This is actually one of my favourite corners of our home. We transformed the original cramped galley kitchen into a colourful and cosy family dinning area.
We lowered the ceiling a little to hide all the pipework leading to the boiler, added new coving to match to rest of the house. We cut a big old hole in the wall to create an open plan kitchen/diner. Cookie stripped and sanded a century of paint off the wooden windows. We painting the walls green up to the line of the green tiles in the kitchen to visually join the two rooms. Some of you might remember the Edwardian tiles that were here and rescued by Cookie to be reused as heaths for all the fire places. The space has certainly evolved over the last couple of years since Cookie invested in a table saw.
Can you spot his handy work? We still haven’t quite figured out how to best utilise the old fireplace, or how to keep it warm in winter after regretfully not installing a radiator down this end of the room…