Clare Kinsey


kitchen love

It has been such a long time since I have posted, no excuses except I am slack …. and busy 😉

Anyway I thought I would post a few images of our kitchen because it is nearly completely finished. The whole house is very nearly finished actually with just the tedious painting jobs and curtains. I also want to put a few skylights in around the place but that will have to wait till we have a few more dollars. The outside on the other hand is no where near finished!

Back to the kitchen … We purchased our kitchen cabinets as a flat pack from Masters purely because they had the drawer profile that I wanted – no handles! We built (actually Steve built) the cabinets over a few days and then Richo installed them. A few minor glitches getting it all to work together but otherwise it was in pretty quickly.

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Originally our plans had a walk in pantry in the corner BUT when we saw it marked out on the subfloor at frame stage we decided not to bother about it as it seemed to be really small. Turns out it was a great idea as we now have an amazing galley style kitchen still with a fantastic bench and loads of cupboard space. The design had been in my head for such a long time and it was amazing to watch it all come together. Once the stone tops went on it was totally transformed!!

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The idea for the shelf through the windows was pinched from one of the millions of display homes I have been through over the years. It was clad in the same rustic timber that was used for the flooring upstairs. You will also see it on the rear of the island bench. It has been used in other areas as well but we will chat about that another time 😉

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I chose tiles for the splash back …. wonky hand made subway tiles with a matt finish. They were a bit on the expensive side but I am glad I went with them as they look amazing.

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We held our breathe as the oven was fit off … tight squeeze, but it fit!

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And there you have it. The skirtings are still to be painted. The big blank wall at the end of the kitchen is eventually going to have a door in it that takes you straight outside to the (future) kitchen garden! Cant wait to get that done, it will really finish off the space!