My Kitchen Story in London

My Kitchen Story in London

When we moved into our house last February, the first thing we had to do was tackle the outdated and ramshackled 1970s kitchen. It did not have an oven, and no one would install one due to the unsafe electrics and the wood cladding. There was hardly any storage and it just felt dirty. Another big issue – no plumbing for a dishwasher. Here are some ‘before’ pics from the day we moved into our house.

My Kitchen Story in LondonMy Kitchen Story in LondonMy Kitchen Story in LondonIt was tough going three weeks without a kitchen (we had a microwave in our living room and ate a lot of takeaways, which was far from delightful). But we made it through and ended up with a lovely cooking and eating space. A small kitchen is the price we pay for living in London. But I don’t mind. Our kitchen really is the heart of our home.

My Kitchen Story in London

Here are some of items that make my kitchen perfect for our family. Some items were sourced after weeks scouring the internet. Some were impulse buys. I found a gorgeous G-Plan highboard from eBay for £50 but we had to push the dining table against it when our two-year old son started trying to climb the highboard. The space isn’t entirely as I would like. But that is what happens when you have children. Their needs become more important that your styling needs.

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Bread bin. I have green accents throughout the house. This is my first bread bin. I am such a grown-up now.
G Plan chair. I had them reupholstered as they were originally red.

 

 

 

 

 

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White Panasonic toaster and white Bosch kettle. My first two kitchen purchases and they really enhance the Mid-Century look.
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Sonos speaker so we can listen to Spotify for our kitchen dance parties! Very modern.

 

 

 

 

 

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Funky floor tiles. Yes,please!
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Kids can eat at the table in the dining area while I tweet tidy the kitchen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Small but perfectly formed! Here is a pic after my Husband had made dinner for the kids. Luckily we can stick everything in the dishwasher and not have to worry about the dishes.

 

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18 thoughts on “My Kitchen Story in London

  1. Looks fab – we’ve chosen a grey kitchen or our new one too! Great minds have awesome taste you know 😉 Can’t wait to do it up… but need to sort the giant hole in my living room and lack of heating/windows a bit first… lol xx

  2. Gosh, it’s gorgeous…especially those tiles! I love what you’ve done with it.. very chic! You’re dead right, childrens needs over ours and I think you’ve still got yourselves a looker here. Wishing you’ll many happy meals and memories in your new space 🙂 x

  3. I adore your kitchen and I too am a big fan of mid century style. It must be hard to have a small kitchen after HUGE ones in the states. I know I lust over American kitchens!

  4. Ohh I love it all! You think you have a small kitchen lol, mine is half the size with four children lol, but its cosy to say the least! I love your kitchens look, looks homely & happy! 🙂 x

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