So now the pennies are being saved to take out the wall and make it completely open and sort out our kitchen once and for all!! But it all costs heaps as we will need a whooping great big RSJ and we also need to take out a chimney breast, I know, I know the fireplace a beautiful feature but I need to move the sofa along that wall! (I will be sad to see it go). I also can't wait to re-sand our floor boards they are desperate, we had our sitting room done a little while back and its made such a difference.
Planning the kitchen is very exciting and I really want something bespoke, with an island to disguise the appliances, I have got heaps of inspiration from Caroline's kitchen over at Patchwork Harmony, isn't is beautiful, I love the character its so open and perfect for entertaining.
Images courtesy of Patchwork Harmony
I have also set up a pinterest board for my ideas.
< Follow ▲ m y s w e e t 's board Kitchen Renovations on Pinterest.
This project is going to take heaps of planning and research to help save the pennies, as I know it could get out of control if we don't shop around, the main job is getting the right builder of course but make other savings where we can.
I have started to research paint, our main issue is we want something more hard wearing and durable Crown Trade Paint is preferable as it seems to be more competitively priced with a few suppliers Kent Blaxill Trade Paint Direct and Crown Decorator Centre all stock this paint you can save a lot buying on line and some offer free shipping for tester pots, it much easier easier for us to order the colour charts and then tester pots on line rather than trying to make it down to Homebase with two little ones in tow!!
So next we need to get all our quotes together, building, plumbing and carpentry and start saving the pennies!
I will keep you posted on our progress!