When Catherine Smith and partner Simon Woplin’s bought this coastal regency townhouse, it ticked almost all of their boxes. One major problem was the state of the kitchen, and where it was in the house.
Catherine used her interior design expertise to move the existing kitchen into the front drawing room – almost doubling its size. ‘Planning the kitchen was an easy process,’ she says.
‘My job means I knew what I wanted, and I had my business partner on hand to advise. I’ve also built up a trustworthy team of tradespeople from past projects, which is half the battle.’
Kitchen cabinetry: £30,000
Total: £49,000 (excluding building work)