4/16/2014

Our home - Kitchen ideas

With our big move and endless renovations and decorating just around the corner (which I blogged all about here) It's time we begin knuckling down and coming up with some idea's on what we want to do with the house and actually agreeing on them. Thankfully Nick is an easy going guy and lets me have a lot of say in the choices but I am extremely picky yet indecisive so I am struggling, already. I find it hard to visualise what I want without seeing it right there infront of me. I have been browsing the internet for hours on end to come up with some inspiration and I have found it has really helped. 

One of the first big jobs on our list is to have a new kitchen bought and fitted. So that is where Nick and I are focusing all our attention at the moment. Trying to decide which one we want to go for. I think we are both liking the look of white kitchens with wooden work surfaces but I am worried about the practicality of wooden work surfaces? They look good but are they practical?
This is my personal favourite. It's an off white wooden kitchen with oak work surfaces. I think it looks traditional without looking to old fashioned and it almost has a shabby chic/cottage feel. I think it would be a lovely, welcoming family kitchen. I think it's my dream kitchen. 


This one is Nick's favourite but we have agreed that we wouldn't have any glass doors, have different door handles and perhaps have a wooden work surface if we did go for this kitchen. I would be happy with this one but it pales in comparison to my dream kitchen. Both kitchens are from the same range but just have different finishes. 

Although we haven't signed on the dotted line yet the kitchen fitter in the family is going to come to the house with us next week so he can measure up. He is then going to design the kitchen for us. When the time comes he is going to buy it at cost and fit it for free. We are so lucky to have joiners, kitchen fitters, gas engineers, electricians and handy men in the family! All the blokes in the family are raring to go and see our house as their project too! 

Just hoping we can finish the paperwork off as soon as possible so we can start making the house our home. 

4 comments:

  1. I love the top one. We are doing exactly the same thing right now and I'm loving the offwhite and mushroom colours you can get. I don't think you'll be disappointed with whatever you decide.Keep us posted!!

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    1. Thank you. I love the top one too but in two minds about the wood work surfaces x

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  2. The top one is my type of dream kitchen! Slightly country but fresh too. I don't think wooden worktops are any less practical than other materials - You use work surface protectors and chopping boards rather than cutting straight on the side so wood should be fine :) x

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    1. Thanks again Donna. Totally, that's why I love it. Kind of traditional but slightly modern too. I've read a lot of contrasting opinions on the wood work surfaces. Read some horror stories about the wood going black and such! I love the look of wood on white so so much but really don't know what to do! x

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