Saturday, January 22

Sharing my plans for the kitchen

I am joining in a new meme this week and what better way than to introduce myself by showing you round my kitchen - as it is now. I LOVE this room as I love cooking and will be really inspired when the work is finished.








This wall is between the snug and the kitchen - because the kitchen is SO warm when the Aga is on we feel there is sufficient heat to warm both rooms - so we are knocking through into the snug and having double doors here. All of the wall cupboards are going to become base for book shelves. The dresser is going to be painted and will go on the far left wall next to the window. I am quite fancying a pale sage green colour for the units as the granite worktops have a green hint of colour. The base units will be used elsehere too

 

The Aga will stay put but the lids will be replaced and the black top re-enamelled, it should look like new Jon wants to strip down the inside and refurbish any worn parts. To the right of the Aga we are having a cupboard fitted which will do right up to the ceiling - no gaps for dust. This will be covered with a shutter so the microwave etc will be hidden.

 

The patio doors (which are old anyway) are being replaced by a single door and ajoining window. This will allow another unit to be fitted under the window. The washing machine and fridge will be housed here, integrated. The white appliance you can just see is the dishwasher. This will hidden when another wooden panel is fitted infront of it, making it integral too. All tiles are coming down, all wall cupboards are coming down and being used  for storage in the porch. You will notice just behind the sink the wall dips back. I am having a shelf fitted and my crockery (all white) will sit here - straight from the dishwasher.


The cupboard in the left corner, currently home to the washing machine will become my pantry. It was one originally but the door was in the hall. We moved it into the kitchen. The floor tiles will remain and again the cupboards will be painted.

I am clicking at my heels to begin! The colour theme will run through the house - inspired by my curtains.




How is this for coincidence - I googled "Next Alium Curtains" a few minutes ago - these are the curtains I have in both the snug and large lounge - bought for next to nothing at the Next Clearance. I love them. Anyway, I came across a link in Google images to a lady who is selling a pair - large size (the curtains not the lady)...and now I have bought them so will have sufficient to make a kitchen blind! Way hey!

17 comments:

  1. It sounds a wonderful plan and I can't wait for the work to start so you can post pictures of the finished thing! It's why I love Grand Designs etc so exciting to see the finished product!

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  2. I can understand your impatience to get started. It's going to look very different. It's always good to have a fresh look :-)

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  3. How exciting. I quite like the cosiness of it as it is though.
    I shall enjoy watching the progress through your blog.
    You are lucky to be having this change, though I expect there will be mess and turmoil.
    Good luck with it.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  4. Sounds gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished result...and pick up a few tips along the way.
    Jane x

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  5. Sounds good to me., interesting that curtain material - fifty years ago I bought some David Whitehead fabric for curtains (the in thing at the time) and they were not dissimilar. Just goes to show what goes around, comes around. Good luck with the plans - do pop in when you are this way out.

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  6. What an exciting project : )

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  7. Ooh I can just feel your excitement from here, can't wait to see it all take shape. You have a lovely lot of space to play with. What luck about the extra set of curtains, that was really "meant to be" wasn't it?

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  8. I'm excited for you, but sounds EXHAUSTING.

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  9. How lovely to have a look around your kitchen via your pictures. It looks wonderful to me but I also understand your excitement to have all the work completed.

    So glad you joined in Weekend Cooking. It's great to make a new friend,

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  10. I love a good kitchen. My husband completly gutted the house we are in and knocked down a wall to install a great big kitchen. I love it even if all I do mostly now is low fat food! Well done on the weight loss. I too put on about 5 pounds over the festive season but that's mostly gone now. It's such a great feeling to feel fitter and slimmer - all the best and keep going, it's well worth it!

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  11. I can hear and see all the excitement you have for this project. I too will be doing this. (Hey ... we will be able to swap "war stories".)
    You are much more ahead of the game than I am, at the present time. Looking forward to watching the transformation.

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  12. Welcome to Weekend Cooking and what a fabulous post to share. I am in love with your colors. So calming, I think. And I've always wanted an Aga, but so far, not to be.

    I love your space just how it is but your descriptions of the new kitchen sound fantastic. I can't wait to see what it looks like -- in progress and done.

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  13. until i can get it together in my kitchen, I'll be living my remodeling dreams through yours..lol :) How nifty is this!!

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  14. Sounds great!! However, I am biased because my own kitchen is horrid and beyond saving.

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  15. I waited 30 years for my dream kitchen and it is 'exactly' what I always dreamed of. Can't wait to see yours. :)

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  16. Welcome to the Weekend Cooking meme :) I'm looking forward to see the changes you'll make in the kitchen (before and after pics!).

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  17. YOU HAVE A REAL AGA!!! :)

    Love the peak into your kitchen, thanks for sharing and welcome to Weekend Cooking!

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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