Before & After: A Hostess With the Mostess Builds Her Dream Kitchen

Before & After: A Hostess With the Mostess Builds Her Dream Kitchen

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When Maxine of We Love Home moved into her home she inherited a less than ideal kitchen. Not only was it pretty blah aesthetics wise, it was basically falling apart. Not one to be deterred, she saw this as a golden opportunity to design her dream kitchen.

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From Maxine: In my old flat, I inherited an almost-new kitchen so could never justify changing it. I hated it though. As it is had been designed by for someone else, by someone else – it never suited my needs. Starting from scratch in this room meant I could design my dream kitchen just for me.

I had an idea on the look I wanted for my kitchen, I was clueless about what to do with the layout. Lots of the houses on my street have galley kitchens with a bank of units either side, and a door at the other end. I felt they made the space feel cramped, and you can only fit one person in the kitchen at a time. That wasn't for a party-girl like me.

I wanted my new kitchen space to be a sociable space, where I could have friends hang in it. That was where Russell stepped in with his expert know-how. It was his idea to block off the cupboard where the fridge was, and put in a bank of units including my to-die-for pull out larder. And he managed to squeeze in a dishwasher, washing machine and a range cooker. Bingo!

Check out more of Maxine's kitchen reno on her blog We Love Home!

Thank you, Maxine!

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