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Less Is More: Kitchen Counter Tops

I've made a few little tweaks to the kitchen recently because I'm learning a few things about open shelving and I wanted to share them with you.And very simply, here's what it boils down to.  You can have the most gorgeous kitchen in the world but if it's filled...

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Progress Report: Jali Shelving and My Startling Impatience

So I'll just start this post by saying, yes the open shelving is up BUT (and it is a very large 'but' indeed), they are not finished yet.  We have lots more to do on these but I was so bloody excited to finally have it that I've already moved all my stuff into...

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(Lack of) Progress Report: Kitchen Shelving Units

I do apologise for the severe lack of posts here on Swoon Worthy the past couple of weeks.  My work has taken me here, there and everywhere recently and unfortunately, it's always the things we enjoy the most that suffer when we're so exhausted that people are...

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Progress Report: Why I Already Love My Kitchen

Sarah of Modern Country Style, being the ever-so-clever girl that she is, has decided on a fabulous theme for her linky party.  It's all about what we love about our kitchens.As you are probably pretty well aware if you have been a regular reader of my blog (and...

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Progress Report: White Brick Tiles and Shiny Cooker Hoods

Finally, an update on the kitchen!If you are new here (and if you are, why hello there you sexy thang! Thank you for joining me!), you can read about my design influences here, discovering the hidden ceiling here, tearing it down here, putting up the plasterboard and...

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Progress Report: Plastering the Kitchen

I haven't provided any updates on the kitchen for the last few weeks because there's not been much to show that is that exciting and I'm not really sure how much everyone wants to see wet plaster.  (Or ya know, maybe you are into that sort of thing, you weirdo.  It's...

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Progress Report: Let There Be (Kitchen) Light

Just a quickie from me as I'm away for the next few days in London for work.  However, I wanted to share the progress on the kitchen from this past weekend.If you want to read some background on our kitchen remodel, you can find previous posts about the...

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Progress Report: Work Continues on the Kitchen Ceilings…

This is just a little update on our Kitchen ceiling situation for those that are following along our slow-but-sure progress.  If you've only just come on board (and if you have, welcome to our mess!), I talked a bit about the inspiration for the kitchen here, the...

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New Heights:  Adventures in Ripping Down the Kitchen Ceiling

New Heights: Adventures in Ripping Down the Kitchen Ceiling

I mentioned in this post that we'd made the rather delicious discovery that our short, stout, boxy kitchen had a false ceiling and as the kitchen was our next big project, we figured we might as well remove it to gain those extra precious inches in room height before...

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Light Up Light Up: As if I had a choice…

Sorry that was a really poor play on this song...(And no this ISN'T the bloody Leona Lewis version, it's the GOOD one from Snow Patrol dammit.) Now that that's out of the way, I'm actually going to talk kitchen lighting.  I reckon I could do 14 posts on kitchen...

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Size Does Matter: Kitchen Ceiling Discovery

I know I mentioned that we were starting from the bottom up when it came to our kitchen remodel, as in starting with the underfloor heating and slate tiles.  However, there may just be a slight change of plans there.I can't actually express to you how exciting...

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Hot Stuff: Getting a Bargain

Granted, this isn't going to be the sexiest post so there's your first warning.  However, I just had to share.W mentioned at work that we are going to be renovating our kitchen and included within that renovation was underfloor heating.  With gorgeous slate...

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Starting From the Bottom Up: Kitchen Flooring

When I sat down and wrote out the list of things we're going to do in the kitchen, it was ridiculously long.   Like seriously.  I stopped writing after a while because I was getting a cramp in my hand.I honestly thought because we weren't changing the...

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Kitchen Inspiration: Deciding on a Style

If you've read Sarah's excellent advice on Modern Country Style, you'll know that when making decisions on your kitchen, you should make sure your kitchen inspiration pics are rated no less than a 9 in your mind and scratch everything you don't feel is absolutely...

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Glass Bottles: New Year, New Function

Just wondering if anyone else is slightly relieved that the stress of the holidays is over?Putting away all the Christmas decorations and relieving the bits and pieces from storage that I had stowed away to make room for all those fairy lights and glittery baubles...

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Kitchen Art and Apologies…

I must firstly apologise for the lack of posts this week...  Work has gone a bit mad and by the time I get home, I'm so exhausted I just want to kick off my shoes, pour a glass of wine and chill right out.I also must apologise for the delay in showing the living...

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Easy Kitchen Update: New (Old) Plant Pots

When we moved into our house, there was a lot of rubbish left behind by the previous owners.  Yes, thank you very much because we have actually were hoping for a rusted baby swing in the back garden and probably about 30 rusted, broken and completely useless...

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First things first…

I took the week off  from work after the weekend we moved in. I had visions of a fresh coat of paint, a few flowers and plumping cushions... in reality, it was shifting heavy boxes from one room to another, breaking down said boxes and deep cleaning. The first...

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