Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Our new kitchen

the cupboard to the left is where the washing machine is

The past few months have gone very fast and have not had much time to sit down at the computer, so hopefully will be able to get over to visit you soon.
We are about 95% finished and there are just a few more little jobs that need to be taken care of.
Lets take a look 

I am enjoying cooking and baking in the Smeg oven and love the old retro look  -  gas hobs and electric oven which seems to be very efficient.
The bench tops are white Carrara marble which is great to keep clean, after the concrete bench tops we had. The Spanish subway tiles proved to be difficult to lay in the corners, I was told by the tiler as they are uneven on the surface.
A Villeroy and Boch Butlers sink and Perrin and Rowe taps give an old fashioned look which is what we were after.

We had to upgrade the lighting system and chose a pair of Antique, French Enamel Industrial lights, and they are a dark French blue colour.  Also have used LED strip lighting in the pantry and down lights over the sink.


The flooring has a distressed look and very pleased with how it turned out
A little cabinet to display a few precious pieces of China and glassware

We took out two windows and replaced them with bi-fold doors that lead out onto the deck
The sun streams into the kitchen and it is great to be able to walk out to the outdoor dining table

Lastly a few little knick-knacks on the shelves.
I am loving our new kitchen and it has been worth the long wait and having to move out and go and stay in the City

Do hope all is well with you
Wishing you a happy week


  1. What a wonderful new kitchen area!Love it really.I think kitchen is where the heart of the home is!And that view!!!
    Enjoy dear Carolyn!

  2. I can see that your new kitchen was worth the wait and necessity to move out. It's satisfying when plans come together well and you can now enjoy it.

  3. My dearest Carolyn,
    oh, you must be so happy, to have your new kitchen! It looks gorgeous and I would love to cook in this kitchen ...with you together ;O)
    Thank you for sharing those wonderful pictures!
    Have a happy rest of the week, my dearest friend!
    sending much Love and hugs and blessings,
    Claudia xoxo

  4. Your new kitchen looks fabulous, dear Carolyn! I love the subway tiles and the Smeg appliances. The floor is beautiful too. If I get a new kitchen I would want such kind of sink. They are wonderful. The view from your kitchen is just priceless. Enjoy cooking in your lovely space!

  5. Finally...!!!....wowww wowww wowwww...That kitchen is amazing!!...love Smeg !!....so so beautiful...enjoy your new kitchen darling ...love love Ria x

  6. Love your new kitchen. The views from the terrace is amazing. You must be so happy its almost finished. I do like your lighting.

  7. Excellent post (as always)!thanks for sharing xx

  8. Your new kitchen is fabulous, darling! You must want to dance whenever you are in it! Love all the beautiful details. And that gorgeous outdoor space with the amazing view.....It's all just perfect! Hugs xo Karen

  9. It looks so beautiful ,dear, I love your new white kitchen, and the wonderful wooden floor !
    Standing there, with such a view is a gift, Carolyn. enjoy , enjoy !
    Hugs, Dorthe xx

  10. Such lovely kitchen dear Carolyn!!!!
    You must be so happy and satified of that ork, it ended up so good!
    Love especially the big windows, the view of outside while you're cooking should be very nice! :)

  11. Your kitchen looks fabulous. I especially love the smeg oven
    Hugs Alessandra

  12. wow - , dear carolyn ...I am enthusiastic. such a beautiful kitchen. and she is very comfortable and so many lovely details.
    here you like to cook.
    many greetings

  13. Hello Carolyn,
    It was well worth the effort. your kitchen is beautiful, bright and spacious!
    Big hug

  14. Your new kitchen is wonderful, Carolyn. Love all the charming features. The Butlers sink is very nice, and the glass cabinet is pretty displaying some of your china pieces. I really like the knick knack shelves - I think that's my favorite thing. With all your personal touches like the tea pot, the utensil holder, the coffee pot, and the flowers, your kitchen says "welcome" to me. : ) Enjoy your new kitchen, Carolyn.

    love, ~Sheri

    1. I also wanted to tell you that I love your new Header. It's so pretty, and that bear is darling - makes me smile. : )

  15. Hello, Carolyn
    Your new kitchen is wonderful! Very clean, modern and spacious!
    Enjoy your kitchen and cooking !
    Happy day to you.

  16. Your new kitchen looks wonderful and all the hard work and disruption over the past few months looks worthwhile. I love the bifolding doors, those lights and your flooring. Sarah x

  17. So pleased to see your new kitchen, it does look lovely.
    Enjoy it ...

    All the best Jan


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