New Kitchen | The Finishing Touches

It's my third and final post all about our kitchen transformation. We shared the progress post back in April with all the before pictures, the nitty gritty of knocking down a wall, the hurdles we faced during the process of having joiners, plumbers and electricians in our house and lastly choosing the flooring. Then just last week we were able to share the furniture that transformed the empty shell of a dining room into a space for socialising. As of this week our new open plan kitchen is officially finished and here's the details about all the little finishing touches.

Last week I explained that we mounted the TV on the wall and love how sleek and tidy it looks. This left a big space underneath which was just perfect for a sideboard that could display photos and be an additional storage space. Drinks cupboard anyone?! The sideboard we chose is the 17 Stories at Wayfair Guadalupe Sideboard. It's the perfect colour to match the wood in our kitchen which helps tie the two sides of the room together. As much as the sideboard looks fab it was a bit difficult to put together and took just over 4 hours. Worth the effort I'm sure.

We've got 3 windows in the dining room side of our new kitchen in a bay shape. We wanted blinds that would give good privacy, still let in plenty of sunlight and match well with the colour scheme of the kitchen. We went for the Premier Taupe Grey Wooden Venetian Blinds. They were made to measure which made it so much easier to fit and worth every penny. It cost just over £200 for the 3 blinds and the quality matches the price tag. 

We don't use the blind in our kitchen that much, in fact we went for years without even having one. Because of this we wanted a blind that would add a little bit of decoration rather than privacy. We've got a bit of a rabbit theme going on throughout the room and so the Hare Print Roman Blinds from Blinds Direct was exactly what we were looking for. The hints of pastel pink go well with the pink in our tea towels, frames, wedding invites and faux flowers. Again, these blinds were made to measure and are brilliant quality. They cost about £130 and took a few weeks to make but look lovely.

On the windowsill we've got a candle from Primark and a Joseph and Joseph Large Sink Organiser. It's so handy for keeping the washing liquid and stuff all tidy and organised. I hate clutter but they're the sort of things that are handy to have out. On the wall above the dining table we've got a big grey wooden clock. We got it from a local homeware shop but they've got a few similar ones online like the grey wall clock with roman numerals and Grand Hotel clock instead of Old Town Clock. I love that you can see it from both sides of the room and the colours match so well.

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