If you’re tempted to create your own Great British Bake off style kitchen, we’ve got the perfect excuse, as Nationwide estimates that a new kitchen could increase the value of your home by 6%.
To recreate the Bake Off’s 1950s charm and accentuate the colour of the wood, simply combine your beech top with solid oak cabinets painted pastel blue. Add a vintage cake stand with a selection of homemade cakes and we guarantee that your guests will be impressed!
To provide storage and give your kitchen that retro style, we recommend investing in some stand-alone shelving. You can then have fun filling it with mismatched vintage crockery, colourful teapots and jugs. If you don’t have any vintage crockery at home, you’re bound to find some at your local charity shop or market.
Shelves are also ideal for storing mason jars packed with tasty ingredients. Make sure you label each jar to avoid any cake calamities and look out for jars with coloured lids that will complement your kitchen’s pastel palette.
Choosing pale blue, cream or pink appliances for your kitchen will add to its 1950s feel, so why not treat yourself to a fridge freezer that combines soft vintage curves with A++ efficiency? When it comes to buying a new oven, look out for features like a proving drawer, an induction hob and the Bake Off’s famous slide and hide drawer.
Whether it’s for whisking batter or whipping cream, no Bake Off inspired kitchen would be complete without an iconic retro style mixer, complete with wire whisk, dough hook and flat beater.
Floral prints and polka dots feature throughout the iconic Bake Off tent, so feel free to fill your new kitchen with pretty cushions, tablecloths, tea towels, and cake tins. To add extra colour, why not fill a few vases with country garden blooms like roses or delphiniums?
Finally, it’s time to bring out the bunting! Whether you buy it or make your own, this quintessentially English decoration will add give your finished kitchen that cheerful, summer fete feel.
Has your kitchen been inspired by the Great British Bake Off? We’d love to hear your stories, so share them below!