Last weekend was a tiring one, full of working on the house and punctuated by a couple of hours in Ikea spent planning out our new kitchen.
It was my first virtual planning experience and I highly recommend it. We ended up changing the layout slightly enabling us to fit in our dream sink (I know, losers). But the finished plan looked great and as we used the mouse to spin around from view to view we wished we could just lift it from the computer screen and drop it into our semi.
We are tired, but definitely in the final stretch. We have the plasterer coming in early September, then it will just mean a bit of painting before cupboards go in and tiles go on. I’m getting a bit fed up of messiness and disruption now, though I daren’t complain, he’s working so hard. Seeing the room brought to life on screen made me yet more impatient to have it up and running and in front of my eyes for real.
There’s been something of a debate in our house over the last few weeks (reflected to some extent in this post) over whether to go with (husband’s preference) a very safe option – white or cream cupboards – or (my choice) something a little more 2014.
Needless to say, I won [*air punch*] so although our kitchen won’t be particularly wild or daring (that’s called compromise, readers, you have to do it in marriage so you can get your way over other things) it will be grey – yay!
It’s this one in case you’re curious, but we’re going to give it a slightly industrial edge with white subway tiles, wooden worktops and some non-Ikea cupboard and drawer handles. Great post here about customising affordable kitchen cabinets so they look designer.
I’ve also bought these few extra accessories which I’m looking forward to seeing in place.
/ monogrammed mugs, £6 each, Anthropologie / black scalloped mugs, £1 each (bargain!), Asda / patterned turquoise side plates, £2.50 each, Ikea / glass jar, £6 I think, Matalan / rectangular box (similar) and wooden rope handled chopping board, £7.99, H&M /
Did you see my new bathroom additions last week?