Nicky, Gazco Huntingdon 30, Kitchen Renovation
Nicky Phillips wanted a stylish stove to complement her off-white shaker kitchen renovation. A Gazco Huntingdon 30 electric stove was the ideal choice for a simple, elegant solution.
January 12, 2018
We moved in January 2017 to a four-bed Edwardian town house, which needed completely renovating from top to bottom. Nearly a year on, we are close to finishing and as I sit here on Christmas eve, waiting for Santa to visit my kids, the old house feels like a distant memory…
When we moved in, the kitchen/breakfast room (in the basement) was our first project to tackle, with a family of 5 we knew we would be spending a lot of time down here cooking, eating and chilling. Originally it had been a gloomy room with dark stained parquet floor, an oil burner in the hearth, pine cabinets, all finished off with orange and gold wallpaper throughout!
Working in magazines, constantly seeing beautiful interiors, means I am continually poring over other people’s homes and décor ideas. When I found I had a fireplace in my new kitchen/diner I knew I wanted to replace the old, black, cast iron oil burner, with a swoon-worthy stove.
The colour scheme for the breakfast room was always going to be neutral, to work alongside our new off-white shaker kitchen with white marble surfaces, and to complement the modern country look we were striving for. A white wood burning stove was firmly on our wish list. However, the previous owners had not used the oil burner in the past twenty-five years, so we had no idea whether the chimney flue would work. Having already spent a lot of money on other areas of the house we really didn’t want the expense of relining/venting the chimney breast, so an electric stove became the perfect choice.
We finally decided on the Gazco Huntingdon 30 electric stove in Ivory, as it looked so much like the wood burning stoves we had been fawning over in the magazines (mainly due to it being made from solid cast iron). The dimmer switch on the light also means you can get a really subtle glow on the logs, fooling a number of our guests who couldn’t believe it wasn’t a real fire.
Now the kitchen/breakfast room is completed and Christmas is nearly over, we are going upstairs to redecorate our final room – the living room. The empty hole left, where an old Victorian fireplace has been previously ripped out, will be needing the Stovax treatment too – this time a decorated tiled, traditional fireplace will be on our wish-list.
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Huntingdon Electric Stoves
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