Our kitchen renovation: Moodboard

July 22, 2018

We’re about to enter our fifth week of renovations, and dare I say it, we’re nearly there!

The finish line is in sight, and while there is still a lot of work to do to the bathroom, the kitchen is just about ready for the finishing touches.

First and foremost, it needs a really good clean… we were warned that there would be a lot of dust, and they weren’t wrong!

There’s still a few things on our to-do-list… painting, shelves to put up, plug sockets to swap, but once the dust has cleared (Quite literally) we’ll be ready to get these finishing touches ticked off, and hopefully this time next week we’ll be moving into our new kitchen.

It’s so easy for a small cottage to start to feel dark, so we’ve opted to keep things light and bright, hopefully creating an airy feel for the room.

We’ve picked a shaker style kitchen, choosing the Allendale range from Howdens in Antique White. Along with textured oak laminate and brushed brass handles, we’re hoping it’ll be in keeping with the character of our traditional cottage.

We’ve decided to keep our original terracotta patterned floor, but we’ve chosen to switch to light blue satin tiles for the walls. The Harebell range from Wall and Floors is a really pretty shade, hopefully co-ordinating well with the tones in the terracotta floor tiles we’re keeping.

For the paintwork, we’re keeping things really simple, opting for ‘Timeless’ from Dulux. It’s a versatile shade, that we’ve already used in our lounge.

To make decorating extra easy, we’ve been sent a range of paint brushes and rollers from Harris to try out. As their new blogger ambassador we’ll be working with them over the next month, helping us out with the final finishing touches for our renovations.

I’m so excited to finally reveal our new kitchen, and more importantly, move back home to finally enjoy it! Having been so used to thinking ahead to the next room, It feels strange to have nearly finished overhauling our cottage!

If you’d like to see the rooms we’ve already finished, have a look at our home tour with Amara