One of the next major projects to tackle in our house will be the kitchen. Do you remember the trends post where I gave you a sneak peek at the mood board for the kitchen? I’m super excited to start to piece this project together. Now we’ve moved in, it’s easier to see how it will change and what will work and won’t. The thing that hit me most was that the kitchen was so dark. We even discover the walls were once a dark red.

Dan was really unsure about removing cupboards, he can see now it makes total sense. The cupboards are awkward and take up a lot of surface space that we can really access. I’m hoping that open shelving will open it right up.

The Bungalowedit - Before Kitchen

Kitchen Hardware

The mix of materials will give the kitchen a really warm, one of a kind, feel. The initial moodboard I picked subway tiles but I think we are both leaning more toward hexagons. Like these from Home Depot. It will be more work, and expense. We both agreed, to redo the kitchen we wanted to get it right the first time. I don’t want to regret a thing!

The wood for the shelves we are thinking something reclaimed. If however we can’t find the quantity or quality, we will just buy in.

The Bungalow edit - Kitchen moodboard

Kitchen Decor

So far I have things from the moodboard above. These smaller expense now will pay off once the big task has been tackled.

Hand turned wooden pinch pots from Knot and Bowl. Marble utensil pot from Marks and Spencer but you can find similar here at Crate and Barrel.

Copper kettle was from Sainsbury’s, but you can pick up great vintage ones also. The kitchen actually has a hot spot tap. So we don’t have need of a kettle. Every tea drinkers dream.

The light shades that came out of someone’s garage in England, I’ll need one more light fitting since I didn’t realise there were actually three lights in the kitchen! They cost me £10!

We have the glasses and water jug, which we got from Ikea.

 Kitchen wish list

We are currently borrowing our plate set, but I really like this set from Crate and Barrel. These will go on the open shelves so they need to fit and work as part of the decor. The also need to fit with the dining room too.

The Bungalow Edit - kitchen design, plates

With all projects I go made for inspiration, as a visual person I scour images and take elements of design and combine them to create something unique. You can find my Kitchen board on Pinterest.

Images from: The new darlings,, Pinterest unknown.

Comments (11)

  • Tamsin Allen

    May 26, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Great inspiration – your new kitchen will look amazing and feel so fresh!

  • Susan Earlam

    May 26, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Going to look that crockery up as I’ve been after some for ages but just haven’t seen THE ONES!!

    1. thebungalowedit

      May 26, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      It’s lovely isn’t it? Neutral enough that if the decor changes the plates won’t have to!

  • Fiona

    May 26, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I love your ideas. The kitchen is going to look amazing! x

  • Pati

    May 26, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Oh wow that is quite a beautiful plan for your kitchen x i homestly cannot wait to see it x

  • Stacey Sheppard

    May 26, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Oooooh can’t wait to see how your kitchen turns out. Open shelving should definitely help with the light. Exciting times!

  • Jumi Awomosu

    May 26, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    Looking forward to seeing the results, the plan looks so fresh and fabulous!

  • Ruthie

    May 27, 2018 at 7:27 am

    These plans sound beautiful, I think you’re absolutely right about opening it up with shelving, it isn’t right in every space but what you’ve inherited definitely feels quite top heavy. I love the crockery too 🙂 good luck xx

  • Mary | hello peagreen

    May 27, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Ohhh now this is interesting inspiration. Love the way you’re planning on going andcant wait to see it n


    May 28, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Wishing you best of luck in this project. Kitchens deserve a lot of attention as that’s where we nurture our bellies and soul!! (food is good for the soul too, I am convinced about that!)

    1. thebungalowedit

      June 28, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      Oh yes, total foodie here!

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