I have just moved back home from university for a few months to help save money. We have lived in our family home for almost 6 years and we are yet to put our own stamp on the house....Whenever I come home, I pester my parents as to what's going to get sorted next, and the look of
To better introduce you into what my sort of style is, and where I get inspiration from I thought I'd start with my kitchen, which I am currently in the process of refitting! Giving a tired room new life doesn't have to cost mega bucks, often a new lick of paint, new soft furnishings and rearranging furniture can transform a room in no time at all.
I have painted the walls in our kitchen much more of a stony colour (Farrow and Ball Skimming Stone), the room is north facing and the light cream walls often made the room feel grey due to the lack of light; and the kitchen cupboards, instead of changing, have also had a freshen up with a nice cream eggshell (The Little Greene Company Hollyhock)
As for the floor, the ancient discouloured lino had to go. We did contemplate laying a new lino as it is relatively cheap and the quality is much better these days. For a kitchen it is practical considering how clumsy I can be with spilling things. However we opted for tiles. The tiles are porcelain but in a terracotta style, which really add much needed warmth to the room, and at a fraction of the cost.
To again cut the costs we decide to lay the floor ourselves!!! I was completely daunted at the prospect, but there are some good youtube videos that help and make it straight forward.
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The new worktop is being delivered today. We decided on a solid oak, again to add some warmth and sense of space, as I feel a dark granite worktop would have closed the room in. All we need then is the last finishing touches but I will keep those a secret for now...