Has anyone renovated a kitchen or bathroom? ManFriend and I will enter this scary world in a few months and would love some tips. Mainly so we don’t end up in hell’s kitchen.
If it was up to me, everything would be a combination of these things:
The colour sample is Laminex peacock natural finish and is more tealy than the photo suggests. The kind of teal that looks fabulous with red.
I’m not looking forward to making decisions about colours and shit. I know the end result will mean crazy things like benches at the correct height and a sink in the right spot so you don’t get a sore back washing up, oh and a dishwasher, but how do you even go about choosing a bench colour? Because white, solid white, white lace, parchment and flax all look pretty similar to me. Actually, that’s not entirely true – flax is a little bit beigey-yellow and I’m not happy about knowing that. I bet my brain dumped something really important just so it could make room for this little bit of knowledge. Also, will a gloss finish drive us nuts with the light reflecting off it? (I suspect the answer is yes.)
But there are some cool things about planning a renovation. We saw a small, narrow cupboard next to an oven, with pull-out shelves for oil and sauce bottles so everything is right where you need it. And a toilet that uses the water from the sink to flush, because frankly, it’s outrageous that we flush our toilets with drinking water.
So, what’s the best thing you’ve done when renovating? And the worst?
Update: Also, this is the bathroom:
And yes, those are fake grapes above the window. They’ll be stayin’, thankyouverymuch.