2017 is going to be a big year of change in the Twinderelmo household. We have been wanting to renovate our hideous bathroom for AGES but my husband has been unexpectedly busy with work that he’s not had enough time to sort it all. We have now finally pencilled in the end of January and I could not be more excited. So what better way to celebrate than deciding you may as well change the kitchen too!
Our kitchen is lovely. It’s a brilliant layout with oodles of cupboards and storage space but once you scratch the surface, it’s not in a very good way at all. The previous owners removed the window from by the sink and bricked it up in order to install French doors meaning that the kitchen now is incredibly dark even with lights either end and spotlights. It also unfortunately has incredibly dark worktops which combined with sage green units means natural light is a real no no.
It is hoped that when we re-do the kitchen, that we will be able to raise the wall units to ceiling height so that we will be able to reinstate a window again to go with our white units to finally create a light airy space that we both desire. Our windows currently are very traditional which fortunately is the style I absolutely love, like Elitis gorgeous Residence 9 flush sash windows which are of an incredibly high finish.
I have been pinning some kitchen ideas over on my Pinterest account to give us some ideas going forward.
I really dislike our kitchen currently due to how dark it is meaning I avoid spending much time in there. Winter is really not helping so anything to create a more open airy feel is a winner for me. We are thinking of having white gloss units. Almost everyone I have told has recoiled in horror at this as with three children white is not usually a colour of choice in our house. However, with wanting to reflect light I have also been told that they really aren’t all that bad. No worse than any other colour and definitely not as bad as black.
We went to have a look at the weekend and I fell in love with speckled black/grey granite worktops which I really think would compliment the look. We are hopefully I the next few weeks getting the company to come and draw up some designs and more importantly give us a quote. I am looking forward to some big changes in 2017 and creating a more desirable living space for us all to enjoy and benefit from.
Disclosure – this post is written in collaboration with Elitis