Re-vamping the kitchen…Part 1

This year, I’ve been slowly trying to work my way around our home and improve each of the rooms. I’ve deliberately left the kitchen until last, our kitchen is small and as such my grand plans struggle to fit into the space. While it’s a functional kitchen, I think it does need totally reinventing and updating!

 As you can see it badly needs some TLC with poorly fitting cupboards, two tones of paint and generally a lack of any sort of style! I’m sure it was stylish when the kitchen was new.. c.1980?

I love the thought of black granite work surfaces, and beech cabinets, but I wonder if it will be to stark in such a small space? Although, it would work really well with a stainless steel cooker hood with a built in cooker and an induction hob which would give it a really up to date look as well as provide me with a fabulously functional kitchen! This one from Electrolux would be perfect:

 I plan to paint the walls in duck egg blue, and re-tile the rather tired white tiles. Eventually I would love to mosaic the wall, I saw a fantastic mosaic in a magazine somewhere but I’m worried that perhaps the mosaic is too much of a challenge to do myself, has anyone done one? Are they hard to do? Would it work in such a small space or would it be over kill?

I’d love to update the sink and have a funky tap on a hose like this one, although Mr G has been reluctant to agree to that suggesting that it’d ruin the kitchen and make it look like a shower attachment! I’d like to have an integrated washing machine as it would avoid the current spaces between the units which looks unsightly and is a nightmare to clean between the units! I have my eyes on one of the Electrolux machines which has a weight sensor – that’d be so handy in our house to ensure I get the most economic cycle!

Watch out for the next post, which hopefully will show a slightly more modern kitchen!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, however all thoughts are my own and the plans to up date the kitchen are accurate.