Kitchen renovation

Kitchen before and afterI’ve just been looking back at pictures of the kitchen before and after the refit. We lived with the existing kitchen for about 8 months before the refit started, so in the meantime we gave the kitchen a little makeover to make it more cosy to live in.

We had a free standing fridge so the first thing to do was make some space for it. The kitchen had a breakfast bar type seating area so we took this out to get the fridge in.  We freshened up the cupboards with some white paint and we changed a couple of the ugly doors to curtains. This is easy to do using a net wire and hooks. The curtains were made with iron on hemming as my sewing machine was still packed away- and they were only ever temporary. I have to admit to loving the way the temporary kitchen looked, but there was no doubt that the cupboards needed to be replaced.

Kitchen makeover
Temporary kitchen makeover with curtains on the cupboards.

We added some Georgian style French doors made by a local company to let some more light into the kitchen. The kitchen units are a cream shaker style with a rustic wooden top and Belfast sink, adding a bit of a traditional country feel to the kitchen. The tiles are in shades of cream, white and grey to compliment the fake tile laminate floor. I love the laminate flooring, it was a great find and not at all what we were looking for I’ve never seen a patterned tile effect laminate floor before and everyone always comments on it.

Tile effect laminate floor

The kitchen has had a full makeover, and I’ve upcycled the table Upcycled table update…. now painted and fresh and the welsh dresser My upcycled shabby chic Welsh Dresser (drinks cabinet really) and the only little problem I have is that I somehow dropped the plug for the Belfast sink down the waste bit… and I can’t get it out! Oops.

kitchen makeover


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