With a small budget and small space to work with, the owners of this Victorian semi had to plan carefully. They couldn’t afford to extend their kitchen but a few simple updates were all it took to create a stylish space that works for them.
This before shot shows the kitchen prior to the makeover. The dated pine units were updated with a lick of paint, worktops replaced and a new floor and tiles fitted. The owners were keen to add more storage but without altering the layout.
Swapping a separate fridge and freezer for a single slimline model left room for a unit next to the cooker. The butcher’s block was £35 from Ikea – the owners painted it to match the other units and topped it with a new worktop.
Like the units, the pine plate rack was revamped with a lick of paint. The owners painted them a slightly darker shade than the walls to add depth.
The owner saved money by making her own blind and sink curtain from ticking fabric.