Decor, Renovation

More haste less speed

So I’ve not been very good at keeping my blog up to date lately. There’s just been so much happening, I’ve struggled for time. It does mean I have a few things I can tell you about though. So I’ll pick up where I left off with the tiling. The upstairs bathroom has, of course, now been finished. I actually stood in the bathroom the other week without shoes on. It may not sound like a big deal, but to actually walk around in my socks is big news for us at Number 18!! I love the upstairs bathroom just as much as I love the downstairs shower room. Our tiler has done such a fantastic job.


We’ve also put up the shower head in the downstairs shower room. We just need to get ordering the other things we need. Trying to find an oval shaped sink that doesn’t break the bank is driving me bonkers!!


We’ve painted the kitchen an off-white colour. I didn’t want to stick with white and wanted merely a hint of colour to keep the kitchen looking fresh. I really love the colour, it’s not quite grey, perhaps more biscuity. The fact the paint is called coconut juice makes it even more fabulous in my eyes.

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We’ve also ordered the kitchen and it’s arriving tomorrow!!! Eeek! We did have a minor problem, but it’s worked out ok in the end. Turns out the kitchen I thought I wanted wasn’t lacquer gloss, when I want a high gloss kitchen. It’s a long story, but the crux of it is I only very narrowly escaped having a kitchen I would have hated all because I was trying to rush getting it ordered. I must learn to be more patient. So we had to go back to the drawing board and finally decided on a metrica gloss walnut kitchen by Mackintosh. It’s a slightly better spec than the Halvanto kitchen we were originally looking at, but we had it on offer so it actually came out a little cheaper. I cannot wait to see it arrive tomorrow!

Nadine x