Our family is currently in between homes – after selling our house last year, we are renting a place two streets from where we are building a new home. It’s been challenging to really feel settled in “someone else’s house”. There are things I want to do or buy but I can’t due to space and lease restrictions; not to mention that our wedding gifts have spilling out of our living area. But I’m looking ahead and getting excited about the interior of our new house, I will definitely be throwing a lot of energy into our new kitchen.
I was fortunate to have been invited to the launch of the Defy partnership with FC Barcelona, which ended up being a fun party night. Through the partnership, Defy will be the regional partner for the international football club and they will be scouting for and sponsoring 3 young talented soccer players to be mentored by soccer legend Jimmy Tau. At the launch, they had beautiful kitchen layouts which inspired this blog post. I was thinking of where I should start with styling our new kitchen and these are the factors that stood out for me:
See the vision:
What look and feel do you want in your house? The kitchen is the centre of the home and really sets the flow for the rest of your house. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration. Use it to create a mood board for your new kitchen. I love this creative type of stuff!
Decide on a colour and theme scheme:
Although classic, we are no longer restricted to whites and silvers, there are so many options lately, with bold colours like red to brighten up your kitchen. You don’t have to have a large kitchen – you can still be stylish and innovative in a smaller space.
Budget for items and add to the collection slowly:
Don’t put yourself under pressure to get everything at once or to get the largest appliances. Look out for deals and specials, you can find yourself making a substantial saving during sales.
Check the guarantee and consider the environment:
Consider the ‘brand promise’ behind what you are buying and what your options would be in the item is faulty. And of course, as far as possible, consider the environment and getting eco-friendly appliances, which won’t further contribute to our waste and water issues.
Giveaway: Defy steam station
The Defy steam station is a compact and powerful solution to your ironing woes. It’s specially designed soleplate deeply penetrates into your garments to provide quick and thorough results, while using 40% less energy!
Stand a chance to win a Defy steam station by commenting on this blog post to tell me which kitchen appliance you can’t live without. For me, it definitely has to be a microwave!
Defy is also giving away a trip to Barcelona until 30 June 2018, more information on their Facebook page.
• Entries close on 18 April 2018
• Winners will be notified by email
• Prize is not transferable/negotiable and may not be exchanged for cash
• This giveaway is open to South African residents only
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