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Kirstie's dream open plan kitchen

Published on 08 Aug 2022

We dropped by Kirstie’s beautiful Cardiff home and spoke with her about her beautiful open plan kitchen.

The Farrell family’s beautiful open plan kitchen allows the family to socialise and host with ease, but this wasn’t always the case.

Before the installation of their open plan kitchen, the layout was unrecognisable. Last year, Kirstie and Jimmy decided to knock down the wall that separated their living and kitchen space so they could create a sociable open plan kitchen living room.

What was the brief?

Kirstie had a clear vision for her open plan kitchen. Whilst she wanted a neutral scheme, she didn’t the colours to be “too grey” or “too beige”.

The family home had never had a kitchen island, so this was a must-have feature, especially seeing as the room was to now merge into the living space.

Kirstie explained that she wanted a style that was contemporary but also trend-proof with hints of traditional touches.

The design process

Kitchen designer Holly provided her expertise and helped the Farrell’s choose the perfect range for their open plan kitchen. The couple loved the collection of grained shaker kitchen doors available, and eventually opted for the Wimbourne range.

Heritage Grey was chosen for the finish. This provided Kirstie with a greige, warm look that worked well with the wider open plan kitchen space. For traditional touches, the couple chose brushed gold cup and knob handles and a brushed gold instant hot water tap.

A Velabin was then incorporated into the design of the island, preventing any eye-sore bins from hindering the look of the open plan kitchen.

The outcome

Kirstie explained that the new open plan kitchen “has made life so much easier”. Now, the family can entertain guests seamlessly and keep the kitchen organised with ease.

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