I have lots of random ideas about my home, lots of things that I’d love to do. But never enough money to do them. We did the same as most I imagine, moved into our family home about 10 years ago and did lots of work, knocking a few walls down, new bathroom, new kitchen…….over time making this our home. Now 10 years on and things are looking a bit worn, everything is well used and in need of an upgrade. For a few years, I’ve fancied a new kitchen, my style has changed and it’s definitely pasts its best. There were random doors that would sporadically fall off lol.
Now luckily, I have a very handy man in my world. Most of the time I get a raised eyebrow to my hair-brained ideas but not this time…..this time he was in there removing doors almost as soon as I showed him the picture of what I liked. I wasn’t going for a “normal” or “conventional” upgrade. Main reason? well we simply don’t have thousands to spend on a kitchen. This was going to be a very unique and individual take on new!
First we set about re-jigging the layout, not massively but enough to give us more cupboard space and get rid of the random wonky oven I had so wanted many moons ago! We replaced the broken bits and trawled the internet for the best deal on the bits we needed to buy like worktops and sink and cooker hood. All the cupboard doors were hand-made by my handy man then painted, aged and waxed by me. I wanted something completely different from any other kitchen I’d seen and I so think we smashed it. Now we have a beautiful, bright and cheerful kitchen that is completely us and aside from the fridge freezer, the whole thing cost less than £600!!