Today we will be looking at only one side of the kitchen, as the other one is still ‘under construction’. Not literally of course but it’s waiting for a few more things, from the decorating list, to appear. Anyway, I couldn’t wait more to share with you, how it turned out after the renovation, so this is how it looks now!
What I love about our kitchen is that it’s very bright and cheerful. Even when it gets a little bit messy, which is quite often, it still makes me smile because I did everything as my original inspiration suggested. It’s Scandi, full of white and plenty of light, which I think is a good mix for a small space. Sorry, no kitchen island here.
So the general plan was to make it white, with mint accents and metro tiles. And now I can finally say it was successfully achieved. Hooray!
My initial and quite logical idea was to go with Ikea. I like Scandinavian design and our budget was quite limited, so yep, Ikea was definitely the right choice. I designed my kitchen using their online planner (aren’t I a pro designer?) and when I was ready to go and buy the cabinets it turned out – Ikea’s standards were not standard enough for our kitchen! Can you believe it? I couldn’t. I had a panic attack. And I almost broke in tears. There was no way the furniture could fit with the pipes we have in the kitchen. After twenty one cups of coffee, seven sleepless nights, discussing endless possibilities we decided to… get a custom-made furniture. Big upgrade. And yes, our budget was not happy with that. But there was no other choice if we wanted to stick to the original plan. The truth is good furniture cost money and if you buy the best, you will only cry once. So we did cry (and cry, and cry…) but now I’m extremely happy with the final result. Kitchenware:
I love the kitchens with open shelves displaying colorful collections of cups, mugs or tea pots, as it’s a great way to add color and surround yourself with meaningful things. But as much as I love the look, I don’t think I’m ready to keep it presentable at all times, so for now our little collections are hidden inside the capboards. One day, I’ll take some shots of what is inside.
Our countertop display changes quite often due to limited countertop space. I wish I could display all my accessories at the same time but trust me it would look very cluttered. And less is more, right? One of the things I would never hide in the cupboard is my pink Bloomingville scale. It’s such a practical addition to the kitchen and it just looks so pretty!
Well done! You made it through the whole tour + DIY. I was trying to keep my chat to the minimum and give a brief overview but I think it’s one of the longest posts I’ve ever written. If you have any questions, please ask in the comment section below.