Designing our Dream Kitchen with Wickes- Part 1. *



we've lived in a little home for just over six years and we've spent a lot of time a lot of effort and a lot of love into creating the perfect family home for us and our two little girls there's just one room that we've got left to do and it's one room that we haven't touched since we moved in and that's the kitchen there are in quite a number of reasons for this but the main one is we're just not quite sure what to do there our kitchen is an awkward space there's quite a few things wrong with it and we're just lacking the inspiration to sort of create a family kitchen that we're all proud of we're really really excited because we are going to be working with Wix and a really exciting project over the next couple of months they are going to be helping us create our dream kitchen so from start to finish we're going to be working with Wix we're going to be working with design consultants who are going to give us their expert advice on to how to make the kitchen of our dreams we can't wait to get started and I just thought I would show you some kind of awkward parts of our kitchen before we get going Wix had done some research into kitchens and they have said that 65% of British people aren't happy with their kitchen and their current kitchen isn't their dream kitchen by any means 26% of British people say that their kitchen is an awkward space so we're really looking forward to having wix's help into helping us design the kitchen of our dreams so this is our kitchen as you can tell it's not that bad but it's not our dream kitchen by any means I don't think as a growing family we're utilizing the space properly we've got fake cupboard well I'll show you in a minute but I just don't think we're utilizing the space properly it's starting to get very tattiyum parts and it certainly isn't the kitchen I'm really looking forward to having in our new kitchen is a space for a bin it sounds ridiculous but for the last six years we've been putting our plastic bag on the door and using that as a bin because we haven't actually got a space for a bin at the moment it'll be really great it's actually not hygienic really with the children around so it would be great to have a space where we can have an integrated bin in the new kitchen as you can see things are just starting to get a little bit tatty the work surfaces are falling apart and they've started to get quite chipped and they're okay but it's certain our style so I'm looking forward to kind of getting someone's ideas and inspiration into getting a family kitchen that's more practical for now we've got this big space here which I don't think we're using quite properly the top cupboard is actually a fake cupboard and the rest of the cupboard is absolutely full of junk and I just think that we could probably be utilizing this space little bit better than we are is a fridge is falling apart at the moment I don't know if you can tell but there's no shelf currently at the bottom two parts and it's just generally getting a little bit tatty and it's not the best fridge for a family of four so we're looking forward to kind of maybe getting some advice about what kind of appliances to put in the kitchen and whether we could perhaps fit a small freezer compartment in the top of the oranges but I would really like to do is get rid of some of the things on top of our work surfaces it's not great for having kids around they always want to come in and out when you're trying to cook and it's just a little bit of a nightmare if they try and want to sit on the sides so for the new kitchen we'd like to try and get as much as possible off the work services we'd really be interested in hearing wits advice on an integrated microwave perhaps and yeah just generally get a lot of the stuff off the surfaces and habitats clean up it also with Wix has helped in just kind of trying to find out storage solutions for things like our boiler as you can see that does not look particularly safe yes so I don't think a live wires are particularly good hanging down in the kitchen so we just basically would love someone's advice on basically the best way in which we can sort our kitchen out make it safe make it practical storage wise and just generally give it an overhaul so now you've seen our kitchen and you can see all the little nickels that we're not happy about we're really excited to be doing this project with Wix and we cannot wait to get started I still can't believe that we get to have the kitchen of our dreams and hopefully you'll follow this project from start to finish and see how we get on

8 Comments

  • Alice Judge-Talbot

    April 14, 2019

    I loved this – I'm so excited to see how your kitchen turns out! Wickes are fab – I bought all the paint in my house from there and loved their staff for all the good advice I received. x

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  • Chloe Bridge

    April 14, 2019

    Must be tricky with a small fridge! We can't fit a fridge in our kitchen but have a full sized one in the dining room – not sure I could live with anything smaller now. Freezer space is so handy with young kids.

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  • I'm Every Mum

    April 14, 2019

    Really enjoyed watching this. Excited to see what they do 🙂

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  • Antoinette Emily

    April 14, 2019

    What an awesome opportunity, am so excited to see the finished product!

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  • Tinyfootsteps Blog

    April 14, 2019

    Our kitchen is my least favourite room in the house – definitely not my dream kitchen. I'll be interested to watch your progress. 🙂

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  • Nicola Johnston

    April 14, 2019

    Can't wait to see what you and Wickes come up with! X

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  • New Mum Online

    April 14, 2019

    Thank God Wickes have come to your rescue. How do you manage with a fridge of that size? x

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  • Alison Perry

    April 14, 2019

    Can't wait to see how it ends up!

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