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16 May 2012

Home Sweet Home: Kitchen Snippets

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After months of hard work my dream has been realised. I have mentioned before that Adam and I bought a flat and are in the process of renovating it, which I why my poor blog has become so neglected. Armed little knowledge of DIY than an 'A' each in GCSE and Standard Grade CDT, we bought a property without central heating, electric wiring from the 1930's and no kitchen what so ever. Not a regular old fixer-upper in need of a lick of paint and new carpets. Oh no!

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This room was a particular challenge, in the future I will post the suitably horrifying before and during pictures but for now here is a little peek into my newly finished kitchen. Back in November when we first viewed the flat it was this room that really sold it for me. Empty except for a huge disused fireplace and even in the depths of winter, large and sunny enough to detract from the garish red patterned carpet, pink wood chip wallpaper and artex ceiling. All of which have since been painstakingly removed.

From then on I began designing my dream kitchen, this involved a large pad of squared paper, many cups of tea and hours lots to Pinterest. I have spent years living in rented properties dreaming of designing my own kitchen but in reality it is much more difficult than picking out cabinets and tiles. Water, gas and electricity have to be considered and everything measured to the last millimetre. From the very beginning I knew that I wanted a white kitchen with oak worktops and small metro tiles, taking inspiration from the kitchen used to film The Delicious Miss Dahl. White and airy with colour added through bright accessories. These pictures are just a few snippets of the room, I have lots more to share of the whole kitchen but this is my favourite part. Needless to say, the plant is re-homed when any baking occurs.

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33 comments:

  1. This kitchen looks like heaven. I live in a rented flat and have a tiny kitchen, something which does not help when writing a baking blog! I long for a kitchen with light for taking perfect photos and plenty of worktop space for hydrangeas. Congratulations on your lovely home. x

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  2. This is utterly gorgeous. I can't think of a better place to bake!
    x

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  3. Beautiful space! Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

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  4. Beautiful! I have a few of those Twinings Jubilee tea tins too - they're so cute. Lovely, what a pleasure it must be to cook here!

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  5. It's so beautiful! What a project you've taken on. Husband & I hope to do a lot of remodeling in our house (kitchen, living room & basement) but it feels like it's never going to happen. Sigh, alas... I know it well. But this, this looks just fabulous. I'm smitten!

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  6. oooh one more slice! we really have the same taste in cook books.

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  7. This is such a beautiful kitchen! x

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  8. It looks lovely! I would also love to restore an old flat. It looks so homely! I especially like the tiles :) x

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  9. What a beautiful kitchen - you have such wonderful taste. I may have to steal a few inspirations for our own kitchen: love the stacked books with the tin & the hanging display!! Can't wait to see more, sounds like a big project - but such an exciting one!! xo

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  10. absolutely perfect kitchen! i think i might be a little in love with it. xx

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  11. Wow, you did an amazing job! This is so beautiful!

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  12. I'm so happy for you Cait, your kitchen look absolutely lovely! And that is the very same KitchenAid I was lusting over a few days ago (only it was cherry pink), when I posted a picture of it on my Instagram :)
    Well done my dear, you must be so relieved! And I know what you mean with day dreaming of designing your own kitchen, I still live in a rented flat and even though there's enough room, everything is just "made to be umore difficult"! There are not enough worktops and my landlord is 6,6 feet high so imagine the unreachable shelves...! >_<
    Anyways, congratulations lady! I virtually send you a pretty bouquet of "welcome home" flowers ;)
    Ale
    x

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  13. You've both done an amazing job, can't wait to hear about more of your projects! x

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  14. Amazing. I'm in the middle of a renovation project too, and it amazes me how much long everything takes. The kitchen is my next project and I'm definitely taking tips from you! xx

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  15. Very darling kitchen. I commend you for taking on such a difficult project! Renovating a space is both difficult and rewarding x

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  16. Your kitchen is stunning! I absolutely loved the one in the Sophie Dahl programme, so this is absolutely my dream kitchen! Well done to you both for taking on such an amazing but daunting challenge!

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  17. I spy the kettle that I have been lusting after for an age!

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  18. WOW!! Your kitchen looks amazing and exactly what I love! Cole and I just bought our first house and the first thing I did was paint the kitchen cabinets white. I can't believe how much bigger it already looks. Next I'll be replacing the countertops with chopping block and using white planks as a backsplash. So seeing how amazing your kitchen looks is making me really excited to keep going with mine!

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  19. It's looking beautiful Cait, hope your both super proud! We have just bought a new apartment and in the process of making it homey, such a great feeling when it looks just as you imagined. x

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  20. A lovely, homey looking kitchen. I can't imagine it looking any less than beautiful! You must share those before and during photos. Good luck with the rest of your project! If this is anything to go on, your flat is going to look wonderful :)

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  21. All of your hard work and planning has been so, so worth it - this is the dream kitchen!

    I can't wait to see more :)

    Becky at life/style/flash. blog x

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  22. Oh it looks so lovely! Glad you're back, and I'm looking forward to seeing more!

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  23. Looks like your kitchen is gonna be beautiful! :-)

    Nat x

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  24. Where did you find those Twinings tea tins? They are super cute and remind me of the Fortnum & Mason ones. Thanks!

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  25. this looks amazing so far! i can't wait to see more of it!

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  26. Beautiful Kitchenaid! I've been wanting one for ages... but I can't decide between cream coloured or a mint green one I've posted about on my blog. It's a big decision when you know it'll last a lifetime! x

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  27. you have such a beautiful kitchen! congratulations on turning it into something so pretty from what i'm sure was a disaster zone beforehand. how lovely to be able to make it your home. :)

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  28. Your kitchen looks marvellous! I love how clean it looks. Clean with the right touch of lovely colours and accessories in the right places. It also looks refreshing and serene. Fancy you are cooking in heaven.

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  29. Bizarrely I think I have kitchen envy! I would love my kitchen to look like this- it's totally idyllic!

    I adore your blog (only found it today) and would love you to take a look at mine too!

    Love xxx

    www.sw-fashion.net

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