This afternoon I’m finally giving into myself and allowing a moment of indulgence of my greatest ‘want’ at the moment… to revamp our kitchen. The great moving debate is a constant source of discussion in the Norris household right now, can we afford it, where do we want to live, how long would we stay, how long can we stay in this house… the possibilities are endless. While our kitchen is only just over 5 years old, it was chosen by the developers we bought the house from and although perfectly nice, it’s totally not to my taste.
So at this minute I’m bouncing between knowing it’s the sane thing to do to leave it, to needing to do something with it to preserve my own sanity. We’ve considered everything from extensions to makeovers although I always stop short of an entirely new kitchen. I actually like the oak-look shaker units and handles but hate the grey and white tiles and the high gloss granite effect work top. So I spend my time fantasising on pinterest about my dream kitchen and thought I’d share a few of my favourite features with you today.
If I was to do anything in our kitchen it would have to be budget friendly and given that I already like the style of the cupboard doors it seems sensible to paint rather than replace them. I’d love a dove grey or off white paired with pale granite tops or maybe wood, although I know the marks on it would bug me massively.
I always love marble worktops in magazines, but I’m not sure if in the actual home it would look outdated and opinion varies on how hardwearing it is. Not ideal for a functional space.
I’m totally torn when it comes to this next feature as although I love how it looks, I imagine it must be very high maintenance. Perhaps if you have a maid then having your crystal lined up on the shelves neatly would be beautiful but in reality, I don’t fancy greasy cooking steam getting all over them and the potential for breakage with the inevitably regular clean.
It’s a lovely casual look for a mixed cooking and eating space though and I’d love to be able to do it one day, perhaps in a larger kitchen.
Not a new trend but one I’ve been in love with for a while now, metro tiles bring a touch of the urban to any kitchen, classic, country or a mix of eclectic elements. They seem to work everywhere and add a clean streamlined modern look where you need to balance out other design features or sometimes appear quite deco in their styling.
Down-right dreamy spaces…
Sometimes, there’s no denying that there’s inspiration and then there’s aspiration. I couldn’t help but include some of my all time favourite kitchen spaces and dream I might create something similar one day.
So, what’s your kitchen style readers and am I making your heart beat a little bit faster over these beautiful cooking spaces this afternoon?