Finally!! – Before and After photos -New Kitchen :D

Finally!! – Before and After photos – New Kitchen 😀

At times it felt like we were never going to have a nice kitchen again!
We had to have a new boiler installed when we first moved in (if you’re in need a new boiler, you can get a free, no obligation home survey from 2RED Ltd) then we installed new units, fitted new tiles, put new flooring down, had the entire kitchen re-wired and then decorated.

It took a while and some very hard work, mainly by the super wonderful husband, but we finally did it 🙂
This is a before photo from the estate agent….
old kitchen
and after….
new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

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new kitchen

 

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new kitchen

This is the before photo (taken by the estate agent) of the other side of the kitchen…

old kitchen
and after….
new kitchen
new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

new kitchen

 

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New Table

I love our new table. It’s the perfect size for the kids to have their breakfast on in the morning and we can have dinner in the evening if Ant’s not back from in time.
When we all have dinner together we have a drop leaf table in the living room 🙂

More Painting To Do

There are still a few little jobs to be done, for example, the shelves need a fresh coat of paint, as does the door and Ant’s going to build me a little bookcase that will fit under the counter near the back door. It won’t be big enough for all my cookbooks but I’ll be able to keep my favourites on there.

100 Times Better!

So there it is, our new kitchen 😀 Not only does it look 100 times better, having a modern kitchen is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home, which is something I never had to think about while renting!

Thank you S.W.H. (Super Wonderful Husband)

I can’t finish this post without saying a huge thank you to my S.W.H. who has worked tirelessly, day after day, to get the kitchen done the way I wanted it. Every spare moment he’s had has been spent in there, working away.

Thank you my darling, I love you ZILLIONS xxx

*Apologies for the rubbish quality on some of the photos. Seems I can sometimes take good pics on the iPhone, sometimes, not so much!

26 Comments

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  2. Lori Taylor Arnold 15th May 2014 at 9:51 pm

    What a transformation! I love all your vintage crockery and the new tiles. x

  3. Agata Pokutycka 12th May 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Love your cooker!
    We will have to remodel to get it fit but we will do it one day as it is Marks dream.

  4. Claire Toplis 12th May 2014 at 1:40 pm

    ehat a beautiful new look , I adore it.. ps can I have those cups please? 😉

  5. Helen Dickinson 11th May 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Adore the new look. Looks like you have spent a lot of time and created lots of ideas to get it looking so great. Well Done!

  6. Joanne Mallon 11th May 2014 at 7:24 pm

    oh it's lovely. You are right to be proud of it, job well done.

  7. Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily 11th May 2014 at 9:56 am

    That looks amazing – how different!

    I have that same little shelving unit that you have your utensils on and I love the way you have yours set up #inspired 😉

  8. Jenny 10th May 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Where did you get the unit with your utensils and spices from? It would look perfect in my kitchen!

    1. shelllouise 10th May 2014 at 7:39 pm

      It was second hand so I'm afraid I'm not sure where it originally came from xx

  9. Oh so amelia 10th May 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Wow, what a transformation!!! I'm loving your new kitchen 🙂 x

  10. Ant 10th May 2014 at 4:49 pm

    The tiles were really cheap. £8 for 20 and they are bigger than standard (200mm x 250mm / 8" x 10" approx).
    We bought them at B&Q: http://www.diy.com/nav/decor/tiles/wall-tiles/wall_tiles/Colours-Pack-of-20-Black-Helena-Wall-Tiles-L-250-x-W-200mm-12257567?skuId=12788273

  11. Damson Lane 10th May 2014 at 10:28 am

    What a transformation! It looks so tidy and I love the black tiles.

  12. Kara Guppy 10th May 2014 at 5:57 am

    It looks fab – I was so excited when ours was finally finished and we have a range cooker too

  13. Fozia S 9th May 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Oh love the new kitchen!! It looks great!!

  14. Angela Spicer 9th May 2014 at 8:34 pm

    That's brilliant, well done, look lovely

  15. Jade Lewendon 9th May 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful and wonderful kitchen! I live in a council property so sadly cant change the over 20 year old unit that currently resides there! x

  16. Globalmouse 9th May 2014 at 8:29 pm

    It looks amazing and I love all the little details – like those lovely utensils pots. I really love the tiles you used too, gorgeous! You must be so pleased….enjoy it!

  17. Mummy of Two 9th May 2014 at 5:44 pm

    That looks great. Definitely a huge improvement! Love all your vintage style accessories.

  18. Louisa 9th May 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Your makeover is fab. I love your tiles and all you nik naks. They give a lovely feel to the room.

  19. Nayna Kanabar 9th May 2014 at 4:52 pm

    It looks amazing looks like your hubby has worked really hard.

  20. You Baby Me Mummy 9th May 2014 at 4:17 pm

    It looks amazing! Well do you and hubby. I love that table a real space saver x

  21. Kate Thompson 9th May 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Massive difference 🙂 it looks great! Not sure I could cope with so little work top space though, but loving the side shelving which looks really different!

  22. Kizzy 9th May 2014 at 12:43 pm

    It looks amazing. So pleased you finally got it finished.

  23. JO BRYAN 9th May 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Love it, what a difference, fab range as well. Love all the vinatgey touches, a real homely feel, but with all the mod cons.

  24. Jen Walshaw 9th May 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Wow, what a transformation and on such a tight budget too. Well done.

  25. Michelle Ordever 9th May 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh!! Wow! What a huge difference that has made! I just love the cooker, and the little island, and the knick knacks, and the colour of the tiles! You must be over the moon!

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