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A new kitchen.

We ordered a new kitchen yesterday! To say I am thrilled would be a massive understatement. I hated our current kitchen right away - I remember the real estate agent saying what a nice kitchen it was and thinking that it would be the first thing I´d be ripping out. Well turns out, it took us 1.5 years of planning and saving our pennies. But now it´s finally happening!

Above is a rendering of what it will look like. Or well, of what we ordered. We bought the cheapest cabinets on offer at Ikea and I plan to transform them with a little DIY magic (spoiler alert: it involves paint). This is the look I am going for:


I want something traditional and simple for our old farmhouse. I´m not even sure if I find the kitchen island too modern, but it makes sense considering the weird layout of the kitchen and this way, we´ll have garden views and more light while we cook. Ooh, I am excited! Much more to come over the next weeks and months!

(Pictures: 1, 2 and 3)

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Reader Comments (8)

Ooooh, we've just finished our kitchen remodel and went for that look too. I love it! I really wanted a dark kitchen but only Plain English did it and it was REALLY expensive. I love your plan. x

January 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergill

I'm in love with your house. It is so simple and so beautiful... quiet and calm.
Will keep fingers crossed for the kitchen.

January 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa

Freu mich schon darauf die neue Küche zu sehen!

January 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFrau Haselmayer

i love your home and i'm excited to see your kitchen remodel. i live in an old farmhouse and we hope to remodel the kitchen this year, and will have to do it very inexpensively. i love the first photo inspiration! the third photo is from here:


good luck:)

January 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCary

That is such a pretty layout!
I love that you're separating stove and oven and I don't think you'll regret the island in the middle. There are so many things I would want to change in my kitchen but the island would always stay.

Can't wait to see what you're going to do!

January 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnnika

Good luck with the kitchen, your plans look great. I've used ikea kitchens as a base before and been pleased with them, so if you're going to customise too it should look brilliant.

January 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterheidi

Bin gespannt, wie du vermeiden wirst, dieses Ikea-Basismodell so einzusetzen und zu verfremden, dass es hinterher nicht nach Reihenhaus-Landhausküche aussieht. Ich bin sicher, du wirst diese Hürde mit Fantasie und Geschmack meistern!

Ich freu mich auf deine Updates und das Endergebnis!

Frohes neues!

January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

good luck!!! :)

January 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterm.

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