Flashback Friday- Kitchen Inspiration

Friday, 30 August 2013

A beauty on Better Homes and Gardens USA

My 'Flashback Friday- Family Home Number 2' post explained how we sold our last house and had 60 days to renovate our new family home to a liveable state for our newborn Master H.  The kitchen was one of the main priorities as it looked like this-

I loved the last modern kitchen we designed in Family Home Number 2 with glossy white 2 pac doors, glass spashback etc.

The kitchen we designed in our last home

But this time I thought I would stick with more of a traditional look.  I found myself drawn to the classic look of Provincial style kitchens in magazines and A-M's gorgeous kitchen featured on her blog 'The House that AM Built'.-

Cape Cod Designs- AM's kitchen
We didn't want to make any structural changes to the house until we had finalised our major renovation plans so were restricted to a small u-shaped kitchen design.  Sadly, I didn't think to take any proper photos of our completed kitchen but here are some quick snaps I took with the iphone before we moved out and the house was a complete mess!

Now with our major renovation and extension, we are able to change the layout of the kitchen.  I am pleased that we will be able to have more storage, an island bench and study nook.  I found great inspiration on Houzz and numerous blogs and have been busy pinning to my kitchen board on Pinterest.  Here are some of my favourite images and main inspiration-

Georgica Pond Interiors- Mel's Kitchen

'Building Our House of Grey and White' Blog- Natasha's Kitchen

Cabinetry and layout inspiration.  Pinterest
Study nook layout inspiration.  Pinterest

Study nook inspiration.  Pinterest
I'm really pleased with the kitchen plan and selections that we have settled on and it's great that we are able to reuse 90% of our exisiting kitchen.  I can't wait to show you!


  1. That worked out well and should save you a bit of $ too. You can't go past a white kitchen, but in saying that I am still leaving the final colour selection open for negotiation. I gather it won't be too much longer before your kitchen is installed. xx

    1. Only 2 weeks and the kitchen will be installed! While we had to make a few compromises in our design to be able to reuse so much of the existing kitchen it was definitely worth the saving. I look forward to seeing your kitchen come to life!

  2. Your last kitchen looked great and how lucky are you to design another kitchen so soon after the last. I could happily do kitchen designs all day! I love Mel from Georgica ponds kitchen so much, her recent post on marble was all the reassurance I needed that it was the right decision. Our kitchen is hamptons colours with a contemporary twist, hopefully it all comes together the way I imagined. Looking forward to your new improved kitchen with an island, how exciting! mel x

    1. Thank you. I love kitchen designs too! Oh for an unlimited budget and space! I was very excited to see your kitchen going in last week. The pendants are cute too!


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