This year Mr T and I are hoping to undertake a few DIY projects around the home. There’s nothing like the thought of home improvements to spark a flurry of pinterest inspiration and dreamy DIY ideas. I thought I’d share a few musings and inspiration during the planning of our DIY projects.
First on the list of priorities is our bathroom situation. Our current bathroom is pretty tiny, neglected and needs a complete overhaul. We thought it’d be great to take inspiration from the neighboring Victorian train stations that boast some beautiful original features and classic design. With this in mind we’ve been eyeing up the classic ‘bang on trend’ beveled edge tiles, exposed copper metal piping, geometric monochromatic floor tiles and maybe the odd reclaimed piece of signage or furnishing. To off-set the bathroom becoming too much like a railway station public toilet we are looking at having spotlights fitted to brighten up the space and a heated towel rail, alongside reclaimed wooden shelves and a luxury bath and shower.
Our kitchen is well loved and very well used, we always cook at home and both have a great love of food. Sadly the kitchen cabinets and décor do not reflect our love of all things culinary. Our biggest issue with our current kitchen is lack of storage and lack of workspace, the need for a cooker hood and extractor hood that works (this list could go on). We’re both firm believers in natural materials so are pretty set on solid wood cabinets. We both love the French kitchen style so want to incorporate elements of this but keep it modern to suit the space.
Somewhere lurking above our home is a loft packed full with boxes of ‘goodness-knows-what’ one of the many discussions we’ve had about improving our home is to clear out the loft (thankfully Marie Kondo s book has shown us how to go about doing this) and extend up into the roof. It’d be incredible to install Velux windows as they add so much light to an otherwise unused space, they’re super insulated and would transform our dark and dingy loft into a bright, habitable space.
Thus far we’re only at the dreaming and scheming pinterest stage of the DIY (arguably the best bit) next on the agenda is to secure the purchase of our currently rented flat, save up and of course create a project plan! Oh and then get started…wish us luck!
Do you have any DIY advice?