Take a tour of a modern country kitchen makeover

Being a grade II listed building, the owners knew they would have trouble getting permission for a kitchen extension, so they created a big, bright, vintage-style space out of what they already had.

Being a grade II listed building, the owners knew they would have trouble getting permission for a kitchen extension, so they created a big, bright, vintage-style space out of what they already had.

These mint green cabinets are from Henderson & Redfearn (opens in new tab).

Country kitchen makeover

kitchen area with white wall and kitchen units

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nikki Crisp)

Click ahead to see the before shot...

Kitchen before

kitchen area with wooden kitchen units and white wall and shelves

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nikki Crisp)

Knocking down the wall between the old kitchen and entrance lobby opened up the space in this Grade II listed cottage, creating a big open-plan family kitchen-diner.

Overall cost: £12,457

Click ahead to see the dramatic transformation...

Open-plan kitchen diner

kitchen and dining area with white wall and white table with chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nikki Crisp)

Simple Shaker-style cabinetry and open shelving are bought to life with a vintage-inspired colour scheme. Pale green cabinets are accented with dark-wood worktops, and pretty pink accessories finish off the look.

Source stone flooring at Marshall Bull (opens in new tab).  For similar paint colours head to Farrow & Ball (opens in new tab).

Dining table

dining area with white wall and flower printed tablecloth and white chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nikki Crisp)

A softer look was created by painting the dining table and chairs white.  Pretty accessories and a glass chandelier keep the dining area looking stylish as well as functional.

For an oilcloth like this floral one, look at Cath Kidston (opens in new tab), and for similar spindle dining chairs go to John Lewis (opens in new tab).  This ornate mirror is from Simply Living (opens in new tab).

Range cooker

kitchen area with cooker with oven and extractor hood and white wall and shelves

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nikki Crisp)

A country kitchen isn't complete without a range cooker - the owners chose one with a fuss-free splashback to introduce a modern touch.

This sleek cooker and cooker hood were both sourced from Henderson & Redfearn (opens in new tab).

Storage jars

white shelves with storage and kitchen spices

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nikki Crisp)

The owners avoided bulky cabinetry, and chose open shelving around the room, for a lighter, looser look.  Floating shelves like these also provide the perfect opportunity to display pretty,  tableware and eclectic storage jars.

For glass jars like this, head to IKEA (opens in new tab), and for kitchen tins, go to Emma Bridgewater (opens in new tab).

Pantry cupboard

white llader cupboard with storage jars and kitchen spices

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nikki Crisp)

The joy of having a bespoke kitchen fitted meant the owners could choose storage that suited their needs. This large larder provides the perfect space for storing away ingredients, keeping the kitchen worktops clear, and adding to the vintage-inspired theme.

This bespoke larder, was designed and fitted by Henderson & Redfearn (opens in new tab)

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Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.