TeamSugar member Twinkle recently renovated her kitchen, and the results are magnificent! She designed the new kitchen layout for her Scandinavian home herself, and her husband assembled and installed the cabinetry (by Danish company Kvik) himself. The couple hired professionals to knock down a wall, put drywall up, rework the plumbing, do electrical work, and lay the oak floor. The kitchen used to be divided into a small galley kitchen and a very small bedroom and closet. She and her husband knocked down the walls to make a larger, more open space. To see postrenovation photos and hear details about the layout and her resources, read more.
Most of Twinkle's appliances were display models, which she was able to get at a reduced price. "The fridges, induction cook top, oven and microwave (inside cabinet) are all Siemens. The dishwasher is Miele and the thing is so quiet you can’t even tell it’s on," she writes. The kitchen island is made from one very large and heavy piece of oak, so large that, she says, "we had to take out the foyer wall to get it into the house." If you're wondering where her refrigerator is, there are two hiding behind the left and middle cabinets. She hopes to also house an integrated coffeemaker there someday as well. Her favorite part of the kitchen? The really long drawers that "have a space for everything so it stays organized, more or less." Congratulations Twinkle on a marvelous renovation! You've inspired us all.