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The well-de­signed solid oak kitchen cup­boards were in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion but Elzaan says the colour was very dated. The cou­ple also wanted to buy a free­stand­ing gas stove, which meant that the cup­boards had to be adapted. “I adore float­ing shelves, so these be­came an­other re­quire­ment for the new kitchen,” says Elzaan.

She also wanted a new is­land that would make a bet­ter im­pres­sion. Elzaan says that the orig­i­nal one was tiny and to­tally out of pro­por­tion in their kitchen space.

And in terms of their colour choice, Elzaan says: “The pal­ette had to be as neu­tral as pos­si­ble, but not white; that’s just too clin­i­cal and cold.”

Al­though the pair usu­ally get stuck in them­selves, this time they de­cided to call in some help. Christo Barnard of Mr Do It All did the nec­es­sary wood­work for the cab­i­nets, built the float­ing shelves and in­stalled new Sile­stone coun­ter­tops. In turn, he asked Mar­lene Kruger of In­spired In­te­ri­ors to take care of the paint­ing.

“We knew about Mar­lene through her hand­i­work fea­tured in Home. I think the en­tire project was a breeze, sim­ply be­cause Christo and Mar­lene knew ex­actly what we ex­pected.”

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