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Digital Subscriptions > Homestyle > October 2016 > Even our children thought it was dated!

Even our children thought it was dated!

Opting for two-tone kitchen cabinets was Samantha Jaffe’s master stroke in giving her new kitchen a striking and contemporary feel

My room...

My problem kitchen

The kitchen had dated dark wood cabinets that we inherited when we moved in over eight and a half years ago. It had a country feel, which suited the house, but it was something I really wasn’t keen on. I never really felt like it was our kitchen.

How I made it work

Due to the gas and electric supply to the kitchen and the expensive stone flooring, which we’d had replaced a year earlier, we had to pretty much keep to the same layout. This wasn’t ideal but we were able to remove the ceiling beams which modernised the room instantly. The bright new kitchen was a brave move but I really wanted to add colour to the room.

My favourite part

I love the height of the new ovens and built-in microwave. It’s so easy to use and saves me from bending down to cook. It was an indulgence as it’s much more expensive than countertop versions, but it was well worth it!

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About Homestyle

Is it just us, or is autumn an awkward time of year? Don’t get us wrong, it’s pretty as a peach, but we’re still sulking about the sorry excuse for a summer that snuck past, and while we’re (obviously) excited for the impending festivities of Christmas, we’re just not quite there yet. So this year, the HomeStyle team have resolved to embrace the autumn months and all they have to offer. We’ll be donning our best leaf-crunching boots and shopping for the fluffiest blankets to run home and curl up in. In fact, if you’re thinking of indulging in something similar, you’ll love the three cosy living room looks we’ve rustled up (p.66) – they’re suitably snug, and are sure to get you excited for cuddling up in the chilly months to come. If your home’s looking a little worse for wear and needs more than just cushions and candles to get it in shape, then our expert advice on page 60 should help solve some of your house horrors, and our ideas for utilising unusual spaces on page 72 will give otherwise untouched areas of your home a whole new purpose. Talking of horrors, we’re ripe and ready to get pumpkin carving, and have been perfecting our squash-chopping skills ready to whip up the delicious recipes from page 88 onwards. There’s bargain buys aplenty, and did we mention the truly beautiful real homes? You can thank us later...