It’s been 6 months (plus 32 years!) that I have been waiting for my dream kitchen and I am so delighted to share with you our new pride and joy!
We started our house renovations in October 2018 turning our lovely (but small proportioned) 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom detached house into a 4 bedroom home with large kitchen dining space, utility and second bathroom.
I’m going to blog about the extension process separately when the other rooms are finished and ready to share. Plus my new baby (aka kitchen of dreams!) deserves its own blog post!
I’ve always dreamed of an in frame/ shaker kitchen so when we started looking at options, we were already half way there.
We scoured magazines and brochures, contacted various kitchen makers (both chain and independents) and then after months of searching, we were recommended to Concept Interiors in Sheffield.
We visited the Concept Interiors showroom and I was hooked – a huge range, from shaker to in frame to handle-less contemporary. I was in kitchen heaven.
We sat with the team and talked through options leading to an amazing design and a competitive quote – a done deal.
During the process of our extension, we realised the benefit of having a bespoke kitchen. Our building team revised the wall layout between the utility and the kitchen meaning we needed to relocate some units and change the design – no issues!
I realised I wanted a power socket in the island which meant adding dummy panels to allow for cables – again no issues!
It was a seamless process from design to install, just a total pleasure. If you are looking for a kitchen, do contact Kieron at Concept Interiors – there is nothing they can’t do!
I had herringbone flooring in my mind right from the start but I really wanted tiles. We paid a visit to Yorkshire Tile Company in Sheffield and chose these gorgeous Urbia Wood effect Tiles in colour W. Our tiler laid these herringbone for us which although took longer, was the right choice as they give the exact look I wanted.
In terms of choosing the kitchen, I knew I wanted white quartz with a marble effect, possibly grey units and the island I wanted to be a bit different and choose a new colour. We went for the new Farrow and Ball DeNimes for the island and Leyland Pearl for the outer units.
I had always dreamed of a Belfast sink so we chose a double Belfast to complement the kitchen. This is a Shaws of Darwin sink. We also chose a Franke tap.
After talking through oven options, I decided against a double oven housed within built in cupboards as we didn’t have enough height to accommodate them. Instead we chose a Rangemaster Professional 90 and I’m so glad we did.
I know I hadn’t had an oven for 5 months but seriously – this one is super fast! Plenty of oven space and cooks like a dream. I think it really finishes off the kitchen too.
I really did search high and low for handles but as soon as I saw the Armac Martin Queslett range, I fell in love. They are such beautiful quality. I really feel they are a great statement.
Within the cupboards we chose a tall spice rack which we use to store jars, tins, cereals and pasta and a separate larder to hide away the microwave, coffee maker etc
In addition we have an integrated dishwasher and 70/30 fridge freezer.
Other than painting the skirtings, doors and door frames to freshen up, the kitchen is ready and we are over the moon.
This weekend we are planning to move our dining table in and some of Harry’s toy storage so it is beginning to feel finished.
I’ll share some further pictures as we dress the room and finish other rooms in the new extension but I hope you love this as much as we do!
Our kitchen before we started the renovations.
After our renovations – our dream kitchen!
Links to all suppliers:
Kitchen by Concept Interiors
Flooring by Yorkshire Tile Company
Handles by Armac Martin
Range Cooker by Rangemaster
Tap by Franke
Sink by Shaws of Darwen
Barstools by B&Q
Pendant lights by Laura Ashley