One of the worst things about owning your own home is that there is a never ending list of jobs and improvements which just seems to grow and grow. At present there are at least ten things which need to be done and fairly soon. Then there is also the dream list, the when you have a bit more spare money and time list. AKA the list which may never be ticked off but you love to sit and think about it all the same.
At the moment just off the top of my head I need carpets to be replaced, walls to be hacked off and replastered as well as general decorating work. Quite possibly a new washing machine any day and do not even get me started on the garden. But the dream is to have a bigger kitchen. You all know how much I love to cook and it may surprise you to know I have a fairly teeny galley style kitchen. It does the job but I have a million different kitchen ideas from completely ripping out the units and opening up the kitchen into my old battered conservatory and having a huge kitchen island and prep area. A walk in pantry would be a plus too and one of those walls with all the cool pans and utensils hung all over it. One area would be filled with herbs and greenery and maybe even a big comfy chair for me to relax and read my cookery books. A girl can dream hey.
I’d love a huge window or french doors looking into my (obviously revamped ) garden, loads of natural sunlight streaming in and a nice decked area outside with….an outdoor cooking space. I mean we don’t really get the weather for it but you know the kind of outdoor cooking spaces you see in American homes.
I mean all I really need to get this done is a big money win. Until then I’ll get some paint on a few walls around the house, freshen up a few areas and save my pennies for the next big thing that goes wrong.
What kind of things do you do when you want to make little changes and freshen up your home without spending a fortune?
For me it’s a lick of paint, maybe hire a carpet cleaner and some new soft furnishings and a major declutter. On that note see you in about 6 months….
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