Monday, 15 September 2014

My Dream Kitchen

I have been dreaming of my new kitchen for some time. Both my husband and I love to cook and the kitchen has always been a socialising area for us. And after spending so much time in a makeshift kitchen the thought of it has been my mecca... my promised land... my reward. A little bit 'OTT' but oh well. I am just that excited.

I have always loved the look of marble and when Caesarstone brought out the new Calacatta Nuvo. I literally fell in love. The kitchen design then took form around making this stone a feature on the kitchen island bench.

Calacatta Nuvo, Caesarstone
My brief was that I wanted space, clean lines, white cupboards, timber 'look' floors as well as splashes of black and chrome. I spent more time than I would like to admit pouring over home magazines and Pinterest. I cut, pasted and pinned. I find mood boards are a great tool. They give you such as sense of what it is you are trying to achieve. It really helped me translate what I wanted to the kitchen guys.

Subway tiles have always been a draw card for me. Both in the bathrooms and in the kitchen. I like their simplicity. And the idea of having a walk in pantry with a place to put everything, after having things in storage for so long, is almost unimaginable.

I thought a lot about the space. Not just the aesthetics but its practicality. I wanted to be able to cook on the stove, with my pots and pans and utensils within easy reach. I wanted the kids to be able to get access to the fridge or set the table without being underfoot. Predominantly I wanted to be part of what was happening around me as I do so.

You can check out my inspiration boards at Pinterest using the link at the top of the page. Happy Pinning.

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