Last year I did a post on what my dream kitchen would look like, so that will be my basic guide for the Mountfield kitchen. But the kitchen is the heart of the home so there is a lot of stuff which needs to go in there. I'd totally love any input on bits and bobs you think should be in a 70s kitchen, and all the products which they'd be buying!
First things first, layout. The back wall of the kitchen will be blocked in, save for a serving hatch. Kitchen cupboards will run underneath it. I want the sink to go under a window, because that was standard house design at the time, so I'm going to put in a window on the side wall. The wall that comes off to grant access will get its window transformed into a back door. I'm also going to put a door on the front of that under-stairs area and turn it into the pantry. That way I'll be able to display all my miniature food packaging. :)
|Mountfield promo pic, showing the kitchen.|
✩ Light Fitting. I'm really not sure what style to go for yet, suggestions welcome!
✩ Fridge. I'm getting the Miele miniature one.
✩ Washing Machine. Again, I'm going for the Miele one. It does look quite modern but it lights up and makes a washing noise, and who can resist that?
✩ Floor Tiles. They do little plastic tiles which I've used before and found to be brill. I'm torn between orange and white, or orange and black.
✩ Wallpaper. Check out my choice -
|I've bought this wallpaper from Poppets Dolly Bits.|
✩ Baking Trays & Tins.
✩ Kitchen Knives.
✩ Cooker. Miele do a lovely light up cooker, but it's just too modern. I want a gas cooker with a high grill pan and all the rest of the trappings. I'll have to trawl the net...
✩ Kitchen Cupboards. My idea of perfect kitchen units is along the lines of this Dairy Maid set up from 1969. The best way forward, I think, will be to make my own. For the worktops I'll get some thin white acrylic. :)
✩ Swing Bin.
✩ Bread Bin.
✩ Tea Towels.
✩ Weighing Scales.
✩ Saucepans. I'm planning on just getting the bog standard metal set all doll house suppliers do, and painting them.
✩ Tea Pot.
✩ Casserole Dish.
✩ Cruet Set.
✩ Sugar, Tea and Coffee Caddies.
✩ Tea Tray.
✩ Tea Set. This will probably end up costing me a fortune because I'm so picky about the cup handles being true to scale (mini ceramic is often way too thick for the size of the cup). I'd love a mock Staffordshire set, ideally.
✩ Measuring Jug.
✩ Glass Jug.
✩ Gravy Boat.
✩ Mixing Bowls.
✩ Dinner Service.
✩ Wooden Spoon.
✩ Potato Masher.
✩ Serving Spoons.
✩ Cheese Grater. I've got an awesome hexagonal one from the Doll House Mall.
I have high hopes that it will look fairly realistic; when I wrote my dream kitchen post I used a photo of my 1/6 scale Sindy kitchen as the background for my pinnable image. (It's like blogger law to have one of those, or something.) Then somebody commented on my FB page that, while it wasn't their style, I was lucky to have such a big kitchen! :D