In my experience, having work done on your home, is unlikely to be drama free, but I won’t go into the can of worms we opened late last summer when we started work on our new kitchen. We are delighted with the results, and the stress, noise, and dust, are but memories.
A couple of weeks ago, I finally got round to taking some pics. The design aimed to open up and extend the kitchen into the dining area, squeezing as much as possible into a small space. Amazingly we now have a dishwasher, a tumble drier, a freezer, and a pull-out larder, all things we didn’t have before, along with loads more storage. Our initial concepts, were beautifully brought to life by Armorel Kitchens with a nod to the midcentury style of the apartment. The kitchen appears as a birch ply box in the living space, wrapping around flat fronted cupboards in pale grey and yellow, with inset brass handles. Underpinning the whole space is the dark sludgy green floor in rubber, by Dalhaus. With furniture, books and knick-knacks now all back in place, the flat has been transformed. Before embarking on this project, we had considered moving, but that idea, is now firmly on the back-burner.

Opening up the kitchen has blurred the divisions between it and the rest of the space.
The pull out larder, formed as a pocket door, replaced the kitchen’s former end wall.
Silt, rubber flooring by Dalhaus, supplied and installed by Lordship Lane Flooring.
Vertical blinds by Hillary’s Blinds