We have been chipping away at getting the kitchen of our dreams since the beginning of the year…and we are closer than ever. There is just a few finishing touches and bits and bobs to add before I can call it complete enough to do the ever important room reveal, although knowing me, it’ll always be a work in progress (a room is never 100% finished!)
I have to say I’ve been going back and forth between going all out industrial vs bright and colourful and been pinning like a trooper. In the end I think it’ll be a space that will combine a bit of both styles, which should keep the little ones happy. In the end, it’s their space as much as it is ours and I really want everyone to enjoy the space and get the most out of it.
I’ve been taking a look around our local Homebase at some of the more practical kitchen accessories, such as a bin (yes, we’ve been without a bin for 2 years) and I for one would love somewhere to put the bread. Now we have 4 mouths to feed the counter looks like bread mountain! Although I had been putting off the task, I actually think I can finish off the kitchen for less than I originally thought.
By changing out the crockery, linen and kettle & toaster I really think we will breathe new life into the kitchen and accomplish the style I was after from the start. It’s amazing how you put up with old decor day to day…things you absolutely hate and yet it can be such a simple thing to change and can really make all the difference to the space.
When we planned our kitchen, I tried to keep the fixtures and fittings fairly modern and simple, so that I could easily change the look and feel of the kitchen easily when the mood takes me. It’s easy to inject a new sense of style to the kitchen by simply changing out the table linen, tea towels and accessories. This is something I plan to do going forward when the trends change…I’m a bit of an interiors geek. Which is why it has probably taken me so long to finish the room off…I’m forever perfecting every little corner of it.
I can’t wait to finish the kitchen off once and for all and really start to enjoy the family space we have worked so hard to create. After all, it’s a bit cliche, but true, that the kitchen is the hub of the home and that is really what I have pictured in my head. Sunday roasts, Christmas Dinners and cosy nights in front of the television after long days at work, nursery and school…I want this room to be the ultimate multi functional family space for us to enjoy in years to come.
So with that in mind, here are some of my favourite kitchen accessories from Homebase at the moment. What do you think? I’m loving the colourama range for injecting a bit of colour into the room and not breaking the bank.
1. Home of Style Set of Utensils – £7.19 2. Morphy Richards Toaster – £34.99 3. Tea Travel Mug – £4.50 4. National Trust Egg Tray – £4.93 5. Colourama Bread Bin – £9.99 6. Silver Bin with Taupe Lid – £10.98 7. Mason Cash Mixing Bowl – £10 8. Tala Cooks Measure – £4.43
Disclosure: Collaborative post