How we created a slow and simple kitchen on Geoffrey and Grace... Nearly everything is restored and renovated, and we completed most of the work ourselves.

Hooray, our slow and simple kitchen is finished! And it feels so good to have it done.

It has taken us a little while to get to this point, but that is the reality when you are renovating your victorian house yourself whilst raising a family, working and making space to enjoy life a little too.

We wanted to create a really simple and natural space that would be easy to cook in. The kitchen is small, so everything needs to be organised well. Luckily we have a big larder and the kitchen joins on to a breakfast room where we are able to keep most of our serving dishes.

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house restoration – kitchen inspiration

house restoration - kitchen inspiration on Geoffrey & Grace
We have, at last, started to renovate and restore our Victorian home. In the last week we have had plumbers and electricians come and go as we take the initial steps into creating a living space that works for our family.

I’d forgotten how much time it took to find good workmen, and schedule them in. Also how some work creates an amazing amount of dust! It’s hard to keep it contained, and the dust just manages to drift throughout the house, meaning it can take days to clean up properly.

We are planning to restore this building in a sympathetic way, keeping as much of the original building and fittings as possible.

There are several areas that we are focusing on this year, but currently, at the forefront of our mind is the kitchen, which is why I am here today sharing some kitchen inspiration…

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