The possibilities seem truly endless when designing a kitchen, or indeed any room, of your dreams, and as long as you have the imagination, the drive and the hefty sized wallet, you can pretty much get anything your heart desires. Well, we had the first two of the above, in that we were most definitely driven to overhaul and update the downstairs living space, and we certainly had the imagination and delusions of grandeur (thank you Pinterest!), but unfortunately our wallets were not that full so we had to make do with the footprint space we already had, and many things, such… View Post

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Yay! You’ve heard me banging on for I don’t know how many weeks now, and finally, we’re at a stage where the vast majority of work has happened, so I can show you the new kitchen space we are living in. And oh my, what a complete and utter change it’s made from the separate kitchen and dining room it was before (read here). I used to spend so much time in my bedroom, which is actually lots bigger than our living room (ooh, perhaps I’ll do a room tour of that one day too), as it has always felt… View Post

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So, following the first update, here we move on to the second. After returning from holiday and on seeing the kitchen for the first time after a whole two weeks away, I must admit, it was a bit of a shock. There were bits that were good and then there were elements that were not quite so good. I suppose things weren’t helped by the fact I was probably a little on the grumpy side to begin with!  On the way home from Gatwick we were stuck in traffic for what seemed like hours, the kids were moaning about being hungry… View Post

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If you’ve read a previous post of mine, you will know how much it meant to me to finally get the appropriate use from our little kitchen table, having had it bumped up against the back kitchen wall for such a long time, and pretty much using it as a general dumping ground for anything we hadn‘t quite got round to finding homes for. As such, you can probably imagine my excitement that we are finally creating our perfect new family living space, where we hope to have countless family meals, to hold social occasions for friends and maybe even… View Post

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So, it’s now been a very long and I suppose in some cases, a slightly disappointing 8 weeks since work started on our kitchen and dining room remodel, to merge the two areas together to create a larger, and more usable family and social space. I kind of took a bit of a blogging break of the summer holidays, but as promised beforehand, I really want to let you see how far we’ve progressed with the building and remodelling on our house, and perhaps also share with you any learnings, hints and tips we’ve picked up along the way. And trust… View Post

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