Kitchen. Monday , August 07th , 2017 - 09:19:57 AM
Combining a tiny kitchen and an adjoining dining room, then extending out, has given the owners a huge all-in-one space that suits their sociable lifestyle. The owners moved into their four-bed semi in 2014 and, after a year of dreaming up their perfect kitchen, they hired a builder, who came highly recommended by friends, to extend 5m into the garden. ‘We hit a snag when we found out that the roots of a protected oak tree in our garden were threatening to damage the new foundations, so we had to have the extension underpinned,’ say the couple. ‘This really ate into our budget, so we had to prioritise. The granite worktops were our big splurge, but we shopped around for bargains for the rest of the room.
Say it with flowers, create a feature wall with a pretty floral artwork. Alternatively, you could get the look with a stencil painted directly onto the wall, or wall stickers, which are easy to remove and place somewhere else at a later date. Whichever way you choose to add interest, this image shows that one small piece can have a really big impact on your kitchen scheme. Red and white stools bring the look together.
We wanted the kitchen to have a classic look,’ say the couple, ‘with painted units and a speckled granite worktop. We would have liked everything to be white, but that’s not realistic with a young family. In the dining area, a wallpaper mural adds atmosphere and depth to the white scheme. ‘It’s the first thing people comment on,’ say the owners. Solid-wood flooring has been used throughout the open-plan space. ‘It’s cool in summer and warm in winter, and is highly durable in a family space.