Kitchen demolition: work in progress

Exciting, refreshing, scary, stressful. Demolition of your house may assume many shades, it can get you on the edge of your nerves, but when you imagine the potential behind all the rubble everything gets in place and you can’t wait to see how it’ll turn out.

As I previously mentioned our kitchen was really old, like 60’s old, as you may see from the yellow flowered tiles, so typical in Italian houses over that period. I didn’t want any of it, I like black, monochrome, modern rustic look.


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Kitchen inspiration

Kitchen and bathroom are said to be the most important rooms in a house, I couldn’t agree more, even if I don’t like cooking at all.

Our kitchen is rather small with average height ceiling, but it’s separate from living-room which is something I like. Its main problem was being stuck in the 60’s, full of cabinets and not functional at all.

I had clearly in mind what I wanted to do with it and I have to say the final result is exactly as I had imagined.

Here’s a before picture.

old kitchen (more…)

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We didn’t hire any architect, just a surveyor, a friend of ours, who supervised all the technical works. His advices were precious indeed, especially because for me it was the first time dealing with workers and such a huge amount of work to do.
The first thing I did was find sources of inspiration. I knew what I liked: Japanese esthetic and Scandi style, I wanted to mix these two elements together without giving up the old Italian “heart” of our house.
So I started researching on the net, following bloggers, pinterest boards, saving tons of inspiration pictures, but I already had some clear ideas in my mind.

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