Monday, 16 May 2011

How To Makeover Your Kitchen....


We're back to that time where I make us all feel
rubbish about our own kitchens.


Is it? Is it? Hmmm?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...
Can't hear you at the back.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....

No, honeypops, this is the time where we can work through
what it is that we LOOOOOVE about other
kitchens and incorporate those ideas into our own choices. Remember?

Shall we get back on track with a bit of
K i t c h e n  D e l e c t a b i l i t y ?
Mmmmmmm?


As a little reminder,
here at Modern Country Style,
we're going through, step by step,
how to makeover a kitchen on any budget....
with plenty of other delightful distractions along the way.


So far, we've looked in delicious detail at:


Before I started doing anything at all to my kitchen,
I look at lots and lots of magazines, books and
online images to help get a feel for what I ♥ LOVE ♥.
Find out here how to stick to what you love.
And love what you've stuck to.



Click for the best way I've found to narrow down what I really, reeeeeeeally like, as opposed to what is currently catching my fashion-eye.

My aim is to try and create a kitchen that encompasses
as much as possible of what I love.
And will adore for a looooooooong time to come.


and we're now slap-bang in the middle of:



Whether you're starting from scratch or making the most of what you have in place already, I hope you'll be able to glean some lovely ideas and inspiration
from what I have to show you.


I've shared my first choice for our kitchen which was
Farrow and Ball's Blue Grey....(click for Case Study)
but that would have been too much intensity painted all over every wall of as the kitchen doesn't get too much natural light in the winter months.

So, what to do? Find out tomorrow....



Images via Landmark Kitchens, UK

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59 comments :

American in Bath said...

I love the red stripey cups. You need to live near a target.

Debbie @ OtRD said...

Love it! I want that kitchen!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Nice kitchen. Mine is about half that size but it will have those cabinets and pulls and a few glass doors. For paint I'm thinking a pale aqua blue as there is very little wall space to cover and I'd like a change from yellow. Have a great day! Pamela

món cosit a mà said...

this kitchen is reaaaalllly nice, confotable, lightly. It's enough for me and all my big family. Thanks for sharing such a beutiful pictures. Ks.

Young Adventures... said...

I need some major kitchen inspiration! Looking forward to these posts Sarah!

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

I cant wait to see your lovely ideas Sarah!! There really is alot of thought that has to go into color selection. My hubby DID NOT understand my obsession at all! :)
XOX

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

I am also narrowing down my 'loves' for our home. I really went through all my inpspiration pics and found the common theme, which for some weird reason was surprising at times! Love your inspiration photos- it looks very warm and calm.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Ooooooh...Sarah, I love that stove! I love that kitchen! :D Can I have it, please? As you know, we are finishing up our kitchen and it's been a long process but I'm happy with the choices we've made. I agree with choosing things that will stand up over time and not just what catches your fancy now.
Have a sweet day!
xoxoxo
~M

Susan T said...

Super gorgeous kitchen -helps that it is so very very tidy. I wonder what it would look like when it had been 'teenaged'

Cherry red Aga a work of art in itself. Love the mugs too.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Is this your kitchen, Sarah? I love it. Love the red stripy mugs and the red stove. Wish I could pop in for a cup of tea right now. . . except I just had oral surgery and can't drink anything hot for a few more hours.

I am looking forward to the rest of this kitchen series.

Fondly,
Glenda

The Paper Mulberry said...

Hello Sarah! I'm so glad you found me as I've now found you and your gorgeous blog! I am now a very happy follower and am off to make a cup of tea and read the rest of your divine posts! Warmest wishes for a rainy (hurrah oh do our gardens need it!) Lincolnshire - Glenda xxx

Holly said...

Love that inspiration kitchen! It makes me want to paint my cabinets...

Stitchfork said...

Would love to have a huge roomy kitchen! Will be back for the to be continued saga...
xo Cathy

alison said...

i have coveted an aga cooker for years and years...i have dozens of photos of 'em stuck in my frippery file for my 'someday' kitchen...sigh...i do adore the cherry red version in these delectable pics!

It's me said...

We have just a new kitchen...so no make over here.....sorry !!...happy week darling....xxx...

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

i am very biased. i say spend as much time and money on your kitchen design as you wish (without guilt) because this room will mean so much to your family and friends. i spend so much time cooking, cleaning, bathing a dog in ours it would appear i have worn out the kitchen faucet (4 yrs old).

hugs to you, Country Contessa.

michele

MariCrea said...

Love this blue grey color
Have a nice night
Mari

The Cloth Shed said...

Oh, just my kind of kitchen Sarah....
I could probably settle for that red AGA... even though I covet a powder blue one!
Julie x

Raine and Sage said...

Oh my Sarah. This is one beautiful kitchen. Love the personality it has in it's understated way.

Olive Cooper said...

I yearn for a kitchen re-model but it is not happening. I will just soak up some info here. ♥O

Catherine said...

Uh! There's another AGA for me to drape myself over..., and look, here you are my dear partner in crime!! Where is this luscious beautiful kitchen sourced from - I want it very VERY badly!!

Been missing you (my fault, i know!!) but am SO glad that I stepped back in the door just at the right time...I love this colour. Love it, love it!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I am popping over from Gg - Notes on the Journey to say thanks from the bottom of my heart for your recent support during my dad's open heart surgery. He is doing so well.

Over 60 comments with prayers and well wishes, including yours. Such sweetness. It helped me not feel quite so alone, having recently moved to Chicago.

Fondly,
Glenda

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I am popping over from Gg - Notes on the Journey to say thanks from the bottom of my heart for your recent support during my dad's open heart surgery. He is doing so well.

Over 60 comments with prayers and well wishes, including yours. Such sweetness. It helped me not feel quite so alone, having recently moved to Chicago.

Fondly,
Glenda

At The Picket Fence said...

All ya have to do is put "kitchen" in a post title these days and I'm all over it. I can't wait to see what else you share with us. I'm down to the nitty gritty decisions like fabric, faucet, backsplash, ugh...those are stressing me out more than the big decisions!

Heather

A Rosy Note said...

I'm ohhhing and ahhhing over this pretty kitchen...love the floor, love the beams, pretty much the whole thing. I can't wait to hear your ideas Sarah :)

~Tricia

Jenni said...

Hello Sarah! I hope this new week finds you well! :) I sure loved this post, and all of the pictures of this beautiful kitchen left me drooling! I heart that red stove, too! The color on the cabinets is divine and those beams are amazing! {sigh}

Well, I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! {I am thinking that Tuesday is well on it's way to you!} :)

Blessings and hugs to you~
Jenni

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I love the idea of working with the kitchen we already have and on a budget too. I'm waiting to see what comes next. Hugs to you Miss Sarah

ANNE said...

Fun to be back in the kitchen makeover place again... these are great posts,Sarah!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Love that red Aga - it totally makes the room. And that ceiling and door?! Wowzers :)

life and the little things said...

Gorgeous photos. Mmmmm, just lovely for dreaming about new kitchens. Love that deep red colour of the cooker. Those colours work perfectly together.
Alison xx

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This kitchen is almost exactly what I would want (at least the cabinets). Beautiful! I love the slate floor, too.

Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Sarah

This is a very pretty kitchen, although, it's a bit too fitted and perfect. On the other hand, the colour is just right. Though, I would change out the red Aga with a more harmonious colour.

I'm looking forward to part 2 of your kitchen guide.

Anna

Claudia Lane said...

this kitchen is gorgeous...I really love the red aga oven and the stripy cups :))
xo

The Moerks said...

Be still my beating heart! That is now the kitchen of my dreams and I didn't even know it. Perfection.

Audrey Pettit said...

That kitchen is really beautiful! Love the simplicity and serenity of the colors and granite, and LOVE the pop of red on the oven. Tooo fun!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Oh, I simply love these kitchens by Landmark. They're fabulous!

That red range is so sexy! :-) Wow.. not that I'm attracted to ranges... LOL

I hope you have a wonderful day, Sarah!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Val said...

I'm so in love with that kitchen. Happy Tuesday!

Tammy said...

I love the beams on the kitchen ceiling. Right now I am trying to find an inexpensive way to decorate the tops of my kitchen cabinets. I think that would really give my kitchen a needed facelift.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabulous inspirations. I would love to have any of them. Can't wait to see tomorrow. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Little Leslie said...

I've been looking through mags for a year now. I finally found a color I like for the woodwork. Now I have to get started. But... getting started means doing all of the other chores I need to do. So, maybe by September, I'll be ready.

bj said...

I love every thing about this amazing kitchen...
and I would totally eat a live zebra for that red stove !!

Deborah said...

Fabulous kitchen sweet Sarah!!
You've got me drooling girlie!
Ill be back for more..:)
xoxo

Deborah xoxoxo

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

Oh my god that Aga is to DIE FOR. I've never wanted one to be honest (too warm in the summer) but goodness you are making me want one showing off this gorgeous kitchen!

PS Congrats on reaching over 1000 followers you amazing woman you! :) xxx

Mat @ Landmark. said...

Just found this blog and was delighted to read all your lovely comments. This was a kitchen we designed and built a few years ago now. There is a case study on our website: http://landmarkkitchens.co.uk/portfolio-country-escape/
and a copy of the feature that went out in Beautiful Kitchens magazine.
Thanks again,
Mat Davies.
Landmark bespoke kitchens.
To stay in touch; you can join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/landmark.bespokekitchens
or on Twitter: @bespokekitchens

Sarah said...

Hmmm, I'm thinking yellow to warm things up in the gray English winters...also, a thank you for following me! I love your blog and look forward to your posts! :))

the fishermans cottage said...

Hi Sarah, Gorgeous kitchen, love the touches of red and such a good point about 'the fashion eye' I've made a few of them in my time x

Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking said...

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G kitchen! The colour of the cabinets is one of my favourites! But I am also swooning over the kitchen tap! I love that it seems to be perched on top of the marble!

abeachcottage said...

Love your kitchen and that stove is amazing, love the colour of it. Thanks for linking to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I appear to have missed this post. Mr J and P is constantly on the computer at the moment and I don't get a look in. I'm having to read this at work when I'm supposed to be doing um... work. Anyway, I'll stop this moaning now and say, lovely painted cabinets. Just lovely. xx

susan said...

I think I've just died and gone to kitchen heaven!!
Sx

Saby said...

So beautiful! I love the clean and open feeling of this kitchen and the little pops of red!

Meri said...

My hubby and I are gearing up for a kitchen overhaul and I wish I could knock out a wall or two so that I could have that oven!! Beautiful!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Hey, there! Thanks for sharing all this info on kitchen makeovers. I'm in the midst of it, and reanalyzing my whole house color schemes because of it. OVERWHELMING!! I must remember these tips: stick to what I love. It's just hard when I love too many colors and decorating styles!!! :S You house is so clean, fresh, and lovely!! :)

Adie Andrews said...

I perfectly know what doest it mean to want to do kitchen makeover and to don't know where you should start from :) Thanks for the lovely advices I will certainly try some of them.

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rgls01711 said...

2 favourite things about this kitchen -
1. The cabinets scribed along the uneven & slightly uphill floor - look closely, and
2. It's my house - YaY! \o/

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