A while ago, I did a poll on instagram asking if anyone would be interested in seeing some interior content on my blog. The response was a massive YES (yay!) Whilst Joe & I purchased our house over 3 years ago, it’s still not finished. We get to the end and start again. I think this happens to many people, and I suppose it has to be ever changing to keep up with the times. Whilst our house was in no way in a bad state, the aesthetics were not our vibes. With blue coving, red curtains, and tiles floor to ceiling we had our work cut out. Our Kitchen was one of the first places we started. Joe & I decided to try do things ‘on the cheap’ in a sense as we didn’t have a lot of money and HELLO MORTGAGE. We undertook the tiling ourselves, all painting, most work like skirting boards/coving. We did however, hand out the plumbing, plastering and fitting of the worktop. My talents can only extend so far.
Here’s a few before shots for you.
We didn’t really have the money at the time to refit all the cupboards, and we liked the bones of the layout. We did however think we could modernise it with new cupboard doors, a worktop and by moving the fridge into a proper designated space to optimise room.
You can see above that we went initially for white cupboards, and white metro tiles. In a second attempt at tiling it wasn’t half bad. The white brightened up the whole kitchen and made it feel a whole lot cleaner to us.
We laid down some cheap laminate until we could afford better tiles, created a breakfast table and built in the washing machine and dishwasher. We had some spot lights put in to lighten up the space and when we could we changed the roller blinds we’d added for Venetians.
The Marble tiles were picked up from B&Q and completed the look we’d been going for.