In this blog post, I am going to give you more details and insights into how I designed my new kitchen.
The kitchen has always been one of my favorite rooms because I love to cook as much as I love to eat haha. I’ve always dreamed of one day designing my home’s kitchen to my taste and needs. Well, this is now a reality!
When I bought the apartment, I knew I would have to do a major restructuring of the rooms and knock down some walls. I wanted to have a big living room and kitchen in one. So I got to work and started the big renovation.
How I Designed My New Kitchen
1. Before the Renovation
Let me first start by showing you what the room looked like originally when I just became the new owner of the apartment.
As you can see, this is a small bedroom that we had to merge with another one to create one big living room with a kitchen. Therefore, we had to knock down the separating walls to make the place larger.
2. During the Transformation
After we removed the separating wall, we had to run pipes from the bathroom to the area selected for the kitchen.
This was necessary so we could use the sink, dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer. You can see more of this renovation process below in the photos.
After we connected the two rooms, connected the pipes and made the main changes, it was time to start furnishing the kitchen.
As you may already know, I’m a fan of darker colors, so I chose the kitchen to be not in the standard light shades but something different and outside of the box. I focused on the combination of graphite and wood.
Another wish of mine was for all of the appliances to be built-in into the kitchen furniture because that makes the design cleaner. I also really wanted the kitchen cabinets to be opened by a push system.
3. After the Transformation
All small details and decorations in the kitchen are in matte color as well as the sink and faucet.
I chose to position the washing machine and dryer under the counter, which was one of the best decisions I made because they are nicely hidden which contributes to a cleaner look.
The built-in appliances are the refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, hob, and oven. So yeah, every single appliance needed for a functional kitchen is well in its place.
The square footage of the kitchen area after the transformation is now 95 ft², and the countertop’s dimensions are 67″ x 24″. It’s not something big, but gets the job done perfectly!
Below you can see what my kitchen looks like now. I’m constantly looking to change some small details as improvement, but basically this is the design of my new kitchen.
I think it turned out wonderfully and I was really happy to recreate it exactly as it was in my head.