The designated kitchen place is small and centred all around a mid-peak window (174 cm large). Even so we experienced a number of requirements: we needed a sink, fridge, small freezer, a great deal of food stuff storage and a recycling place. Observe that I have not pointed out a stove or oven.
We uncovered early on that putting in a stove would mean it would grow to be a house in its individual proper and would have electrical energy / water monthly bill implications (gaaaah!) so we determined we might use the stove in the principal cottage for now. On the other hand, there are numerous solutions transferring ahead which include a gasoline barbecue, outside kitchen area or even a person of IKEA’s pop up stoves. We’ll see!
Design and style
We explored many unique kitchen area models, but to be straightforward, we just couldn’t feel how a great deal even the tiniest of kitchens charge (have you identified this far too?) and because this is our second (small) house, they were all around our budget, so we had to get artistic rather!
When you might be on a restricted spending budget, I believe IKEA kitchens are fantastic. I’m a massive lover of utilizing them for the principles and then pepping them up by splurging on the particulars like the faucet, handles and worktop. This is what we did in the primary cottage kitchen several years ago, and I’ve been so happy with it!
I also assume the free IKEA kitchen area arranging provider is good (no, this isn’t sponsored by the Swedish big, I guarantee!) However, I was hoping to include a number of individual touches, so I turned to my pricey pal and interior designer Helen Sturesson
for suggestions on how to integrate hand-crafted shelves etcetera. And she sketched the above design and style.
Prepared to take a seem at the outcomes and obtain out far more about the facts?
I would have beloved a real stone worktop, but all over again our spending budget didn’t rather access for that now. I was really pleased to find this laminate worktop at Hornbach
. One particular working day, possibly we are going to swap it out for true stone, but I like this a person for now!
I feel a higher good quality, attractive faucet is 1 of the most essential elements of a kitchen area. It makes these a variance to the over-all expertise! We opted for the CRISTINA Rubinetterie CRIKT501 below window kitchen mixer in brushed aged brass to match the bathroom taps. I enjoy the finish!
I was so joyful to discover these Cabinet Knob Helix – with a modern industrial vibe by Beslag On line (they have a load of attractive knobs, hooks and furniture legs in their collection and market in the course of Europe). The antique bronze matches the tap perfectly far too!
The open up cabinets have been designed by hand with oak slabs from Hornbach
. I have to say, despite the faff, these are my favourite aspect of the kitchen – and so helpful for cups and glasses and other merchandise we use all the time.
If we had mounted a stove to the proper, we would not have been in a position to have these shelves there as we would have needed to increase a lover (I just wanted to position this out in situation you are planning to do one thing equivalent). Maybe in the upcoming, if we choose to get a stove, we will have to do away with the higher proper types (sniff, sniff!).
An essential factor – superior lights! In the higher than image you can catch a glimpse of the subtle, Strömlinje LED mild from IKEA which is connected to the wall swap and also has a distant regulate. The lights is excellent, I have to say!
We manufactured a person error. And that is that I should really have used one particular panel rather of two on the entrance of the fridge (decrease-centre). I acquired myself into a bit of a pickle with doorway handles – and may perhaps have employed some photoshop trickery with this to present you how the finish end result will look with the knobs! Having said that, in the extended term I imagine I’ll swap the two drawer fronts out to a single unit. What do you imagine?
A couple of other things:
We do have a kettle (consequently all the teapots and so on) – it really is just not in shot!
The extendable table and chairs are from Danish brand name Skovby (see my post about them listed here) and the ladder – which can be moved throughout to the kitchen, was developed by a local carpenter. You can uncover all the details about the wooden flooring and panelling (by Norrlands Trä) in my write-up in this article.
I hope you like our tiny kitchen as a lot as we do!
If you have any inquiries, be sure to give me a shout in the comments beneath and I would be content to assist.
Have a great weekend all, see you Monday!