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Kitchen progress: 3 month update

Kitchen progress

It’s been just over 3 months since we got the keys to our new home, so I thought I’d start sharing updates. We’ve made a few changes since we moved in and there’s so much more we plan to do over the months ahead. Today I’ll share the kitchen progress we’ve made so far.

As you can see from the before photos, the kitchen was in pretty good nick to begin with, compared to what we started with in our last house.

Empty house tour. Kitchen
Empty house tour. Kitchen 2nd view

A fully functioning kitchen was certainly an easier start than the kitchen that was in place when we got the keys to our last house. Funnily enough, the units and worktop of this house are very similar to what we had installed in our last home.

So, let’s see what progress we’ve made since we moved in.

Kitchen progress

I’ve finally managed to organise the insides of all the cupboards so that everything can be put away. This is the tidiest the kitchen has been so far and I finally feel like we’re getting there. A tidy, functional kitchen is a good start.

We’ve put stools at the breakfast bar and pictures on the walls, which has made it feel a lot more like home. The little black mat you can see on the floor under the breakfast bar is for the cat’s litter tray. Not ideal to have it in the kitchen, but at least it’s pretty much out of the way in the far corner.

We’ve added blinds to both windows. A venetian blind at the side gives us privacy, as the fence between our house and our next door neighbour’s is rather low. A roller blind in brown to match the tiles can be completely open during the day for views of the garden and closed in the evening. Plus it’s great at hiding the ugly extractor fan! We’re still hoping to replace that window so we can get rid of the extractor fan.


Kitchen progress

As you can see, there wasn’t a space under the worktop for our tumble drier. For the time being, it’s just sitting in an empty space. At some point, we need to either extend the counter over the top, or preferably replace the worktops altogether. Upgrading the very basic sink and taps is also on the list. The very long and ever-increasing list.

Kitchen progress

Next to be done on the other side of the room is changing the hob and oven. Cooking on the current hob is a bit of a challenge, as it’s nearly impossible to see which hob plate is being turned on, as the symbols are barely visible. Thankfully, we’ve got a new hob and oven ready to be installed. They look much more modern, so I think they’re going to make a real impact on the look of the kitchen.

All walls in the house need re-painting and the kitchen walls are no exception. We’re waiting for the weather to warm up a little for that, so we may be waiting a while!

It’s so nice to look back at the photos I took when we first moved in to see the progress we’re making. It’s going to take a while, but it’s such a fun project. I’ll try to share how we’re progressing with other rooms soon.

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  • Reply
    Elegant Duchess
    12th February 2018 at 20:42

    it looks lovely. I have to say that it reminds me a lot of my kitchen in my previous place! xx

    |Elegant Duchess|

    • Reply
      19th February 2018 at 20:52

      Thank you! Oh how funny when it’s so similar to our last kitchen too x

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    Missy May
    12th February 2018 at 21:36

    It surely looking good. Love the three tone tiles on the wall. Add some character for sure.


    • Reply
      19th February 2018 at 20:57

      Thank you! We feel lucky to have a very decent kitchen to work with from the get-go x

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    12th February 2018 at 21:44

    Your kitchen looks so beautifully cosy! All of your little touches are so sweet, it’s my absolute dream to do up a house and I can’t wait to follow you along on this journey!
    Kate x

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      19th February 2018 at 21:07

      Thank you Kate 🙂 It’s so much fun being able to slowly do it up x

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    14th February 2018 at 13:21

    I’d imagine adding blinds was one of the most transformative parts of your kitchen renovation journey so far – the privacy must be a welcome change haha 🙂

    Happy Valentine’s Day!


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      19th February 2018 at 21:09

      Oh my gosh yes I’m so glad we got them! It’s not the best to be stood washing up in my pyjamas in the evening and our next door neighbour being able to see me when they go outside! x

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    14th February 2018 at 15:34

    Haha I know what you mean about an ever increasing and never ending list! It’s good that you have a decent kitchen to start with this time though 🙂
    Amy xx

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      19th February 2018 at 21:12

      It really is never-ending isn’t it! Thank you – it’s made a nice change from last time 🙂 x

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    Abbey Louisa Rose (@abbeylouisarose)
    18th February 2018 at 09:11

    Gosh, 3 months really have flown by, I remember reading your posts about finding the house and picking up the keys as if they were yesterday! Your kitchen looks very functional and tidy but also really airy and bright – a lovely space to be in! I’m sure that your new hob will be an absolute godsend when it arrives, we recently had the often in our rental flat replaced and having a hob that actually boils water in the space of a few minutes rather than taking what feels like an hour makes the process of cooking so much smoother!! I’m looking forward to seeing what colours you go for on the walls when you repaint!

    Abbey xx

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      20th February 2018 at 08:16

      The new hob has made such a difference! It look so much better and it’s so much easier to use 🙂 Thank you Abbey – we’ve been trying out testers of different colours to help us decide x

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    18th February 2018 at 14:18

    Your kitchen looks incredible, I bet you’re so happy with how it’s turned out. The design is flawless and I love the way the tones all work really well together.

    Have a good weekend 🙂
    Wandering Everywhere

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      20th February 2018 at 10:47

      Thank you so much! We’ve got a way to go but I’m so happy with the progress we’re making so far x

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