Fitted Kitchen, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland:   by Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd

Before & after: the chic makeover of a truly tiny kitchen

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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The kitchen is the heart and soul of every home and, in terms of property, makes the biggest impact when it comes to resale value. After all, how many times have you looked at new houses on the market or browsed rental properties and thought, It's nice but the kitchen isn't good shape?

This newly fitted kitchen in Glasgow, by Glenlith Interiors, is a stunning example of how traditional aesthetics and incredible workmanship can come together to create a kitchen space that will be a culmination of envy and love for both you and your guests. For a moment you may think this light-filled and wonderfully laid out kitchen area is part of a showroom, but it's not. Inside this Scottish home, the lucky occupants have the luxury of cooking and eating inside this glorious space every day.

Let's take a look around…

Before: Work in progress

Fitted Kitchen, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland:   by Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd
Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd

Fitted Kitchen, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland

Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd

To start we view the makings of the newly fitted kitchen. It doesn't look like much but, as with any great project, this is only just the start. 

A hint of what is to come are those recessed downlights, which will be installed into the square arch. You wouldn't be able to tell from looking at the picture but this is the area that will soon house the sink and worktop.

After: Light-filled work area

Fitted Kitchen, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland: classic Kitchen by Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd
Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd

Fitted Kitchen, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland

Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd

In total contrast to the previous image, you can see the finished sink in the area that was once skeletal and bare. Light-filled and well-organised, this is the perfect space to prepare meals and even stare out into the garden with a hot cup of tea.

Looking to the floor, you begin to see the exceptional parquetry work. In a large herringbone pattern, wooden flooring has been at the forefront of stylish kitchen design for the past few years. Stepping away from tile and polished concrete, it's wonderful to see such a warm and inviting flooring type re-enter such an important space.

After: Storage heroes

Fitted Kitchen, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland: classic Kitchen by Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd
Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd

Fitted Kitchen, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland

Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd

This image redefines the way we think about storage in traditionally themed kitchen areas. Most people err on the side of caution, thinking that modern and contemporary design automatically means you will be blessed with a better laid out space. This is absolutely not true.

You can have all the classic fittings and fixtures, as evidenced here through the finely detailed doors and ornate handles, and still have access to just as much storage space, if not more, than any other conventional kitchen design. 

After: It's in the details

Fitted Kitchen, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland: classic Kitchen by Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd
Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd

Fitted Kitchen, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland

Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd

As always, it's the finer details that come together to make up the bigger picture. In this instance, a curvaceous and traditional style tap and faucet set has been formed out of shiny stainless steel in a refined and delicate manner. This allows the classic theme in the kitchen to continue even into the smallest features of the room.

In this view you can see a closeup of the stone countertop. With a fine grain of red and brown, it has an earthy and natural aesthetic quality to it.

After: Island dreams

Fitted Kitchen, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland: classic Kitchen by Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd
Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd

Fitted Kitchen, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Scotland

Glenlith Interiors (Scotland) Ltd

Here you can see the outstanding cabinetry and woodwork on both the kitchen island and cupboard doors. Storage was again placed at the forefront of the design process, with additional space factored into the island bench. Fashioned from the same stunning natural stone seen throughout, the kitchen is a scene of serenity and balance. The colour palette not only symbolises purity and cleanliness but also helps radiate the path of natural light that flows in from the windows.

In this wonderful display cabinet the occupants can show off their most prized crockery and glassware, whilst being reminded of it on a daily basis. After all, why hide away your best possession at the back of a dark cupboard when you can have it on display for all to see?

To see more another transformation, check out: Before and After: New Faces for an Old Kitchen and Bathroom.

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