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                  Kitchen Makers Haddon In Charcoal And Burnished Bronze,
Keep costs down by working with the original layout - it saves on plumbing and gas costs. You can also save by keeping old units and instead choosing new doors and worktops.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Oxford Navy, £19.95 per litre
Brass leaf from Annie sloan,
Mixing materials in
a kitchen can look beautiful - we love these highly reflective cabinets against the exposed walls and the tidy oven unit and island.
Cucina Colore collection from Mereway Kitchens
If you don't have the time or the budget for a big kitchen refit, updating the splash back tiles makes a big impact. In many cases you can tile over the existing design. Or go bold with gold using Annie Sloan brass leaf.
Make sure the room is filled with lots of textiles so it feels really cosy - pile up pillows and extra blankets in case your guests feel the chill. Draft- blocking, black out or thermal blinds, like those from above are essential.
  Above left: Turkish Cotton Extra Large Throw, £55,
Maria Wool Hot Water Bottle, £39,
Try to utilise 'dead space' in the kitchen, such as corner cupboards or the space under the sink. This ingenious solution by Mereway Kitchens helps to keep the space for washing up and cleaning materials organised and easy to access.

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