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            Kitchen Makeovers

            A White Kitchen Makeover With Jen

            Interior blogger, Jen Guest, wanted a white kitchen makeover that reflected her simple, Scandi aesthetic, whilst creating a smart and ergonomic space suitable for family life. Selecting the newest shade in our Hockley Matt collection, Jen has created a simple, handleless look that is both functional and full of contemporary style. Discover how Howdens helped Jen to plan and design her new layout to exactly suit her needs and her home.

            Women leaning against the sink in a white handleless kitchen with super matt cupboard doors and wooden shelving.

            About Jen

             A lover all things interiors, content creator, Jen, lives in Liverpool with her partner Paul and her two, young sons. She has been steadily renovating her Victorian end terrace home since 2015, by adding subtle modern touches that update the space and complement the original features of the property.

            The transformation

            The design details

            Jen Guest

            “My quartz worktop from Howdens is the perfect size for my new layout. It is a bespoke piece, which makes my design look sleek and high-end.”

            Working with Howdens

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            Decorative trims

            While Jen wanted a modern look, she also wanted to keep the space pared-back, so that it would work well with the period features in her Victorian home. She opted for our new matt white decorative trims, which match her handleless cabinetry and create a subtle linear design.

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            Timber floors

            Jen always wanted a Scandi scheme full of cosy style, so she included real wood floors in her space. These have a warm and characterful appearance that embodies the natural essence of Nordic interiors. They also tie in with her wooden shelving, creating a coordinated look.

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            Induction hob

            To maintain the streamlined look of her layout, Jen chose sleek devices, like an induction cooktop, to kit out her space. The frameless, flush-fitting style creates an easy-clean surface, while the electromagnetic technology delivers rapid heat to make it simple to whip up family meals.

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            Having had only one drawer in her old kitchen, Jen was determined to include more in her new layout to make it functional. She opted for pan and cutlery drawers to keep kitchenware organised and neatly tucked away, so her white design always looks clean and clutter-free.

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            Jen Guest

            “I honestly could not recommend Howdens enough! My local depot has really impressed me with their COVID-safe service. They helped me with every step, from booking a design appointment right the way through to the fitting of my custom worktop.”

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