Renovating a kitchen that had remained relatively untouched for decades meant that Clodagh and Tim had many design decisions to make.
‘We knew what we didn’t want, but weren’t too clear on what we did want,’ admits Clodagh.
‘We liked Roundhouse kitchens and its designer Jane Powell helped us design the perfect scheme – she was very creative and understood that we were after something with a bit of an edge.’
Kitchen renovation ideas must be family frendly.
The kitchen in the couple’s previous home was fairly small and not at all family friendly.
‘This time, I wanted a large, bright space where we could spend most of our time and keep an eye on our two young children,’ explains Clodagh.
‘Ideally, the room was to include an island and a table large enough for friends and family. Storage was a big priority because so much space gets eaten up by baby paraphernalia, and we didn’t want any handles as our two-year-old son Thady was swinging of them in our old kitchen.’
Kitchen renovation is part of house renovation project.
As part of a whole house renovation project, four rooms were knocked together and an extension was added to create a spacious open-plan room, complete with bifold doors leading onto the rear garden and a series of skylights.
‘We’d seen some dark grey cabinetry we liked in Roundhouse’s portfolio but it was difcult to envisage just how light the room would be because we were still at the planning stage,’ says Clodagh. ‘Jane encouraged us to go for it, and we’re glad we did as the kitchen is extremely bright and needed some bold colour. It also goes very well with the zebrano timber.’