Well good morning all. This Sunday's broadcast is coming from one of my reader's homes.
Michelle has asked if you would all be able to help her make some decisions regarding the renovation/rejuvenation of her home, here in Brisbane. Oh it's got character... VJ's, mouldings, pretty window, French doors... deep sigh.
Lets start with the kitchen:
Michelle's first question is: "Do you think I should paint the doors in the kitchen white? Change the splashback"? Michelle is on a tight budget so she is not planning to replace her floor tiles or benchtops for the time being. So any changes she makes really have to work in with what she is not changing! Look at those cupboard door profiles! Do you agree they are screaming out to be highlighted in white. I did refer Michelle over to Kerri at Driftwood Interiors for some heart stopping, white kitchen reno inspiration! What do you think she should do with the splashback?.. if anything. You know me... my answer most likely will always be - white subway... sigh!
Moving on to the main bathroom. The floor and wall tiles have been removed since these photos have been taken.. so you're getting the real 'before photos' folks. Michelle has already laid the floor and wall tiles you see below in the renovated bathroom/laundry downstairs. She is wondering whether she should use the same tiles, you see below, in this bathroom. Now I'm a sucker for consistency, I don't know about you. I used the same floor and wall tile right throughout all my bathrooms and laundry... and just made each room unique with different fixtures and fittings. Michelle is not sure whether to paint the dark window frames/door/vanity white in bathroom. She notes that the other windows in the rest of house are timber on the inside so this may mean needing to paint everything else to be consistent. Yep, I say paint it all. Your thoughts?
Michelle also is thinking about about changing the vanity top to stone (maybe snow) and changing the handles. Not to sway you Michelle.. but I have 'snow'... LOVE it... easy to clean...even with 2 boys and their grotty bug hunting hands.
Michelle has used 600 x 300 (gloss white on walls) & 600 x 300 (limestone / beige colour in honed finish on floor) in the downstairs bathroom. The wall tiles have been laid vertically. Yay!.. complements the age and character of the home.
The rest of the bathroom in question. She's keeping the bath - yay! ... and there's the window trim in question. Remember all these current tiles have gone.....bye-bye diamond pattern.
... and last but not least, Michelle requests - "any tips on what to do with our attractive fire place and dining room would be appreciated. Have not had any luck finding a dining table/sideboard to suit this room, hence the lack of furniture present!!" Side track - love the floors, room arch, cornices, vj's... isn't it great to work with good bones!
Well thank you in advance, for helping out Michelle with advice on her kitchen, bathroom and fireplace. It will be great for her to receive opinions other than mine! I told her... you put it out there in blog land, you'll have your reno done in no time. I mean you all helped me build my house from the ground up... and that was no mean feat.....oh it makes me tired just thinking of it all again!
Have a great day.