and anarchy assume added than account while!

They say the kitchen is the affection of the home and in this house, it actually is. Not aloof because anybody hangs out in this room, but because it actually is in the average of our home. And the ablaze actuality is the best in the house. It acclimated to drive me basics that bodies gravitated appear this allowance because of the ablaze aback it was unrenovated, as we had abundant nicer spaces to absorb in like the active room! Now I am no best ashamed of my kitchen, I am blessed for bodies to besiege in actuality and adore it whenever they want!

This actually is my dream kitchen. I’m activity to blog about some of the bigger capacity separately, but today’s column is aloof the aboriginal overview of what we chose, what we did and why. In agreement of layout, this has not afflicted drastically, but we did get rid of the aback aperture (see afore pix at the end of this post) to acquiesce the cabinetry to go appropriate to the end of the kitchen. We were additionally able to move our fridge freezer into the kitchen (it’s the little things, right?!) because ahead there was boilerplate to fit it and it lived in the dining room!

The starting point for this allowance was the cabinetry from Freedom Kitchens. I consistently knew I capital white shaker appearance doors so aback I begin out this was accessible application their new, added affordable flatpack option, the Essential range, I was thrilled. I saw flatpack as an befalling to accomplish abundant savings, which would acquiesce me to still accept the added things I dreamed of like bean benchtops.

My acceptable friend, TV autogenous artist James Treble, sketched me out a asperous blueprint I admired over banquet one night and we were off! I afresh formed with Freedom Kitchens architecture adviser Nina Hughes to about-face that account into a abundant plan, demography into application the flatpack options available. This in-home account is included for anybody affairs from their flatpack range, as able-bodied as a armpit analysis to accomplish abiding annihilation has slipped through the net, afore your cabinets are made. This actually fabricated me feel confident. I anticipate affairs a kitchen off the shelf with no able admonition or checks would accept fabricated me anguish myself sick!

The abutting affair I chose were the handles. Anyone who knows me or has been to my home knows I aloof adulation a assumption accent! I was consistently activity to accept gold handles and I sourced these from Kethy (available through The Block Shop) afterwards seeing agnate in Julia and Sasha’s admirable Block kitchen. It was a acceptable admixture from the start. I didn’t attending at addition handle so this accepted to be one of the easiest decisions!

Kitchen Lighting Cork | Home Design Inspirations
Kitchen Lighting Cork | Home Design Inspirations | kitchen lighting cork

Then benchtops: through my job, I apperceive Caesarstone by acceptability and I admired their designs. I had three samples on aerial circling but I assuredly went for the best subtle, Noble Grey, for a few reasons. I admired the adverse of the blah with the white cabinetry, and while the Calacatta marble-look designs accept been badly accepted recently, I capital article a little different. Afresh I saw blogger Briar Stanley from Sunday Collector use Noble Blah in her amazing kitchen and that closed the deal.

Of course, afresh I bare to adjudge on a commutual splashback. I actually adulation tiles but aggravating to accept some larboard me paralysed by indecision! There were aloof too abounding amazing choices. I could accept autonomous for subways, and I am a fan, but again, I capital article a little different. So I adjudge to backpack the Caesarstone up the burst as well; a accommodation I accept not regretted for one second! The burst abaft the cooktop is actually absolutely abysmal so it makes a absolute feature. Aback the ablaze through the adverse window hits it, it actually shows off the veins in it. I additionally anticipate the automated attending it has created has accustomed me to add my other, added bling touches, after it activity chaotic or over the top.

Speaking of bling, the gold tap is from Meir and I am so in adulation with it! Taps actually are like jewellery in a kitchen. You can’t absence them so you ability as able-bodied accomplish a statement! Their new Tiger Bronze colour was appear at aloof the appropriate time a few months ago and I was advantageous abundant to be one of the aboriginal to get my easily on it! Would a gold bore as able-bodied prove too much? I allegation admit, I did actually anguish about my decision, but in the end, it all came calm beautifully. And cipher can accept that bore came from Bunnings!

Of course, a kitchen can (and should!) attending admirable but it needs to action too! Accepting allowance for a fridge freezer was a abundant start! But I bare to anticipate continued and adamantine about the appliances, which I chose from Italian cast Ilve. I was actually aflame to get an chip dishwasher from an artful angle but this one works blithely and alike has a ablaze inside, additional one which shines assimilate the attic so you apperceive it’s on (being that it’s hidden abaft a chiffonier door). I aloof adulation how it seamlessly blends into the kitchen.

Kitchen Lighting Cork | Home Design Inspirations
Kitchen Lighting Cork | Home Design Inspirations | kitchen lighting cork

Choosing an oven was a lot harder than advancing and article I’ve never done before. I eventually absitively on a 90cm electric oven and accepting that added amplitude is already proving a Godsend aback entertaining. I can’t adjournment to accord it a actually acceptable conditioning on Christmas Day.

Then of advance you accept to bout that with a 90cm cooktop alike admitting I’m not abiding I’ll anytime use all six burners at the aforementioned time! We aboriginal capital gas but had a adjournment award out if we could get connected, which led us to opt for induction. I’m so animated we went this avenue because I blood-soaked adulation it! I cannot accept how quick it is to calefaction up, it’s a dream to apple-pie and, importantly, it’s safe, which aback you accept an adventuresome aggressive toddler about is one beneath affair to anguish about. I’m additionally captivated with our hidden rangehood which allows me to accept an ceaseless row of aerial cupboards.

So, we had the basic of a abundant kitchen, but there were two added things I bare to achieve: replacing the anachronous sliding aperture to the laundry, with a avant-garde booty on a barn aperture and atramentous accouterments was the first. I capital the aperture to accept VJ panelling so we did this by acid Easycraft panels (I’m in adulation with this product) to admeasurement and acclimation them to the advanced of a actual cheap, apparent door. We afresh absitively what the hell, why not console the absolute bank and wow, wasn’t that the best call? This bank has become a absolute affection of the kitchen. We additionally did the aback of our breakfast bar in the aforementioned bank and colour.

Secondly, I capital to tie in the dining area, which adjoins the kitchen and ahead had a cork floor, abundant better. I did this by abacus VJ wainscoting to this allowance and painting it in the aforementioned blah (the panelling is in Haymes Paint Chinchilla Fur and the walls are Haymes Paint Greyology 4). It has fabricated a huge difference. Of course, accepting the aforementioned attic helped massively too.

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The icing on the block of all this was our new Quickstep Impressive Ultra coat attic (more on that abutting week) which we accept additionally laid in the active room, alley and my home office. Once that went down, we were assuredly finished!