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If I can’t buy what I want, I make it myself

Feature Jane Bowles


‘One of the very first things we did after moving in was to strip out the old kitchen, which had ancient imitation wood Formica and a broken oven,’ says Gill. She and Peter then knocked together the old kitchen, dining room and sitting room as they were all so poky, to create a large kitchen/diner. ‘We found exactly the kind of stainless steel cabinet doors we wanted at Ikea, and a local firm made the wooden units and island, which we then painted ourselves. Nobody believes us when we tell them the stainless steel units are from Ikea, but it’s true!’

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