Kitchen. Monday , August 07th , 2017 - 09:23:05 AM
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.
Leave walls exposed, choose a colour scheme that will work for you – it doesn’t have to mean bright colours. This room has a lot of interesting elements, but it’s completely neutral. Exposed brickwork is very on-trend right now and adds warmth, with its earthy tones. Monochrome picture frames hung in a group on the wall are also an eye-catching part of the scheme.
Use lemons for limescale, to get rid of limescale in your kettle, simply fill it with water and lots of lemon juice. Let it soak for an hour, boil the kettle, empty and rinse, and don’t forget the bins, bins can harbour odours long after you’ve changed the bag. To avoid this, wash and dry the bin, and sprinkle a few spoonfuls of baking powder in the bottom. It really works.