If the sudden crispness in the mornings has your thoughts turning to autumn and winter – cosy log fires, hot chocolate, misty walks – then you might also be wondering how an AGA would change your lives. more “Thinking about an AGA? You really should…”
As I sit writing this in our dream kitchen (cheesy but true) I’m remembering back to the time we were agonising about how we wanted this room to look, to be used, and to feel; This involved some big decisions to get the most from our kitchen redesign. more “Three key components of a practical family kitchen redesign”
When we renovated our kitchen, the budget element was tricky to keep a handle on. In all honesty, we are pretty rubbish at DIY so outsourced every part from beginning to end, and let the project manager recruit and employ sub contractors. With two small kids under our feet we wanted to get the job done as quickly as possible and with minimal stress. Looking back, we could have clawed back enough of the overall spend to take the family on holiday or even pay for some of the finishing touches & furnishings. Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn’t it? more “Negotiating the best price when renovating your kitchen”
Every good project manager knows that the final part of any project close out is to reflect on what worked, what didn’t, and what we could have done better. Home improvement projects are no exception, and now the initial shine of our new kitchen is well and truly coated in spag bol, I wanted to share the good, the bad and the ugly so that maybe you can learn from our mistakes, and the winning decisions. Two years have flown by, and we have weathered all seasons with our new home design, so here is how it has stood up to the test. more “Our kitchen renovation two years on; lessons learnt”
As you already know (OUR BIG BUILD) we spent the early summer building our dream kitchen…so it would be rude not to fill it with some gorgeousness, in the form of an a selection of accent coloured accessories.
more “Hide the bags #3; Calm kitchen”