It has been all consuming deciding the directions that we head with this reno. Not only are we thinking about kitchen cabinet styles, splash back tiles, bench tops, appliances and all the other fun stuff in the kitchen, but we have also had a number of discussions about steel beams, footings and supporting the very structural wall that we want to knock down. I have been re assured by the builder and my very handy husband, that we can take the wall out without the upstairs bedroom ending up in the kitchen, but am still doubtful I'll get the slick, seamless flow that I want.
While I won't bore you too much with the details, I thought I'd share a few inspiration pics that have led us during the planning phase.
1. Artwork from here. We have a delightful flock of black cockatoos that moved to the bush land behind my home about a year ago. Whenever we hear their cries, we still all run outside to see them gliding around in the sky. I adore this print and may even buy another. 2. Pendant lights for over the breakfast bar. I'm still not certain this will be the one. I have a few on Pinterest that could work - feel free to offer suggestions :). 3. Taps are so expensive! This one if from Abey. 4. Breakfast bar stools, these are way cheap from Ikea. 5. I already own this Kitchen Aid. I just need to find a home for it in my new kitchen. It may no longer live on the bench top. 6. I'm planning some open shelves to show off some vintage treasures from Nan's house. 7. I love white cabinetry. 8. Stone bench tops from Caesar Stone. This is called Clam Shell. 9. The Cypress Pine flooring will be added to the back room and refinished throughout the house. 10. Modern 'cube/matrix' tiles for the back splash from Skheme. 11. Shutters to hide from our neighbours. 12. Sleek cabinetry with hidden pulls.
As I'm sure you can imagine, a significant part of my house will be out of action for the duration of the renovation, including access to my sewing room :( I am planning a few slower makes that require hand stitching to maintain my creative outlet, but my output is likely to slow considerably.
I'm not sure how long this renovation will take, but I have a sneaky suspicion it will take about twice as long as my husband says.
I'll be back shortly with a few makes from the holidays so far.