Be inspired by this neutral kitchen makeover

Inspired by real life kitchen makeovers? Take a look at this classic kitchen with off-white units and pink accents. Find more kitchen inspiration at

The idea for the pared-back scheme in this kitchen developed around the pale grey range cooker. Off-white units have been teamed with a white marble worktop, and glasses, accessories and upholstered chairs in pink lift the scheme.

1/7 Neutral kitchen makeover with pops of pink

kitchen makeover table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

Shaker-style units
Moorland Kitchens

Paint used on walls and units
Farrow and Ball

Range Cooker

Fabric on chairs

2/7 Before the makeover

before kitchen makeover white wall and sink

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

This kitchen was built in the basement of an ambitious renovation project where nine bedsits were restored back into a five-storey home. The basement level leads out to the garden. The floor was split in two to accommodate the kitchen, a den and a utilty room.

3/7 Open kitchen shelving

open kitchen with white wall and shelving

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

Open shelving instead of wall cupboards is an easy way to make a kitchen feel more spacious. Choose floating shelves to eliminate imposing brackets for a seamless finish.

Similar shelves

4/7 Window dressing

kitchen with window dressing and wooden dining table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

A custom-made wooden venetian blind in an off-white finish fits in perfectly with the pared-back scheme.

Wooden Venetian blind
Sunwood Blinds

5/7 Large kitchen dresser

Large kitchen dresser with crockery

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

If you can't find a dresser to fit your kitchen, try looking for pieces at an auction house. Second-hand wooden furniture can easily be restored or painted to fit in with your scheme.

Criterion Auctions

6/7 Mirror mirror on the wall

kitchen with mirror on wall and napkins

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

Mirrors don't commonly feature in kitchens but this large wooden framed mirror looks fabulous above the Aga. It reflects light around the kitchen, increasing the sense of space.

For a similar mirror
Melody Maison

7/7 Keep cutlery organised

cutlery an spoons in drawer

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

Choose cupboards and drawers to suit your family's needs. A built-in cutlery drawer will make things easier to find when you're in the middle of cooking up a tasty feast.

Kitchen units
Moorland Kitchens

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Thea Babington-Stitt
Managing Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Managing Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for around 10 years.

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.