For many the kitchen is considered the heart of the home, where the family can come together at meal times and appreciate each other’s company.
But I think our kitchen needs considerable work to be worthy of that title.
This morning my husband has a day off work and has started painting, but little does he know quite how ambitious my plans really are. I will have my work out convincing him, I might throw a few articles his way about how much we can increase the value of our home, amazingly up to £30k with a new kitchen, and that might swing it!
My main aim of lightening up the kitchen, so his fresh coat of paint will make a difference admittedly. The colour scheme is some sort of green at the moment, which we are swapping for our favoured magnolia, boring for some but very neutral and I like neutral. Let’s be honest I am not ready for grey to be the new magnolia, so you won’t find fifty shades of grey here just yet!
But I don’t want to stop there, if I had my way I would have some more structural work done, I have been researching slim ultrasky roof lanterns and feel one of those would flood the room with light. Our house is a very traditional stone build but I do think it would benefit from a few modern improvements. From the front it’s very conservative, I think a few design features might help bring it into the 21st century and give it a lift it so desperately needs.
I cannot stand our current flooring, its anti-slip safety flooring that we inherited when we bought this ex-commercial property. It never looks truly clean even when you scrub so hard you could give Cinderella a run for her money!
Technically in terms of paperwork our home is now a residential property but it still has so many aspects that give away its previous use. The kitchen initially had an extra hand washing sink, that was one of the first things to go as with a double sink too it was a bit overkill for a family of four! Our project is slow moving but we are making progress.