…hotel/burned ruin/1970’s house
As some of you know, I recently relocated to the UK, thus beginning the remodel of our lovely hayloft. You might also know that the average living space is 925 UK vs 2500 US. This makes every square inch valuable. Storage is key! We are working within the confines of 24″ thick stone walls, radiators, boxed in pipes and raised plumbing.
Laundry rooms are scarce, most people dry their clothes on the line, (where, by the way, I have watched the rain rewash countless dress shirts) Which brings us to the kitchen. Yes, the washer and in our case the dryer too, are in the kitchen.
Remember what I said about confines? All appliances requiring water are on one wall. Under the window of course. So we opted for a flexible arrangement, a deconstructed kitchen. Also called a freestanding kitchen, also called budget friendly.
So here’s a quick look at the current arrangement that allowed us to make the most of space and we can switch out any piece, anytime. New floors, new paint, new lighting, appliances, larder, industrial sink and rugs. Good finds in local antique shops include the island, pot rack and artworks, and of course, my favorite thing, the antique Chinese street food vendor cart that holds fresh fruits and vegetables, found at the car boot sale for £45.
Countertops and adjustable height legs – Ikea
Blue cabinet – Scaramanga