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Anyone give me some kitchen tips or ideas?

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NataliaOsipova Wed 14-Feb-18 17:12:12

Going to have an extension and a new kitchen, which is exciting....but a bit daunting. Can't decide on anything! I've seen a lot of the handless German kitchens around, which do look lovely, but I'm wondering a) will lack of handles drive me mad and b) will this style look a bit dated in five years time?

Any views? Any tips? Any ideas about what to look at or where to look? It'll be a reasonably large room with a dining area at one end. We've got wooden units with dark granite worktops at the moment, which we thought would be "classic" but now look a bit dated. Trying not to make an expensive mistake.....

4yearsnosleep Wed 14-Feb-18 17:27:42

You need to read the MN Lessons Learned Kitchen thread. It has tonnes of advice 🙌🏼 I can't link to it from my phone but it should come up in a search.

My main tip is choose whatever you love grin

NataliaOsipova Wed 14-Feb-18 17:32:46

Just read that thread....and wondered if there were any updates stylewise! I think my own preference is a bit old fashioned 😂.....don't want to put something in which looks dated already.....

ProfessorLayton1 Wed 14-Feb-18 17:35:25

Have a look at painted kitchens - plain English or British standard if your looking at German kitchens so may be you would be ok budget wise

4yearsnosleep Wed 14-Feb-18 18:01:41

DIY kitchens has nearly 2000 real kitchens, there's some brilliant ones (admittedly some awful ones too) but will give you lots of ideas. I also recommend searching through Instagram using #kitcheninspo #realkitchensofinstagram #dreamkitchen etc x

NataliaOsipova Wed 14-Feb-18 19:07:12

Ooh - great website - hadn't spotted that. Thanks. Liking the look of some of the painted ones too. Presumably you then have the option of repainting in the future if you fancy a change of style?

4yearsnosleep Wed 14-Feb-18 19:26:53

We've gone for the Norton as the doors are solid wood, so we figured if we dislike it in the future we can repaint & it's a timeless design.

For the modern look, someone on here has their painted Matt Luca (I think) and it's completely stunning!

ProfessorLayton1 Thu 15-Feb-18 04:38:54

DIY kitchens are great and mine is from there, very pleased with it.

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