1 May 2018

Making our house a home

After renovating our kitchen last summer I have a growing list of projects I'd like to work on in our home. Some of the other rooms are looking a little tired and are definitely in need of a refresh in terms of painting and replacing flooring. Renovating the kitchen also really helped us pinpoint our style as we ripped everything out and started completely from scratch meaning we love every element of the room from its styling to it's functionality, it's no wonder it's started to show the other rooms in the house up!

we completely refitted our kitchen with a Howdens kitchen, oak beam and work tops, travertine stone floor and micro subway tiles
Our Kitchen which we refitted in August 2017
Making our house a home brings me such a sense of satisfaction and I'm excited to continue to update each room and make it a space we really love. I thought I'd share 5 home improvements I'd like to make in the not to distant future:

1. Update the flooring

After seven years in our home (and with three children!) the carpets are looking very tired throughout the house. They have seen their fair share of spillages and footfall and have seen better days. I'd really like to replace the carpets with wooden flooring, something practical like a high quality laminate flooring and make it cosy with runners, rugs and other soft furnishings.

2. Replace the front door

If you follow me over on Instagram you'll know I'm rather fond of our front door however it is rather drafty, the paint is peeling and it really does need replacing. I have dreams of a dusky pink door and whilst the girls agree that this is a fantastic idea, Oli may take a bit of convincing, if not i'd settle for one like this...

Rustic solid wood door painted ivory with a spring floral wreath
Door goals... My parent's lovely front door

3. Install a new bathroom

Our bathroom is very much a functional place and not a very beautiful one - currently accessorised by a million bath toys and a potty! As the girls get older I'd really love to reclaim this space and give the room a complete overhaul with tongue and groove panelling, patterned tiles and a roll top bath perfect for relaxing in with a book.

4. Change the blinds and curtains to shutters

Many of our windows are still undressed and we have kind of ended up with different styles throughout the house where we do have them. I'd love to unify everything with some white wooden shutters. I love the light that they let in, the privacy that they provide when required and how stylish they look. not to mention that they go with everything so changing the room scheme is not a problem.

A little shelf we have in the home corner of our playroom from GLTC
Extra space will be a priority in the future as the girls get older

5. Converting the loft

This last one is a big one but something we are probably going to have to do eventually. The house currently has three bedrooms which means two of our children share a room The shared bedroom is working out fine at the moment while they are little but I know from experience that they will want their own space as they get older. We don't plan on moving as it will be far more cost effective to add an extra bedroom on. The loft would lend itself beautifully to a cosy extra bedroom full of character.

Me x

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