'It's the open-plan kitchen I've always wanted'

'It's the open-plan kitchen I've always wanted'


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Myra Craig-Brown transformed her old kitchen by knocking down walls and introducing a Scandi vibe

A bit about me

Hi, I’m Myar Craig-Brown and I live in a semi-detached 1930s house in South Woodford, east London. I live here with my husband Tony and our son.

My problem kitchen

The whole layout of the house was wrong, including the kitchen which wasn’t connected to the rest of the house. It clearly hadn’t been decorated since the 1970s, and was in dire need of some TLC.

How I made it work

My husband Tony is a plumber and builder, so he was able to do all the work, which cut down the costs. We decided to build an extension to the back of the house and knock down some walls to create an open-plan family space. I wanted some industrial elements, like a poured resin floor. We went for a neutral colour scheme of greys and white in the kitchen with copper coloured accessories. We also decided to expose the black RSJ beams and opt for a whole brick wall too. It gives the room an industrial look.

My favourite part

It’s got to be the floor, it’s so seamless and flows effortlessly throughout the kitchen space. My husband also put down some underfloor heating which keeps it feeling warm and toasty for the cold, winter months.

Find out more about Myra's Scandi kitchen by purchasing our August 2018 issue, available as a digital download for only £0.99 here.

Feature and styling by Emma Fishman / Photos by Olly Gordon





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