So if you spend your time eating as much as I do, chances are you spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I think having a nice kitchen is important - it should be tidy and welcoming, and it should look nice so it makes you feel good, although admittedly sometimes all it takes is opening my fridge to make me feel happy.
Mr Nerd and I are going to be doing an inexpensive budget renovation to our kitchen in the next couple of months – woohoo! However, we won’t be doing a full kitchen renovation in The Crap Shack for at least a while longer. We would need to save up for it, and in the meantime we can happily live with our little old jarrah kitchen for now - although it lacks a dishwasher *screams*, is definitely not my dream kitchen, and doesn’t have the amount of benchtop space I would love (there is some sick part of me that doesn’t consider a meal a culinary success until I have dirtied every pot and pan in the house, which frustrates Mr Nerd no end, although he loves my cooking so really, he should really just be shush).
ABOVE: This is one of Yasmin's kitchen renovations, this one done to a home in Applecross. Black and white contrasting colours were used for a stylish modern look. Opting for no handles on the drawers give a more seamless feel.
But if renovating your kitchen is on the cards for you – then a) yay I am excited for you! and b) I have just the expert on the blog for you today! Yasmin Drake from Lead Design is an interior design expert – and one of her specialties is creating gorgeous, practical kitchens for renovations, new-builds and additions. Coming from an architecture background and a career that has taken her to work in Dubai before returning to Perth, Yasmin can design your dream kitchen and project manage the entire process.
Today she is my Guest Nerd and will tell you everything you need to know if you’re thinking about turning your dark poky kitchen into a light-filled haven with all the space in the world to play Masterchef.