Thank goodness interior design updates to your own home don’t come with deadlines, because if that was the case I would’ve been sacked by now. Project Kitchen Makeover in the Soeno household may be the slowest project of all time.
Just to recap. We’re going to paint the kitchen cupboards rather than shell out for a whole new kitchen to be fitted. The money we save on this we can put towards new quartz worktops. I’m going to pop the amtico floor tiles on eBay and replace with oak amtico in a herringbone pattern. The larder is going to be ripped out to make room for a much-needed, big-ass, family dining table. The colour scheme is going to be off-white and oak with a few hints of black, and perhaps a flash of metallic.
The reasons WHY I’m procrastinating when it comes to updating the kitchen are as follows.
1. Jenson’s favourite thing to do of late is to toddle around the kitchen pulling cutlery out of drawers and emptying the lower cupboards of their contents. I’ve had to pop one of those child safety locks on the drawer full of knives to keep them safe from chubby grabby toddler hands. My plan is to paint the kitchen but I’m not sure how well painted cupboards and adhesive child locks will mix: when I eventually take the locks off, will a chunk of paint peel off too?
2. I’d like to switch the bar handles on the kitchen cupboards for smaller, sleeker knob handles and cup pull handles. This means that the current holes for hardware are in the wrong place. I’m HOPING that a squeeze of woodfiller and a lick of paint will do the job at filling in the existing holes, then I can just drill some new ones. However will the ‘old’ holes still be slightly visible and will I be devo about this?
3. I’m still umming and ahhing over kitchen hardware and taps. I love the look of matt black taps and hardware but are these going to look too modern in what is essentially a shaker style kitchen?
Or should I stick to something classic like antique brass or cast iron or oil rubbed bronze?
Do I want to go matchy-matchy with the taps and hardware, or should I mix it up and have aged metal cupboard handles and a contrasting black tap? Is this the most questions ever asked in one Rock My blog post and should I just stop wittering on and start ripping up floors and ordering worktops and worry about the finer details at the end?!
Which do you prefer, modern fixtures and fittings, or classic and timeless aged metal pieces?
Anyone else spend far too much time thinking and not enough time doing when it comes to updating their home?!