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Norwich stylist Tamsyn Morgans tells us about her reclaimed kitchen
Reclaimed, eclectic kitchens are all over Pinterest, Instagram and gracing the covers of interior magazines right now. With many more options beside traditional fitted kitchens, people are trawling auction houses and reclamation yards for furniture and materials to help create a kitchen with character.
Whether your style is rustic industrial, mid century or farmhouse pine, you can get creative and make a kitchen that suits your lifestyle. A limited budget meant that this was the route I went down with my kitchen, and I was fortunate enough to have a good carpenter on my side, in the form of my dad. I reclaimed a Belfast sink from the bottom of my friend’s garden, taps from a car boot sale, a freestanding sideboard and antique pine wall unit from the auction, whilst my dad collected old pallets so we could make cupboard doors.
I upcycled a chandelier from a thrift shop, and scoured charity shops for crockery and glassware. All in all it’s a very ‘lived in’ kitchen, but I wouldn’t have it any other way – it weaves history with memories, making it the heart of this home.