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            Influencer Sarah Evans in her charcoal and white Clerkenwell kitchen with island

            Kitchen Makeovers

            A Monochrome Kitchen Makeover With Sarah

            Hoping to add a personal stamp on her 1930s home, renovation blogger Sarah Evans wanted to create a fresh and spacious interior with a minimalistic design. Embracing the calming concepts of the Simple Living trend, she was able to use matt surfaces, subtle colours, and uninterrupted lines to achieve an open and inviting environment.

            Influencer Sarah Evens standing in Clerkenwell kitchen

            About Sarah

            In the midst of becoming a new mum, Sarah Evans began updating her 1930s London home in 2019 to overhaul the existing heritage look and meet her personal taste. After a testing year of renovation work, her Simple Living transformation is complete, along with a spacious five-metre extension. Featuring muted colours and finishes, the renovation converted her room into a clean and refreshing space.

            The transformation

            The design details

            Sarah Evans

            We really like the simplicity of the Clerkenwell collection, which allows us to make the design our own. We went for a two-tone kitchen, and I think the white wall cabinets keep it looking fresh while letting our walnut shelves stand out.

            Working with Howdens

            Finding a fitter

            Sarah’s fitter, who she found after reaching out for recommendations online, has worked with Howdens in the past. He spoke highly of his experience with us, from planning to product choice, and installation. This gave Sarah the confidence to choose our products for her home makeover.

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            Product choice

            Sarah did a lot of shopping around before settling on Howdens and found that our selection of products had exactly what she needed to achieve her desired interior. The Clerkenwell collection also struck the right balance between style and cost to suit her overall budget.

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            Design service

            Working alongside the experts at her local depot, Sarah collaborated with both her fitter and her designer to draw up different plans that brought her ideas to life. The flexibility in the process meant that she was able to make final changes without holding up the project.

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            All the new units were supplied to Sarah’s fitter directly from local stock, which included a set for the corner desk. When some last-minute extra plinths were needed, stock was delivered direct to her door by her local depot to keep installation moving with minimal fuss.

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            Sarah Evans

            Working with Howdens was seamless. Their collaboration with our builder was fantastic and it meant we didn’t have to stress about any part of the process. Having a simple design that we could put our stamp on was important to us, and we couldn’t be happier!

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