If you have been following my blog for the past year you will know that we were recently lucky enough to buy our first home. After we signed on that dotted line we then had months and months of renovating on our hands. When I say renovating I don't just mean a face lift either, we gutted the house and every room was stripped back to brick. It was one huge feat that was tiring, stressful and expensive but 9 months later and we have pretty much finished everything. It's such a relief to say that out loud.
The main benefit of renovating your own house is having full control of the layout, design and decor of every single room. I don't think I have a clue what I am talking about when it comes to interiors but I feel as though I have done a pretty good job from room to room. I stuck to neutral colours throughout the house and although I did play it safe every room has such a warm and welcoming feel to it.
The kitchen was one of my favourite rooms to design. As a huge fan of shabby chic and farmhouse kitchens I knew what style I wanted and what look I wanted to achieve. I chose to combine both shabby chic and country farmhouse to create a traditional kitchen with a modern edge. I chose every little detail in our kitchen from the colour of the grout on the tiles to the handles on the cupboards. It's safe to say that the kitchen is my baby.
Once all the renovating and decorating was out the way it was time for us to focus on kitting out our new kitchen with brand new appliances. We already had the fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle and toaster from our previous property but there were purchases that were still to be made. With a new kitchen you need all the latest gadgets and two that were on my list were a new coffee machine and soup maker. Both have been great additions to our kitchen because who doesn't love fresh coffee and fresh soup?!
What are your must have kitchen gadgets?