Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Blissfully ignorant no more

I always knew this home renovation gig was going to be hard, but I've been able to live in ignorant bliss for a couple of months as the work all went on without really getting in my way. But now I have holes in the ceiling where cornice has been ripped off. I have exposed walls. I have walls with no gyprock. I have kitchen cupboards in one room, my stove in another and the sink in yet another room! Tomorrow the slab that was our old laundry room floor is going to be cut out. I've heard it makes a HUGE mess. Without that my house is full of dust, never-ending dust. And today or tomorrow I lose the bath/shower for 10 days or so. You might want to avoid me in the lead up to Christmas. Everything everyone says about renos being hard is true. At least I sort of knew what I was in for when we started this.

Now here's some inspiration to get me through the hard parts. 3d renderings of my kitchen. The colours aren't right, but you can get a good idea of the layout and style.

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I am going to have a Corian type counter top. I did look at Ceasarstone (composite stone), but I decided that a Corian counter is better for me. It's more chemical resistant, so if I am naughty and weigh dyes in the kitchen, it shouldn't be a problem. Plus the plastics used for a solid surface counter don't echo like the composite stone benchtops.
This is the one that I'm getting
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The cabinets are going to be Dulux Fair Bianca half strength which Colin describes as eggshell. Love it when the colour-blind boy can call the colours. He does surprisingly well. He's only red/green colour-blind. And yes, I am going for a neutral toned kitchen. I would have thought about another red kitchen, but it could potentially clash with my lounge and by having the kitchen neutral I can add in colour and change it more easily (or so my colour advisor tells me!).
Oh and my super sweet Jura coffee machine in white is going to look fabulous in the new Kitchen. Col and I made the decision on Sunday to just get it. Now I can't wait for it to arrive.


Tas said...

Oooh, I'm excited- and it's not even my extension! If it makes you feel better, we had cement dust, red brick dust and outdoor red clay mud when we did ours. I have developed an intense though somewhat undertandable hatred for red brick dust now!

Peta said...

Hang in there Sara, it will look amazing when it's finished!

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

how exciting, I guess it is a little like having a baby then? except this is a particularly long labor ;-)

Gill - That British Woman said...

hang in there, I so know how you feel..........it will be so worth it when its all finished...

Gill in Canada

Claire said...

Oh how fantastic it is going to look & how much space you are going to have....As the others have said - hang in there :)

Gilly said...

Ohh sara looks ace! I could never dream about renovating - I dont know if I could cope with it LOL Cant wait to see the end product!

Steffi said...

How exciting....I think everything will be fantastic when you are ready!I can´t wait to see it!

Gill - That British Woman said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family,

Gill in Canada

P.S. Hope the renovation is coming along smoothly?