A DIY kitchen up­date pro­duces im­pres­sive re­sults.

A quick and in­ex­pen­sive up­date to a gal­ley kitchen lifts the look of a dark open-plan area in an his­toric 1800s coun­try home.

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IT’S BEEN 10 YEARS SINCE So­phie up­dated her kitchen and over that time she’s re­alised she should have gone for a lighter fin­ish to help make the room feel big­ger and brighter.

For­tu­nately, the ex­ist­ing cab­i­nets were in good con­di­tion and they could be eas­ily up­dated with new doors, han­dles and bench­top. So­phie found it much eas­ier to se­lect the prod­ucts this time around as she just needed to match the door sizes like for like and change over a mis­match­ing cabi­net to make it more uni­form. And de­cid­ing on a style was easy, as So­phie’s home is in such a ru­ral area and the age of the home lends it­self to a clas­sic coun­try look. “I loved Ka­boo­dle Kitchen’s solid tim­ber bench­tops and ended up go­ing for Vic Ash as it con­trasted nicely against the hard­wood tim­ber beams of the roof,” says So­phie. The cabi­net doors are in An­tique White and the knobs in matt black – a per­fect combo.

So­phie and her friend tack­led the kitchen in­stal­la­tion them­selves and man­aged to knock it over in a week­end. “The doors just clipped straight off and I just needed to take the old hinge and put it on the new door,” ex­plains So­phie. “Chang­ing pan­els and the kick­board was slightly more com­pli­cated as we needed to cut sil­i­cone but we got there in the end and the re­sults are fan­tas­tic. I am so happy with how ev­ery­thing turned out. It’s like a brand­new kitchen but it’s so fa­mil­iar. I’m amazed how much of a dif­fer­ence it’s made to the feel of the room and I es­pe­cially love the matt black knobs. At least I know where to go for my next kitchen in another 10 years!”

Matt black knobs cre­ate a clas­sic, time­less look

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