Arabella Scarman achieved the timeless look she wanted while staying within her tight budget
A bit about me
Hi, I’m Arabella Scarman, and I live with my two children, in a three-bedroom 1920s detached house in Sussex.
My problem kitchen
My kitchen-diner was created out of a galley kitchen and a second sitting room. The kitchen was tiny, dark, dingy and dated with a 1970s orange and brown colour scheme. It had a chipboard worktop and a vinyl floor and it was very depressing to be in there!
How I made it work
I knocked down the wall between the old kitchen and sitting room to create a spacious kitchen-diner. It was rewired and plastered and I had a herringbone wood-effect floor laid. A second-hand bespoke oak Shaker kitchen that came with Fisher & Paykel appliances was fitted as well as an island and extra units around the fridge freezer. I also have a dining and sitting area.
My favourite part
It would have to be sitting on the sofa sipping tea and gazing at my beautiful kitchen which is exactly what I wanted.
You can find out more about Arabella's home by purchasing our April 2019 issue, available as a digital download for £1.99 here.
Feature by Sharon Smith / photos by Fiona Walker-Arnott