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Kitchen Renovation Plans For My Future House

My future kitchen renovation ideas are over on the blog, including white shaker cabinets, quartz island, pendant lighting and bi-fold doors into the garden.

OK, I know it sounds slightly silly to plan for a kitchen you haven’t even seen yet, right? But after the success of my home office makeover, and working with some amazing clients on the online interior design service side of the business, I’m well and truly in the depths of wanting to moodboard the crap out of every room and every house.

So, let’s imagine for a second I bought my dream home of a run-down-but-full-of-character Georgian property. We’re talking high ceilings, original features, but needing a little – read, a lot – of TLC.

The one project I’d love to get my hands on is a kitchen remodel. I look to my friends and family who have such gorgeous modern kitchens, trying to picture what it must be like to not have brown cupboards and magnolia walls. Oh, landlords, why must we paint everything in magnolia.

My future kitchen renovation ideas are over on the blog, including open plan kitchen and dining living with bi-fold doors into the garden.My future kitchen renovation ideas are over on the blog, including open plan kitchen and dining living with bi-fold doors into the garden.

This kitchen roleplay we’ve got going on here doesn’t have a budget so humor me a little as I go into a frenzy of renovations. My sister has recently finished an extension and part of that remodel was the inclusion of bi-fold doors from Quickslide, which create an effortless transition from the open plan kitchen-dining space into the garden. Allowing maximum light into the room, bi-fold doors stack or fold neatly, which allow people to move freely inside and out. The one thing I will note however is to reconsider bi-fold doors if you live in an area with foxes etc as you’ll be forever conscious of moving between rooms and leaving the doors open.

My future kitchen renovation ideas are over on the blog, including white shaker style cabinets and glass open shelving. My future kitchen renovation ideas are over on the blog, including grey ash chevron laminate flooring.

Next, the flooring. I love the elegance of a chevron floor throughout the kitchen-dining space, working especially well with the white colour scheme I’m planning. Although lighter floors show dirt, scuffs and marks are less likely to be seen than if you purchased a walnut laminate or painted floorboards. Despite chevron being “on-trend” right now, it has the ability to be timeless through the ages – plus, let’s face it, I’m never going to fall out of love with how Parisian it looks.

My future kitchen renovation ideas are over on the blog, including white shaker style cabinets and glass open shelving.

Ah, now the kitchen itself. Despite wanting a mint Smeg fridge since the age of 14, I’ve actually realised just how much of an investment a kitchen is and that includes appliances. I totally believe in buying what you love but do consider if trendier pieces will remain in favour a couple of years down the line.

What I’ve chosen for this makeover instead is a white shaker style kitchen with brass fixtures. In terms of hardware, I love the look of brass on white, and these brass knobs from Grace & Glory are an affordable addition. I love the idea of having open shelving and glass cabinets to showcase some of my more stylish kitchen buys, such as pretty glassware and Anthropologie serving bowls.

My future kitchen renovation ideas are over on the blog, including white shaker style cabinets and glass open shelving. My future kitchen renovation ideas are over on the blog, including white shaker style cabinets and glass open shelving.

To create a good flow to the room, an island will be included within the design, space permitting. Hell, forget “space permitting”, I’ve already knocked down walls, in this imaginary scenario I have all the space in the world. Gwyneth Paltrow has the most amazing island where marble runs from one length to the other, reaching the floor to create a seamless piece of material. The only note I’d make about marble is that because it’s so porous it might not be the best for an area where red wine etc could be spilled. In this instance, I’d go for a quartz option for countertops, which has the effect of marble but resists staining and is durable. A quick note to make is I love the look of pendants hanging over the island to create a real focal point in the room, whilst retaining as much light as possible with glass shades.

My future kitchen renovation ideas are over on the blog, including white gloss tiles in a herringbone pattern and white grouting. My future kitchen renovation ideas are over on the blog, including glass pendant lighting over the quartz island.My future kitchen renovation ideas are over on the blog, including peach gloss tiles in a herringbone pattern.

Finally, although the rest of the room will be painted white, I plan on creating a splashback with pink or peach tiles such as these from Topps Tiles. With white grouting, combined with the gloss finish of the tiles, I think this could create a real statement splashback. In terms of accessories, natural textures such as linen and rattan would look great with the colours used throughout this design.

After all this planning, all I need now is to buy my own house (plus, win the lottery) or find a client who loves this design so much they let me live my white shaker kitchen dream through them. Either way, I plan on making it happen one day.

How would you describe your dream kitchen? Are you a fan of colour? Dark walls? Subway tiles? Let me know below!

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In case you missed it: How To Decorate A Small Kitchen On A Budget | Updating My Kitchen With Smeg | 9 Of The Best Gold Pendant Lights To Buy Now

About the author
Victoria Jackson is the editor of multi-award winning interior design blog Apartment Number 4. Designed to help you create a beautiful home on a budget, Victoria edits the inspirational and showcases the affordable.

4 Comments

  1. Some gorgeous inspiration shots here hun and I’m particularly taken by those peachy tiles – how lush! Nothing wrong with daydreaming about potential renovations in one-day home in my book, I do it all the time 😉

  2. Hi Victoria!

    I have enjoyed your blog so much!
    I am moving to London by the end of the year and I would love to be in touch.
    I am house hunting at the moment and once we are settle I would like to purchase one of your
    decoration services to give it away on my blog. : http://www.withoutlipstick.com/

    will keep following and hopefully we can meet up for some tea or rose 🙂

    Thank you.
    Sardis. xx

    1. Ah thank you so much for following Sardis! Good luck with the move and and I hope you find somewhere you absolutely love! I live in Leeds which is quite far from London but of course can let you know when I am in the city to catch up over rose! 🙂 xx

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