As I have been cooking, eating, drinking… and then cooking, eating and drinking some more over the last week, I have not had much time for any interiors dabbling. Not that it is a bad thing, in fact it made me sit back and look at the house with a visitors eye. I saw things I liked, and some things that could be improved. Therefore I have decided that this coming year the following things must be done, (and it will be interesting to look back and see if I actually made them happen in 12 months time via the blog).
1. Get on with the kitchen extension
I have had plans drawn to create a huge new kitchen from a tatty old outside decking area and to tweak existing rooms into a new laundry, wet room and study. The plans have been sent to the council for approval, and already have been sent back with a query and a demand that the planning gets upgraded to a more expensive version, (for their benefit not mine)! I am going over permitted development scales, so have to pay far more money for my extra 1.5 metres that I would like.
So I need the plans tweaked, a hefty fee attached and then hopefully I will get the go-ahead in 6-8 weeks time. If this happen, then realistically the build will not start until at least Easter. I have learnt to be really patient on this whole plan, and am a bit ‘Que Sera, Sera’ about it. Until I am actually standing in the new kitchen I am refusing to believe it will finally happen.
This is how I want it to be; rough luxe, industrial, mega-high ceilings and light.
But this is probably what it actually will end up like:
Lovely, but could be a bit skinny due to budgetary constraints…