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            A Crafted Kitchen Makeover With Denise

            Driven by a desire to reinstate the lost original features of her Edwardian property, Denise Foley-Stone’s Crafted kitchen makeover demonstrates how to create a character-filled look that complements modern life. As a full-time working mum with two young children, Denise wanted an updated layout that would give her family a practical and multifunctional living space, while drawing on the heritage style of her home. Explore how Howdens worked with Denise to design a colourful interior packed with handcrafted appeal.

            Before and after

            • Cramped and characterless

              Many original features were removed by the previous owners, leaving Denise's house lacking in period charm. The cooking layout was cramped and awkwardly shaped, making it unsuitable for family life.
            • Handcrafted and homely

              A shaker design reintroduces some much-needed character to Denise's home. To create a multifunctional living area, Denise extended her room to make way for a freestanding island.

            The design details

            • An earthy palette

              A fan of natural shades, Denise customised Chelford Paintable in Farrow & Ball Studio Green to draw all eyes to the island.
            • Pull-out pantry power

              Boosting the amount of accessible storage was a must for Denise, so she chose a pull-out larder where groceries can be organised.
            • Naturally authentic

              The ceramic sink-bowl that Denise picked blends organic appeal with a vintage design that complements the heritage look of her house.
            • Hand-picked accents

               Denise decided to mix and match polished chrome handgrips for a distinctive look that is unique to her home.

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