Monday, September 19, 2011

This is my motto at the moment "Keep calm and carry on" , something that you definitely need to do when renovating an old home. I will explain more later ; but all i can say is that we have opened a can of worms. Anyway ....keep calm and carry on. What more can we do...!
The somewhat nicer side to restoration work is deciding on what fixtures and fittings you would like to introduce to your design. These taps in the above photo are similar to the ones we will be using in our upstairs bathroom.
Bench tops and cupboard profiles is another major decision to making the kitchen both functional and looking great.
I quite like the simplicity of these cupboards, and will certainly be going with a similar painted finish. One thing i have discovered with making decisions; it pends greatly on availability. Because everything happens in a sequence if the product is not available at the right time, this greatly changes your decision making at the time.
These lights (which are available at our store ) will look great over our dining table. The rest of the house is proving to be quite a challenge. Any suggestions would be great. For the flooring in our kitchen dining area we are thinking of using recycled oak and then lime washing over the top , for a fresh open look to the somewhat small narrow room. Don't worry i will show photos when i can. Take care.

8 comments:

Tammy at The Drill Hall Emporium said...

OOOHHH, how exciting! I love the planning process. I am sure you will receive plenty of advice. The flooring you described sounds nice and I love the light fixtures and the bath fittings. Good luck! And keep calm. And have fun.

Jane said...

Hi Amanda I'm your latest happy follower and am wondering what rock I've been hiding under! Time to drive to Launceston to see your divine shop, I think ☺. J x

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Just think how lovely it will be when its all done...you have the talent to do it thats for sure! All the best,Chrissy

Anonymous said...

Just think positive. Think of the finished product of renovating. You will make your new home gorgeous, you have wonderful ideas and husband who is brillant at what he does best, building. Kerrie King xxxxx

flowers on my table said...

Keep your chin up and good luck with the rennovations. I love all your inspiration photos. Love Linda x

Heather Jacob said...

wow oh wow what a divine and exquisite shop you have created here ..... so many yummy delights .. thanks for sharing .... I am following now .. hugz x

Kitchen Benchtops said...

When beginning the design process, keep in mind the square footage of the backsplash and the color of the countertops and appliances. Don’t be shy and use the blank canvass to showcase your style and decorative flair.

engarde99 said...

Hello!
What a lovely shop you have. I wish I lived closer! I realize this is an older post, but do you have any information about the very large display piece at the head of the dining table in the last photo? It's simply fantastic and I am sure you sold it by now. :)

Thanks for posting photos of your shop. It makes it almost as fun as being there. :)