While I am enjoying my Winter holiday break with the kids, relaxing, doing school work and trying to sew, we are also planning quite a significant home renovation. It has kinda crept up on us. We were always planning to undertake a large kitchen, laundry room, back room renovation at some point, but then cabinets started falling from the kitchen walls, appliances started breaking and our builder friends were available to do work, so we moved the renovation forward a year and will shortly begin.
It has been all consuming deciding the directions that we head with this reno. Not only are we thinking about kitchen cabinet styles, splash back tiles, bench tops, appliances and all the other fun stuff in the kitchen, but we have also had a number of discussions about steel beams, footings and supporting the very structural wall that we want to knock down. I have been re assured by the builder and my very handy husband, that we can take the wall out without the upstairs bedroom ending up in the kitchen, but am still doubtful I’ll get the slick, seamless flow that I want.
While I won’t bore you too much with the details, I thought I’d share a few inspiration pics that have led us during the planning phase.
As I’m sure you can imagine, a significant part of my house will be out of action for the duration of the renovation, including access to my sewing room 🙁 I am planning a few slower makes that require hand stitching to maintain my creative outlet, but my output is likely to slow considerably.
I’m not sure how long this renovation will take, but I have a sneaky suspicion it will take about twice as long as my husband says.
I’ll be back shortly with a few makes from the holidays so far.