The Kitchen is my happy place. The place where I love to try new recipes or bake cakes. It’s also where we eat as a family most nights. Although I love my kitchen, I feel that it needs a bit of a revamp.
There’s so much that I would like to change within my kitchen, the main thing being space. My kitchen diner on a whole is actually very big however the kitchen side of it is rather small and worktop space is extremely limited. If money was no object I would love to make the kitchen larger and the dining side of it a little smaller.
Hours upon hours have been spent scanning through pinterest at dream kitchens, I have never been so envious of people who I have never met. One thing that I have noticed since surfing the web for dreamy kitchens is that I have a major love for country styled kitchens. You know the ones with gorgeous wooden floors, cream cupboards with thick wooden worktops, a beautifully eye catching aga and a lovely wooden table. Pretty dreamy right?
All that dreaming made me wonder, is it possible to create a Country style kitchen on a budget? Indeed it is!
One way to spruce up your kitchen is to apply laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is an inexpensive way to change the look of any room with ease. With hundreds of styles to choose from you are bound to find the perfect ones for you. You could also try out Poured Resin Flooring, which has got to be my favourite kind of flooring as it just looks so elegant.
Open shelving is another way to add some farmhouse charm to your kitchen. All you need is a spirit level, a few brackets and a piece of wood to create some shelves. Easy and cost effective too!
Wire baskets are another thing to add charm to your kitchen. You can usually pick up some wire storage in bargain stores such as B&M, home bargains and Home Sense.
Make use of natural wood accents. Products such as butcher blocks, cutting boards and wooden utensils all make for a farmhouse feel. Simply display them to add character.
Large glass jars are another thing that adds character to your room. I recently picked some lovely ones up from Asda for next to nothing. They are great for storing sugar, coffee and mini marshmallows. They look cute too!
As far as country kitchens go, there is no limit to creativity. They aren’t supposed to be clutter free and should show off your family’s unique personality, so don’t hide everything in the cupboards!