Monday, January 20, 2014

My kitchen moodboard

So, finally after years of saving and gradual planning in my head and on Pinterest, our kitchen renovation is happening! Well, it was supposed to start today, but didn't, so fingers crossed the builders will be here bright and early in the morning.

A lot of things won't be decided until the wall is knocked through between our kitchen and dining room, but I have planned a lot already, and have even started ordering the fun stuff, which has got me so excited! :)

So here is a little idea of what I'm aiming for, we shall see if it turns out this way, probably in a couple of months by the time we decorate etc, but I will keep you updated on the progress!

image via sfgirlbybay.com
One of the main features will be a reclaimed wood kitchen island and I'd been looking out for some suitable stools for a while. I was looking for some that had a bit of an industrial feel to sit nicely against the reclaimed wood, but struggled to find some within budget, or that were the right height or colour. I loved the ones in this shot above, so was chuffed to come across these on eBay the other day which have a similar look, and for a budget-friendly £25 each! So in the shopping cart they went, I can't wait to receive them and see them in the flesh! 

The island itself is based on this kitchen which I've loved for years. Basically it will be made from reclaimed wood and painted white. But to give it a bit more of a contemporary feel we've went for a copper worktop. I'm really excited about this as I think it'll be a great feature, and the copper ages really nicely and is antibacterial, bonus! It's being made by a local company to us called Tipfords.

image credit: Paul Massey
image credit: Paul Massey
image via Tipfords
image via Tipfords
I also have all our appliances on order - which are all Smeg. I'm so happy to finally be getting the fridge I've been wanting for years! And the sleek design of the rest of the appliances should hopefully contrast well with the reclaimed wood too. I'm hoping our oven will be able to fit in a chimney breast that is currently blocked in, it sounds a little weird, but fingers crossed it will work out! We've already had the sink delivered, which is the one above, a belfast sink (something else I've wanted for ages!) but with a little bit of detailing on the front panel. The sink came from TapsUK and those are the taps I have my eye on from Victorian Plumbing.

The rest of the kitchen will be free-standing, and I'm still on the look out for pieces that I love. Something like these above would be great - again I love the contrast in the left hand pic between the sleek fridge and the roughed up paintwork on the cabinet...

To add some subtle colour and pattern, I decided to go ahead with the patchwork tiles you may remember me posting about a while ago! These ones are from Armatile, and while I did love the real vintage encaustic tiles, these seemed like a more affordable option, that will be much more durable and easy to maintain.

I hope to build in some open shelving in one corner that would otherwise be dead space, so I hope that will work out ok, and for lighting we are again bringing in that industrial look with some bare bulb pendants something like these...

That's kinda where I'm at at the moment, there will be lots more happening in the rest of the room, but as I say, I think some things will be decided as we go along! I've taken a lot of inspiration from varying places, images I've found and my own ideas, so I just hope it all comes together as one when it's complete!

xxx

18 comments:

  1. This sounds perfect! So much of it is the same as I'm planning for my future dream kitchen - the free standing rough-look cabinets, open shelves, and butlers sink. Those tiles are absolutely gorgeous and similar to what we've already put in our shower. I hadn't thought about doing the kitchen floor to match, but I am now :p I really hope the work goes smoothly! xxx

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  2. Good luck! Look forward to seeing the finished kitchen!

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  3. Good luck with your kitchen remodel.

    I love the idea of a reclaimed wood counter.

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  5. Incredibly inspiring, I am at the "thinking" stage for a future kitchen/dining room knock-through and you've got me really excited! I love the look you're bringing together x

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  6. I love all your ideas and plans, your kitchen is going to look amazing! Can't wait to see how it all turns out. :)

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  7. Can't wait to see it finished, I have a feeling I'm going to have a serious case of kitchen envy!!

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  8. Love the photos! We did a kitchen makeover a couple years ago. Someone was redoing theirs, so we bought the entire kitchen from ceiling to floor from them! Maple cabinets, granite counters, stainless, restaurant grade appliances, slate floor....everything! We LOVE it! Pop over to my blog for a peek!

    I look forward to seeing all the progress!

    Best,
    sheila
    http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2013/12/yarny-goodness.html

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  9. That is one spectacular mood board! Can't wait to see how it all turns out!

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  10. Pinterest is such a great source of inspiration. :) ♥
    I love Smeg fridges too, they're so stylish and add a touch of retro.
    You are going to have an amazing kitchen.

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  11. All sounds very, very exciting. :D I'd love a Smeg fridge one day, and I think the copper worktop is a really interesting twist. Can't wait to see it all come together. Leanne x

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  12. Love the pictures. I bet it's going to look amazing when it's finished. :-)

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  13. Love your kitchen ideas, can't wait to see the finished thing! I'm still in the dreaming phase of my kitchen renovation but I've bookmarked some of these links, especially loving the copper surface which, as I'm a jeweller, has a definite appeal!

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  14. Love the bottom three images - can't wait to see the finished product!

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  15. Best of luck with the renovation - I've been lusting after a SMEG for years! If you are after some cool stuff I would recommend Shepton mallet Flea for some fun finds

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  16. Smeg refrigerators are amazing - I love their design! I waited a long time for my the pink Smeg and finally got it:)

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  17. Ohh love the mood board and your ideas, but don't want to see or think about kitchens anymore...until I get money to get mine done!! Anyway I will continue to get inspired by yours haha...

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  18. Looks like it's going to be a lovely kitchen and right up my street. I'm about to install a temporary kitchen but I can see myself getting carried away!

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