This is the completed Kitchen Diner renovation project. Love the exposed brick wall, which is actually just wallpaper from a store in the U.K. called “Next Home”.
It looks wonderful and definitely gives the retro industrial look.
The original wall ran right down the middle of the room and across, separating both the kitchen and dining area into two separate rooms.
From the late 1970s until to the late 1990s having a Dinning room was the fashionable thing in the U.K, but now they’ve sorta fallen out of favour. People prefer an open kitchen/Diner spaces for the family to relax in rather than a separate dining room.
The home owner decided to open it up and make it a lot more open plan, as the house is south facing and it would be nice to have a living space in the rear of the house to get the sun.
At the moment the room is about 70% complete. It still needs the custom blinds installing on the windows and patio door, the new wooden skirting boards installed, and the solid oak interior doors hanging, along with the two replacement kitchen units to be fitted now the wall has gone.
Here’s a collection of photos from before/during the transformation.
The black gloss Kitchen was installed in 2010, but at the time decided not to knock wall through then. The aim is to replace this gloss black kitchen though within the next year – 18 months, for now it seems fine and still in very good shape.
The dining room separated from kitchen is gloomy.
Kitchen after installation in late 2010
Wall knocked through in April 2018, so much more light from our two large windows and patio.
I love the mix of chairs around the table. The whole look and feel is really stylish.