Our new kitchen reveal

New Kitchen Reveal

I have really missed my blog and I have really missed my little updates. I have not had a lot of time recently, as we have been redesigning our kitchen. It seems like everything has been at some sort of standstill while we went full steam ahead with the kitchen. All my husbands efforts have gone on that and all my efforts to the children. So there has been little to no time at all for me to do any blogging what so ever.

But I am now pleased to say more than anything that our new kitchen is complete. And not only that but our home is starting to feel a lot like our home now. The kitchen took a lot of hard work, more than I think my husband and I expected. But you know that feeling you get when your hopes and dreams come true?

New kitchen reveal

New Kitchen Reveal

New Kitchen Reveal

When I walk into my kitchen I almost feel like I am dreaming, because this is the exact kitchen if not better that I wished for and thought about for so long. I love it so much, I love the white, I love the wooden accents, the oak beam my husband created himself. And all the space. Most of all I love the space. And the fact that it is white, that helps a lot too. I love white probably a little too much, my husband does too! Thankfully we have very similar tastes in decor.

New Kitchen Reveal

We started this project on the 8th of October and we have just finished on Sunday, which was the 15th of November. Honestly, as my husband did this alone along with working full time and working two weekends I think he did amazingly, especially to get this finished so soon. And I am so extremely grateful that he put in all the effort that he did. He is already keen to start the next project, but I think we just need Christmas to regroup and get back to our normal family evenings and routines.

The only thing that we now need to get is a new dinning room table. I have seen one I like, it’s from Ebay and I think a really good price too.

New Kitchen Reveal

Our kitchen is from Homebase. It is the simply Hygena range. Our kitchen was under £1000 brand new believe it or not! The appliances were all purchased separately. We have an integrated dishwasher which I am so excited about as I have never had one. I have never seen my glasses so clean and my pots so shiny! Our kitchen has 8 cabinets, one of which a drawer cabinet. We decided on this layout without any wall cabinets to create the illusion of more space and open up the room more. Thanks to our lovely neighbour who suggested this to us. We have just enough room thanks to the oak beam above the sink. We might put a further two beams, probably smaller on the other side of the wall for a little more space. But we will see. So far we are very happy with it all and how it looks. We have been known to just stand in there in the evenings and look at it all. Take it all in. It does seem so surreal. Its seems as though it was done in no time now that it is all done. I am so pleased and I am so extremely proud of my husband. He did the whole thing himself. He managed to make my vision a reality and I am so very thankful.

New Kitchen Reveal

I absolutely love my ceramic sink and have used it for a while now I cant remember exactly when my husband put it in for me to use, but I have used it properly for about 2 weeks now and I cant complain. It is really deep so you can get a lot of water in there if you want to soak your pots. I am going to be writing a full review on it soon if you are interested inreading that.

New Kitchen Reveal

I hope you have enjoyed the little tour around our new kitchen. But I don’t think it would be quite as beautiful or complete if I didn’t show you the kitchen before its makeover. I didn’t take any photos but I did document the whole journey on video. I have put together a little montage of all the stages. Where we came from to the finished kitchen. I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for reading!




  1. November 19, 2015 / 11:10 am

    Wow your new kitchen is gorgeous! It’s clean cut, open & bright. It’s made a huge difference to the space. I bet you are smiling while you cook now! 🙂

    • Tanita
      November 19, 2015 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you Becky, I definitely think so. We tried to do the best with what we could in a small
      Time frame while living here. It’s taken some time but been worth it for the finished result. X

  2. November 19, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    Oh wow! Well done to your hubby for making your dream a reality if not better, I am sure he enjoyed making it for you and your family. I am loving the colour and the design is just beautiful

    • Tanita
      November 19, 2015 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you so much Miranda! It’s been a joy to cook in! If you saw the before footage!! Xx

  3. November 19, 2015 / 9:22 pm

    Oh I love it too:) Especially the beam designed by your hubby, it really sets off the kitchen. I only wish mine looked so tidy!!

    • Tanita
      November 19, 2015 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you Lisa! Yes he did some in our living room too and were such a hit. Everyone who visits commented on them. This particular one is 100 years old!! Just sanded and varnished x

  4. November 19, 2015 / 9:58 pm

    Oh wow this is heavenly! This is exactly what I would want my kitchen to look like if I could design it myself. We’re in rented at the moment though so will be a few years before I get the chance!

    • Tanita
      November 19, 2015 / 10:13 pm

      Oh thank you Sian. If you saw the before then you would have seen how desperately it needed doing. But I am so pleased it thank you x

  5. November 19, 2015 / 10:37 pm

    It looks lovely and well done to your hubby for doing it all – a great job! I cannot wait to get ours done in the future x

  6. November 19, 2015 / 10:44 pm

    Great kitchen. I love the top part of it. Our one is black and it’s that kind of material where when you don’t wipe it away properly you can see it still through the light. But the kitchen came with the house and it’s only 7 years old. I got used to it at this stage. But that kind of top I would love to have even though I don’t even like to stand in the kItchen for long.

  7. November 22, 2015 / 8:00 pm

    Oh wow it is absolutely lovely, I love the shelf with the glasses on, that is such a nice feature x

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