I think all my dreams are about to come true in that I think I might be able to re do my kitchen. The quotes haven’t all come back yet, so it’s yet to be confirmed, but that isn’t stopping me from dreaming.
As a chef, my kitchen is obviously really important to me, and as I work from home, it is basically my office!
My kitchen at the moment is absolutely teeny and no one believes me when I say I regularly cook for 150 people out of it…but it’s true! But it’s not so much the size that is a problem, I have two fridges and that is genuinely the most important thing. It’s more just the thought of being able to choose my own kitchen, decorate it how I would like and to have lots and lots and lots of cupboards.
Did I mention I would like to have a lot of cupboards? My hoards of cake tins, baking trays and mixing bowls are desperate for a proper home and I literally can’t wait to give them one.
As a Pinterest lover, you can imagine I have been using the opportunity to pin like a crazy person and some of the kitchen inspiration on Pinterest is just dreamy. I thought it might be a nice idea for a post to show some of the ideas I have been thinking about and hopefully you can all join me in my kitchen lusting.
Because I work as freelance private chef, it has meant that I have cooked in a LOT of kitchens. Of all shapes and sizes, (although mostly very big!), but it means I feel I have a good understanding of what makes a kitchen a lovely place to cook in. A tidy kitchen makes a happy cook. So having enough drawers and cupboards to mean that everything isn’t always cluttering up the work top is crucial. That leads on to having enough work top to do all your prep, and a having a little room to be able to plate up is no bad thing either. I don’t think it is necessarily about having loads of space, it’s just a case of using the space you do have efficiently.
Because the kitchen is where I spend most of my time, I want it to be really light, and lovely. I also really want to have somewhere for people to perch so that they can talk to me as I am cooking. I think having an island in my kitchen would be a dream, and lots of shelves for my ridiculous collection of cook books.
Whilst some girls spend their days dreaming of their wedding…I have spent years dreaming of the day I get to choose my kitchen. Haha. That makes me sound like such a saddo, but I’m just telling you the truth.
I hope this will be helpful for all of you who might be planning a new kitchen, or just if you love this sort of thing like I do, I hope you enjoy! If any of you have done your own kitchen, please do share your tips and experiences, always great to hear from people who have been there and done it!
I’m a complete sucker for a bit of gold or brass. I absolutely love it, and I am crossing all my fingers that gold taps aren’t horribly expensive like I fear they might be.
I love the splash of colour from the bar stools! My sister has these in all different colours and they look great!
I am completely obsessed with this wood and brick combination and it’s definitely something I am going to try and incorporate into my kitchen.
I love the use of rugs in kitchens, adds a pop of colour and added texture that you don’t necessarily expect
YES to a larder cupcoard….the sort of cupboard dreams are made of…
I am definitely going to try and incorporate a blackboard wall, they just look so cool and are so useful!
A farmhouse sink is something I have been missing my whole life (*nerd alert*)
Marble and copper. That is all.
Another lovely looking kitchen with a splash of colour from the rug. Also love the subway tiles and the wicker baskets.
Happy kitchen dreaming everyone! x Follow along on Pinterest for lots more ideas @madebymargie