Kitchen Inspo

Ah kitchens! This has been the main thing I have been looking forward to pulling together. I have never had a decent size kitchen and with an extension out the back and side return, we will! Very excited. But also a bit anxious about the pressure. I have got to get this right. There are so many decisions!

The first thing I did was decided on overall look and feel I wanted. I knew I wanted a dark kitchen and a light worktop, I knew I wanted some exposed brick and then lots of light. So we are going big with skylights and a big back crittal window and door at the back. Sadly we can’t afford a kitchen by the big boys like deVOL so we are going to go for an Ikea kitchen and then get some bespoke doors made to make it a bit more special and unique.

Howdans Lamona Ceramic Belfast Sink | Devol Kitchens

And a butler sink. I had a butler sink in our last flat and they are as lovely to use and they look stylish. Plus they are easy to clean!

Ikea Nyvattnet Tap | Howden Lamona Tap | Quooker Boiling Water Tap

Taps! It’s all about the tap right now, isn’t it? The brass trend has got me good. So I am in the market for one but I can’t believe how different the price range is. Some are £100 (Ikea) and others over £1000!)


1. John Lewis Cup Drawer Pull 2. Ikea Eneryda Cup Handle 3. Ikea Eneryda Knob 4. John Lewis Antique Brass Ball Finial

So if I go with a brass tap then I need to go with brass handles. I don’t want anything too modern as it is a Victorian house. I think the combination of the drawer pull and a gold knob for cupboards.

I found these pictures via Pinterest from a company that specialise in side extensions. It is great to get an idea of what a side extension will look like. It is hard to imagine as our kitchen is like this – down a level. I love how they have done this. Exposed brick on one wall looks great.

Oooh I am more excited now!

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