My Organised HomeFebruary 20, 2023
Having worked on many renovations for clients, I found myself as my own client in July 2022 when my husband and I purchased a farm with a 100 year old house that was in desperate need of love and attention.
KITCHENThe biggest transformation by far was the kitchen.
By removing a wall from a walk in pantry we were able to create a good sized kitchen and added a large centre island and wall to wall pantry. Upper cabinetry didn’t feel right and there was so much room in the pantry that I decided on recycled timber shelves instead.
LAUNDRYOff the kitchen is the laundry. We used the same footprint but enclosed the room, added a similar green to the wallpaper background in the kitchen to one wall and a green subway tiled splash back.
A butlers sink, some lower white cabinets the same style & colour as the kitchen cabinets and then some timber cupboards for added texture. Decorated with cane, wicker, artwork and foliage and it’s a lovely warm and spacious workspace.
DINING ROOMBoth dining and living rooms are large rooms with large windows. Light floods into both rooms and there was plenty of room for a dining table for ten. Comfortable seating in black, walnut & with a touch of rattan, along with a new mantle. This mantle used to be in our builders shed and it has been repurposed and painted white for a fresh look.
LIVING ROOMThe living room is the final room in our living spaces and what a transformation it was. It is now cosy, inviting and spacious. The Italian blossom wallpaper adds a beautiful dimension to the room and the cream sofas are comfortable and with removable covers they’re practical.
IN SUMMARYHaving worked on many renovations for clients, I found myself as my own client in July 2022 when my husband and I purchased a farm, with a house that was in desperate need of love and attention.
Only one week prior, and before the real estate agents had the opportunity to even list the property, a woman had been to look at what is now our home and she left and was never seen again. The look on her face (I can only assume as I wasn’t there) I was to see again on friends faces when they turned to me and asked “What have you done?”. Seeing beyond what was in front of me I knew this could be the family home I had been longing for. We needed an understanding bank manager, a good builder and for no one else to make an offer before we could make ours.
Success! A lengthy settlement, with neither party wanting to rush into anything, gave me the opportunity to prepare for what would be a wild ride and as you can see by these images – it was all well worth it.