Kitchen Renovations

This time last year, we were amidst the process of buying our first house. Waiting on mortgage approvals and hoping nothing went wrong in the chain; it was a nervous time but here we are after being here almost 12 months and it really does feel like home.
We are going to choose our bathroom tiles at the weekend and hopefully will have enough left over after winning a competition for some kitchen tiles as my husband wants to rip out the old kitchen and replace it, so why not do the floor too? As my husband is a builder, he has talked as well as moving the layout of the kitchen as where it currently is it is incredibly dark. This is due to the fact that the previous owners put in a backdoor and took out a window leaving it very poorly lit and hard to see when cooking. It is also a bloggers worst nightmare having dark rooms!

Kitchen renovation
Ideally to try to rectify the light issue, I would love sliding French doors like these from Quickslide as full length French doors not only let in a lot of light but are also easy for the kids to be able to get in and out of the garden quickly and safely which my three do a LOT!

When I lived at home we always had a sliding patio door which I think I may lean towards opposed to opening doors, purely as there’s less chance of doors slamming shut on little fingers. I also prefer them as they look sleeker and with less panels again, it’s better for letting the maximum possible natural light into our dark kitchen space.

I am also wanting to look at getting a new dining room table and chairs as we currently only have a four piece which for a family of five just does not work. I initially wanted a glass table to create a more modern vibe however after seeing a friends and knowing how almost impossible it is to keep clean then I think I’ll stick to wood. I upcycled our old table with the help of Annie Sloan paint which I was really proud of, however I think my novice painter status definitely shows now as it looks pretty rough and I’m just not happy with it anymore.

I’m hoping that my husband is going to have some time off during the autumn when we can finally fit our new bathroom and then start on the kitchen. Exciting times ahead indeed!

B xx

Disclosure – this post is written in collaboration with Quickslide 


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  1. Iris Tilley
    9th August 2016 / 9:33 am

    It’s a great empty room to start afresh I’d be excited too

  2. 9th August 2016 / 10:24 am

    Oh I bet it looks lush when it is all complete. I am off to read your table post as I want to upcycle mine as it is solid wood and the kids have scratched it so it looks manky xx

  3. 9th August 2016 / 12:07 pm

    Oh I would love to empty out some of our rooms and completely start over. We have so much to do in our house. I can’t wait to see the finished kitchen

  4. 9th August 2016 / 4:00 pm

    I really like your colour scheme, it’s so nice. Sliding French doors would be a great idea. It’s a lovely big space.

    Jordanne ||

  5. 9th August 2016 / 5:23 pm

    I would love to have sliding french doors in my kitchen, thats a lovely idea.

  6. Margaret Gallagher
    9th August 2016 / 6:38 pm

    Can’t wait to do this with my kitchen
    Don’t know what to keep ,throw or upcycle yet

  7. 10th August 2016 / 5:37 am

    How exciting! I would love to have big sliding doors in our kitchen, they let so much light in and would make such a difference. x

  8. 10th August 2016 / 7:09 am

    How wonderful to own your own home! It’s a dream of mine to do that too. Sliding doors sound awesome. 🙂

  9. 10th August 2016 / 8:20 am

    Good to start afresh. I bet it would look amazing once it’s all done up.

  10. 10th August 2016 / 10:51 am

    Oohh lovely! I can’t wait for the final look I bet it will look super amazing when it’s done. Would love to see an update post!

  11. 11th August 2016 / 5:48 pm

    Can’t wait to see what it looks like when it’s finished. It’s so hard finding the time to do DIY though isn’t it. The sliding doors sound a great way to let in some light x

  12. Margaret Gallagher
    27th August 2016 / 6:09 pm

    Nearly time to start mine
    Hopefully will be done by christmas