I’ve written a lot lately about our home renovations and even though the Kitchen will be the last room in the house for a makeover, I’m thinking about it already.
During hour long Pinterest marathons, I’ve completely fallen for monochrome kitchens. I know they won’t be for everyone, but to me they’re dreamy.
The first kitchen studio I filmed a recipe in (this one in fact) was entirely cream, apart from a gorgeous collection of turquoise glassware in one corner. It’s something I’d have never thought of doing but it was so effective. Since then, I’ve loved the idea of adding a pop of colour with art and accessories that could be easily swapped whenever we felt like a change. A monochrome kitchen would be the perfect base for that.
The open shelving is a must have for me, it seems to open up the room and provides easy access for the essentials. A magnetic knife rack is a must have in my dream kitchen too.
I’d also choose deep wide drawers over cupboards for most of the units after using my parent’s new kitchen. The drawers are perfect for pans, plates, utensils, appliances… You can see at a glance what is in there, you don’t have to bend down to find out what’s lurking at the back. There’s plenty of drawer organisers on the market to keep smaller items in check if you’re worried about them turning in to a jumble.
A pantry style cupboard would hold all the food stuff for quick ingredient grabs with staples in Kilner push tops. I’d paint our smallest wall with magnetic chalk board paint and turn it in to a notice board and scribble on ingredient reminders so I could see it each time I walk out of the door.
I really like the sleek look of a ‘wrapped’ work top like in the photo above. Are they actually called that or have I just coined the phrase? Either way, I plan on ending our units that way.
What would you have in your ideal kitchen? I should add that I would definitely have a dishwasher. If you’re reading this Matt, that might be a hint. I’ve written this post in association with Homebase, but each item has been handpicked by me and as ever, the opinions (and hints) are entirely my own.