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Reno Rumble Reveals: Home Owners dish on their New Kitchens

Reno Rumble Contestants

Reveals on The Block were always a treat to watch, especially when there were strong (and opposing) opinions from the judges.

But Reno Rumble is a different kettle of fish, because the homes belong to real people who have specific needs, wants, dreams and goals for their spaces. This adds a far more interesting element into the mix if you ask me – and getting reactions from home owners is far more interesting.

Today on the blog I’m taking a look at the Blue Tongue and Redback kitchen reveals – put together with the help of Freedom Kitchens – and hearing from the owners about the process and how they feel now that the kitchens are complete.

Blue Tongue’s Kitchen Reveal

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Nick and Chris designed a subdued and stunning kitchen for home owner Lisa, who was after a design that wouldn’t date quickly. She was also keen to keep as much storage space as possible and ensure the kitchen flowed into the rooms around it seamlessly.

Before the makeover, Lisa was growing tired of the lifting laminate and was dying to get space for a dishwasher.

On the colour scheme and styling Nick and Chris implemented…

“The kitchen is beautifully neutral without being boring,” Lisa says. “The subtle mix of white gloss, grey timber and glass cabinetry blend together to bring a tranquil coastal theme to the space”.

What she loves most about the kitchen…

“I’m all about practicality first, so I love the generous island bench space I have for food preparation, the extra-large sink for cleaning those big pots and the wow factor for me is the mirrored splash back that adds a touch of bling and makes the space feel twice as large”.

How it’s improved her day-to-day life…

“The kitchen is now not only very functional for food preparation, it also serves as another living/entertaining space that family and friends enjoy spending time in,” Lisa explains. “The drawers are very generous in size, both in width and depth, to fit the largest of pots”.

Redback’s Kitchen Reveal

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Ayden and Jess took a dated and small kitchen and transformed it into a light and bright space for home owner’s Alex and Angela. They were after a timeless scheme but with modern appliances to make the room feel fresh and vibrant.

I reckon they’ve nailed the brief for the home owner’s here (and it’s a far better space than the kitchen Jess and Ayden did on The Block, don’t you think?).

What they think of their new kitchen…

“The kitchen is the focal point of any home, especially ours,” Alex and Angela say. “Where we could not have more than one person in the old kitchen at any one time, we now have plenty of room. The mainly white colour scheme has given the appearance of space”.

Their fave elements in the space…

“The Caesarstone marble-look stone benchtop is stunning and it adds a touch of elegance. Benchtops and storage are the two biggest winners for us. We have storage space for groceries, crockery and we are big fans of the the slide out soft closing drawers! The bi-fold window was a great innovation also”.

How the new kitchen has improved their lives…

“We have found, because we have our whole family over every second Sunday for lunch, that it is much easier to cater for 10 people. We don’t have to fight over each other when there is more than one in the kitchen, it’s an absolute joy to be in”.

>>> What elements do you love in these Freedom kitchens? Drop me a comment below and let’s chat about your fave bits!

Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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