The kitchen is our favourite room in the house, it’s where we always end up, that’s my old and grubby Ikea armchair bottom right. But…it isn’t an easy space, it has 2 doors to the garden and 3 huge windows. It’s cold and draughty. The units are basically an old showroom kitchen that wasn’t ever intended to fit this room. But we don’t have the budget to replace it or knock down walls. So we fight with it daily.
From a distance it is lovely, but close up is cluttered, grubby and lacking any soft furnishings or those we do have lack any proper hems. The end of the kitchen by the doors into the garden is a dumping ground and most importantly, we have no kettle.
If you are still thinking ‘what is she on about, what a nice kitchen’. I KNOW, I am lucky to have this space. But here’s a close up, this is what gets me down. This is what happens when you have a space that works against you (and when you decide #teamhonk and baking with your kids are more important than cleaning):
I find making interiors decisions tough and if I am honest all that flipping back and forth measuring and comparing fabrics bores me. I am like a little kid who has to be bribed to sit down and finish the job. Which is where having someone like Jen to walk me through a kitchen makeover was amazing. It only took an hour, whereas I could have phaffed on The Range’s huge collection of blinds, cushions and curtains for weeks.
The Range offers amazing value so you can make a real difference on a small budget. An hour after Jen left my house she sent me a list of everything I needed to order from The Range for the kitchen makeover, including the maths and measurements, how easy is that! I can’t believe how much we managed to achieve on an under £300 budget. In fact, I feel really silly for putting off getting some blinds for so long.
Jen’s lovely to chat to, great at helping you make decisions and makes breaking down a kitchen makeover really easy and fun as well, look:
I’m looking forward to revealing Jen’s mood board and the final The Range makeover, very soon, watch this space.