Summer is the perfect time to give your kitchen or kitchen-diner a spruce up. You’re likely to be entertaining a lot during the warmer months (what with BBQ season and garden parties) so there couldn’t be a better time to refresh your cooking and entertaining space.
We’ve round-up the best country updates for kitchen and eating spaces – whatever your budget and style.
From large-scale projects to easy tweaks and updates to your current room design, step this way for the best summer decorating ideas…
Divide a large kitchen into cooking and dining areas with a practical island unit. Fit folding glass doors to maximise the light and lay flagstone flooring or lookalike tiles in varying sizes for rustic, country appeal.
Cream kitchen units with shaker-style panelled doors and dark wood bun handles are ideal for the country look. Opt for granite worktops as a contrast to the cabinets and bring in a farmhouse table and chairs for relaxed meals.
Pale blue units with contemporary bar handles could look a shade too cool, but a reclaimed teak table and wood flooring provide a warm tone. Accessorise in blue and lime, and bring in a check blind and cushion to draw the scheme together.
Expand your kitchen storage with a practical larder cupboard. Behind the doors practical shelves deal with a multitude of baking utensils and tinned or dried goods. If you have plates to display opt for an open top.
In a spacious kitchen located in a barn the mix and match approach works well. Fit cream tongue and groove units, then emphasise the wood floor and beams with a well-scrubbed farmhouse table and assorted chairs.
For a similar dresser and kitchen units, try John Lewis of Hungerford