I love looking for interior design ideas in magazines and websites, and could spend all day pinning to my Pinterest boards! Progress on our house is so slow: most rooms are looking quite good, but we only have two finished rooms, the downstairs toilet, and Thea’s room, which recently featured on RockMyFamily. Our kitchen is the only room we’ve barely touched.
The gingery oak cupboards are not what we would have chosen, but not bad enough to rip out, even if we had that kind of money! Even if we could afford it, we are trying to live a more LAGOM life, by reusing where we can, so would still do our best to work with what we have. It’s very gloomy and orange-toned, thanks to the awful lino, tiles and lights. The layout is fine, and the cupboards are sound, so we are planning to revamp it on a budget.
I’d love white or pale grey cupboard doors, but I’d need to paint them myself and there are 16, plus four drawers. I’m sure I’d get bored half way through and end up with it half finished, although this kitchen has mix and match units, and looks fabulous! Maybe I could start with the bottom ones, and see how I go!
The thing that is driving our revamp is the urgent need to replace this monstrous old cooker, which was left by the previous owner. I can’t tell you how many tears I have shed over ruined meals from this beast. It burns the top and undercooks the middle, and the hob takes forever to cook anything. Then it finally overflows, before burning onto the surface.
We’ll be getting an energy efficient induction hob, and a new low-level built in oven, which means new worktops (which is fine by me, our faux granite ones are not my favourite!) I love stainless steel, but Ryan thinks it smacks of abattoir. I LOVE this industrial look and will be getting white metro tiles with grey grout, like these. Our horrid orange brown lino will be replaced with something grey.
Do you have any tips for revamping a kitchen on a limited budget? I’d love to hear them! Which do you think would look best in our house?
*This post is in collaboration with homify, and as usual, all opinions are my own.