April 23, 2015

Kitchen Decor - Before & After


When we bought our house in August last year, we knew we were going to change a lot of things. After months of hard work, we finally have the house of our dreams!

A lot of our design inspirations came from Pinterest and design blogs I follow, and we were so lucky to find our current builder John, who literally transformed our vision. We were aiming for a modern-rustic look throughout our house, with industrial-inspired details. 

I have been hopping mad to share it on here, and I am thrilled to start with a tour of the kitchen.

Before:

(Quick snaps from my phone when we first moved in, hence the blurriness...)

After:



We kept the existing layout of the kitchen, the cupboards minus the doors, the subway wall tiles and the garden door. Apart from that, everything was striped out and replaced.  

If any of you guys living in SE London/Central London need a relaible builder, John comes highly recommended! His pricing is also more than fair, and you can see what a great job he did with our kitchen.

The blind will be replaced with new ones, so I will do another kitchen update at some point. I love my new kitchen and I am enjoying all the cooking, baking and even meal times here.


 

18 comments

  1. Oh, so pretty! Modern-rustic? Nailed it. I love how homely and neat it is. I like the floor and the countertops and that you kept the subway tiles! Can't wait to see more of your home :)

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    1. Thank you Kie! We love the dark wood against the white. There will def be more home posts coming x

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  2. Ah you guys did such a good job! I looove the wood, looks lovely. It looks really nice and light as well. We are just about to redo the bathroom which I'm excited for! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Thanks Jasmin! Ooooh exciting times for you! Did you spend hours on pinterest for inspiration? hehe x

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  3. I can't tell you how jealous I am of your kitchen - it's BEAUTIFUL! So clean and white and I absolutely love the wooden flooring! Definitely inspiration for when I have a kitchen of my own... :)

    Etta xx
    www.thebrunchdiaries.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Etta, I'm super proud of it! =) it's not always so clean though hehehe x

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  4. Love everything about this. Definitely left me feeling inspired. Particularly keen on the infusion of rustic and new. ♡...can't wait for more.

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I had trouble deciding on rustic or modern, so I just combined the 2, very happy with the results :)

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  5. This is so lovely, great choice of style Lucy! Now I want my own house haha

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    1. Thank you Tiffany! There were many holiday and eating our sacrafices to make this happen! =D

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  6. Gorgeous! I have mega kitchen envy now!

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    1. Thanks Sophie! It's a happy place for cooking and baking :)

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  7. Love this kitchen for sure! it's all nicely decorated! even tho I don't cook much but I would love to have a kitchen like this myself! more motivation to cook eh?! lol XD

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Having your dream kitchen might just inspire you to cook more as you'll want to spend time in it! x

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  8. This is so lovely and very, very classy looking. You did a great job :)

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    1. Thanks so much Mary, that made my day! =)

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  9. I've been stalking your blog since my husband told me about it (I'm Allan's wife by the way..) and I'm in love with your kitchen!

    Mine currently looks a lot like your before pictures so I have hope that it can look good one day! You say you kept the existing cupboards, was it easy to source new doors? Did it cost a fortune? I'm tempted to get started immediately! :)

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    1. Hi Nicola!! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Our builder can do carpentry work so he cut the doors and painted them and they were not expensive at all.

      You can also buy doors that are not too expensive from B&Q or Ikea, but have to make sure your cupboard sizes fit since Ikea and B&Q cupboards are different sizes so you have to find doors with right measurements.

      Just replacing doors and painting over existing cupboards if required will save you loads and is cheaper than buying everything brand new.

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