The House Files: Kitchen before and after pictures (plus all details)

I have been meaning to post the before and after shots of the kitchen renovation for ages.

So here they are – along with all the details of where I got everything.

It took a long time to plan and save for this space. We knocked two rooms through to create it and had to do it in three stages in order to manage the finances.

But it is now finished – and I hope it’s easy to see just what a difference it has made.

It has gone from being a fairly gloomy space that made me want to get in and out as soon as possible, to one I now want to be in all the time!

I’ve already done one post on how we started the kitchen project, but this is more a ‘where we got it’ post.

If you have any other questions about anything I haven’t mentioned, please just ask.

I hope you enjoy the before and after shots!

Kitchen design, build and supply, Herringbone Kitchens | Pendant lights over island, Heals | Tap, Perrin & Rowe | Hydro boiling water tap, Zip Tap | Flooring, Amtico Parquet Signature in Aged Oak | Dining Table, The Boden by Peppermill Antiques | Rugs, La Redoute | Large resin cactus, La Redoute | Leather dining chair, West Elm

Kitchen, Herringbone Kitchens | ‘Lagoon’ wallpaper (in entrance), Lucy Tiffney | Farmhouse double sink, Villeroy & Boch | Main basin taps, ‘Alsace’ by Perrin & Rowe | HydroTap, Zip Water | Coffee machine, Neff | Aged brass handles, Armac Martin | Pendant Lights, Heals | ‘Family Department’ sign, Alex May Hughes | Clock, Bramwell Brown

Pale pink tiles, Topps Tiles | Stools, Muuto at Vanil | Large resin cactus, La Redoute | Worktop, ‘Lagoon’ by Silestone’ | Colours: Dark blue is ‘Bond Street’ by Mylands, island unit painted in ‘Blackened’ by Farrow & Ball | Flooring, Amtico | Aztec rug, La Redoute | Leather dining chair, West Elm | Orange farmhouse table, ‘Boden’ by Peppermill Antiques, painted in ‘Charlotte’s Locks’ by Farrow & Ball | Glazed cabinet, found on eBay, painted ‘Black Blue’ by Farrow & Ball, interior painted in ‘Calamine’ by Farrow & Ball

 

Table, Peppermill Antiques (as before) | Chandeliers, Graham & Green (out of stock, similar here) | Yellow arch light, Habitat | Peacock chair, Honeyrocks London | Cushion, Monsoon Home | Faux palm tree, I Want Plants | Woodburner, Charnwood | Midcentury sideboard, eBay | Grey sidetable (a very old TKMaxx find) | Boulangerie sign, sourced by edit58

Hendricks sofa, Habitat | Side table, Habitat | Marble topped coffee table, West Elm | Moroccan rug, sourced by edit.58 | Cushions, Lucy Tiffney and Monsoon Home | Euan arch floor lamp, Habitat

Images: Eleanor Skan, Herringbone Kitchens

  • Comments ( 12 )

  • avatar
    jannine suplee

    Where is your fridge? 🙂 Is it hiding somewhere sneaky?

    • avatar
      Erica

      Yes! Next to the larder cupboard! x

  • avatar
    jannine suplee

    ah-HA ! Really do lovet his. One of the bits that amazes me most – somehow your kitchen is brighter – even though your cabinets are MUCH darker… The dark counter tops, backsplash and floor really darkened the room. I really adore that space, ticks ALL my boxes. Congratulations !

    • avatar
      Erica

      Thank you so much! It feels SO much lighter and brighter. I think it’s the worktop, but also the fact we took down the central wall cupboard which has opened up the window area. THANK YOU! X

  • avatar
    Caroline

    The light is amazing! A beautiful kitchen. May I ask the size of your island?

    • avatar
      Erica

      Thank you! It’s approx 1.8m x 1.2 m x

  • avatar
    Jo

    You’re such an inspiration!! I have my decorators here at the moment nagging me for a colour to pain my island unit. Is the Mylands colour very very dark? We have a black marble worktop so want a bit of a contrast but there are too many colours to choose from!! What do you suggest?

    • avatar
      Erica

      Aaah thanks Jo! The Mylands colour is dark and it may be too dark if you already have a black worktop. Unless you just went for it, and chose F&B Railings or something similar making a feature of the darkness? Otherwise my island unit is painted in Blackened by F&B, which is a gorgeous pale grey. What colour are your walls and what colour will your wall units be? xx

  • avatar
    Kate

    Hi Erica. Congratulations on your beautiful home renovation! Sorry for the boring question, but please could you tell me how long your dining room table is? Thank you!

    • avatar
      Erica

      Thanks Kate! We got the largest they could make, so I think it’s 10ft! xx

  • avatar
    Kate Williams

    Hi Erica,

    Wow what a transformation! I love the pink tiles and how well you have tied them in with the island and the interior of the glazed cabinet, it all looks amazing!

    Also the rugs you have chosen are fab! Thank you for posting, serious design inspo here.

    Kate x

    • avatar
      Erica

      Thank you Kate! x

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