As you most likely know by now we’ve been dreaming up kitchen renovation ideas for our little kitchen- which is in a pretty sad state of disrepair. I posted previously about our ‘Kitchen interior inspiration’ with the initial ideas we’d been bouncing around. Since then we’ve met with a kitchen company to discuss layouts and ideas, but haven’t made any firm decisions.
I’m attempting to share our journey and keep you in the loop with our progress so you can come along for the ride. As with any project, the process of planning and preparation are vital. So, I wanted to share my ongoing ideas including the Shaker Kitchen from deVOL that I’m currently obsessing over!
Open shelving: Previously I’d mentioned that we love open shelving and still stand by this. We are hoping to create a sense of openness, light and flow through our living space and kitchen and feel that open shelving above waist height will help us to achieve this. The deVOL kitchen demonstrates how simple and elegant the open shelving can look.
Wooden Shaker cabinets: We are still very set on wooden cabinets. We had discussed the vinyl wrapped wood effect cabinets with the kitchen showroom we had visited, but still feel they are not right for what we want. We both love the idea of being surrounded by natural materials, that are both hardwearing and timeless. Mr T & I both love the deVOL shaker cabinets and they’ll certainly be inspiring the look that we eventually achieve!
Wooden flooring: We have been back and forth discussing wooden flooring vs tiles. I think that continuing the wooden floor boards through the entire living space will give the illusion of more space and unite both living and kitchen areas. Mr T thinks that tiles would be more hygienic and easier to clean….the debate continues…
Marble worktops: I asked the question last time about wooden worktops, thank you for your sage advice! Since then we’ve decided that marble would be the best option. Although we really LOVE the look of wooden worktops, the thought of having to maintain them didn’t fill us with much excitement. The devOL Shaker kitchen shows just how clean and lovely a marble worktop can look. >side note< I also love the wooden butchers block/ island in this picture, but our space is pretty darn small so don’t think that’d fit!
Stay tuned for more about our kitchen project!