Bianca Hall, the blogger behind the fabulous interiors blog French for Pineapple completed this stunning kitchen renovation in a crazily short four weeks.
“The old kitchen had seen better days” she tells us, “it was literally falling apart and the previous owner had done some very odd things with the oven and hob and the butchers block worktops were rotten and broken in places.”
To replace her old kitchen she wanted to achieve a light, airy space with lots of interesting details; “I’m obsessed with Parisian apartments and that was definitely my inspiration for the room”.
The process involved rethinking the whole space to make it work better for herself, her husband, their two children and their crazy kitten Cleo to transform it into a room they all wanted to spend time in.
“I really wanted to make much better use of the space. The original units didn’t run the whole length of the room and I wanted to maximise storage whilst doing away with upper cabinets which made the room feel so much smaller.”
One of the ways Bianca achieved this look was by using built-in appliances.
“It makes such a difference looking into the kitchen from the hall and not being able to see the dishwasher and washing machine. I also wanted a ’non-kitcheny’ kitchen – a place that feels nice to hang out in and I think integrated appliances really help to achieve that.”
It was also important to Bianca to make a feature of the appliances that were on display.
“The range, hood and fridge were definitely love at first sight. When you consider how much you use them it’s so important that they work for you not only on practical level, but on an aesthetic level too.”
Having done such a stunning job of her own kitchen, we asked Bianca for her top tips for anyone planning their own remodel: