My first post here, I hope it is in the right place!
My wife and I are moving into our first home, a 2 bedroom flat which doesn't need much doing to it, but the kitchen is around 20 years old.
We want to replace most of it, but the cabinets are actually very good quality so really want to avoid replacing them with cheap ones (working on a limited budget). The main aim is to keep the cabinets, paint them white/off white and pretty much replace everything else, including appliances. We want to replace the worktop with a wood effect work surface so that we can give it a country kitchen feeling.
So what I really want to know is, what is the best way to go about this? The whole kitchen is integrated, so will it be an issue to try and replace the appliances while keeping the cabinets in tact?
I guess there are 2 things I'm looking for advice on, the first being will these appliances come out OK, and the second being how difficult is it to get the cabinets looking like a country kitchen?
Here are the pics of the current kitchen:
and this is the kind of look we're going for:
If I've not made myself clear please let me know, I tend to drivel on if I'm not sure what I'm talking about!
Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated!
NB: We have budgeted about £2,000 for appliances and £500 for work surface/sink/taps/tiles and we'll need someone to install it all.