The Beginning Of Our Home Improvements


Over the next few months we are having a makeover on our house. It's something we have wanted to do for a long time but it never seemed the right time to start. Money is a huge factor when it comes to totally revamping your house and it's taken us quite a few years to save mainly because we still like our holidays and weekends away. The main jobs are our bedroom, the bathroom and the front and back gardens however it's been a good few years since our kitchen was last changed, and the tell tale signs of wear have been starting to show recently.
We have already decided on a new bathroom suite and colour scheme for the bedroom but a  few weeks ago we made the decision to replace the entire kitchen too. We have been spending our nights searching the internet for ideas for kitchens as ours looks so outdated now.  Once we've chose the kitchen units we then have to choose work tops too and at the moment it just seems like a mammoth task. 

We haven't actually decided on anything just yet we are still in the browsing phase but a few colours have popped out at us so we will be making the final decisions over the next few weeks.

Once we have a brand new kitchen we will also be looking to replace our oven, hob and extractor. Our current oven seems so out dated now so it is definitely time for an upgrade. 

Once we have the colour scheme I will be looking for new small electrical's too. Kettle, toaster, coffee machine (the Tassimo is a must for Daddy), and of course the microwave.

I would say out of everything in the kitchen the microwave gets the most use. Whether it's for defrosting frozen bread, reheating a cup of tea, or quickly cooking a pizza when late in from work, it's on almost every day.  We had this one for a few years now and like everything these days it seems dated compared to what's available now. 

The combination microwave oven by Panasonic are perfect for families. Most of them now can fit a family sized casserole dish inside and also double up as a grill too. 

I know once the kitchen is done I will be pleased that we decided to give it an upgrade. I am looking forward to keeping you all up to date with our progress and would appreciate any hints or tips you can give me. Here's to a messy house for a few months but hopefully it will be worth it. 


Michelle

14 comments

  1. Great post this! Over the last 18 months we've spent SO MUCH MONEY on home improvements but then you have to counter that with the fact we've lived in our house for nearly 10 years and not done a whole lot to improve it.

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  2. I too am in the process of redecoration and as exciting as it is, I ever realised how stressful it can be, but all worth it in the end. Plus I'm super nosy so will be back to check on the results. X

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  3. Hi, I love to see home improvement posts as they always inspire me. We are also currently saving for a new kitchen.

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  4. I loved doing our kitchen although the mess can be frustrating! It's the little bits I love like choosing the small appliances x

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  5. Good luck with your home improvements. Our needs loads doing but as it's rented it's not really down to us.

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  6. My Grandma has a microwave oven that is amazing, she can bake cakes, cook casseroles and microwave bormally

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  7. This is so exciting! We moved 6 months ago and have 3 rooms under our belt! We are taking a bit of time off for the baby to arrive but then hopefully we will be back on it

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  8. We did our kitchen last year and I was so excited to plan all the colours and designs!

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  9. This is so exciting! Home improvements are hard work whilst they are happening but totally worth it in the end!

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  10. I am in the middle of redecorating my flat and it seems never ending. It is a very exciting process though. I could spend ages looking at paint samples!

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  11. Good luck with the progress of your kitchen, we'll watch with interest. We are just having our garden too and very excited - its been 10 years in the making!

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  12. Good luck, I don't think people realise how much upheaval there is in renovating a house

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  13. I love home improvements, all that looking through glossy home improvements magazines. Good luck with the renovations, look forward to seeing the finished job :-)

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  14. I hope this is going well. I really need a new microwave myself. Actually buying one is just sitting on the to-do list at the moment, though! I must do something about that.

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