Magical makeover Ideas to transform a lack-lustre kitchen
PUBLISHED: 08:33 20 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:34 20 February 2013
Change a lack-lustre kitchen with some of these simple ideas, says Heather Dixon<br/><br/>Photograph by Colin Poole
Change a lack-lustre kitchen with some of these simple ideas, says Heather Dixon
Photograph by Colin Poole
Kirsten and Jamie Barnitts old kitchen was in good condition but dated. They wanted a Manhattan loft style room which would become a focal point for family life. So they turned the former kitchen into a playroom for two-year-old daughter Georgia and built a new kitchen across the back of their four-bedroom detached house in Howden, East Yorkshire.
The project took eight months and cost around 20,000.
1 Choosing black units was a bold decision and Kirstin had reservations right up until the day they were installed, but now she loves them. The kitchen is light and spacious so black units work really well. Contrasting limestone floor tiles add to the dramatic effect. I thought they would be difficult to clean but I use microfibre cloths which work brilliantly, adds Kirstin.
2 A combination of wall units and glass shelves works particularly well without losing any storage space. The glass is highlighted in the cupboard doors to draw the eye round the room.
3 Beech block worktops have been measured to extend beyond the units, creating a breakfast bar which is separate from the working side of the kitchen. A black gloss panel and a kick board fitted with floor level add to the stylish look of the room.
4 The attention to detail is reflected in the choice of brick-shaped wall tiles, which not only add to the city-loft style but also complement the tones of both the floor and the black units.
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