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Whilst the next project on our to-do list is replacing our horrible bathroom, the other big project that’s high on our list of priorities is replacing our kitchen. It’s a complete mess.
It’s badly laid out, there’s not enough storage and the cupboards are literally falling off the walls!
When we first moved in to our home we knew that it was a project that it would take us a while to get round to, but we’d never have guessed that we’d still be living with it over 5 years later!
Although we still have a few projects to do before we can actually get round to installing a new kitchen, it doesn’t stop us dreaming about how amazing the new space could be (if we ever get round to it).
It’s no big secret that kitchens and bathrooms are two of the priciest investments that you’re likely to make in your home and they’re definitely one home improvement project that you will want to get right the first time around.
Although we’re not ready to install a new kitchen just yet, half of the fun of a new project is the planning phase and the best bit is gathering inspiration by looking at gorgeous images of beautiful homes.
We already have a rough idea of what kind of kitchen we would like, but saving a load of inspirational images helps us narrow down exactly what we want as well as decide on some of the details. And let’s face it, it’s a fun thing to do – even if you’re not planning a specific project.
For our new kitchen, we already know that we’d like something modern and sleek, cabinets that are handleless, we’d like all drawers and no cupboards and if we can we’d also like a few luxurious gadgets like a wine fridge.
The best bit about looking at beautiful images is that you sometimes come across something that you not only love, but you come across things that you didn’t know even existed. You may even come across a design or style of something that you’d not considered or had previously discounted, but realize that in the right context it may actually be right for your space.
Now that we have a better idea of what we’d like our new kitchen to look like, we can start to plan it in more detail – probably starting with the always annoying job of setting a budget.
How do you go about planning your projects? What would your dream kitchen look like? Where do you find inspiration?