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Making Space

If you follow my blog then it will be no surprise to you that we have been looking at ways in which we can expand our home to make room for our family. Our house is a dormer bungalow which means downstairs is far bigger than upstairs. It's great that downstairs has plenty of room for us and all of the gear that comes with two children but sadly upstairs we really lack space and storage.

We've been working with architects and going through the planning applications for some time now, I was pregnant with Alex when it all started and Alex is now 8 months old, it has taken far too long!! But hey we have our plans passed and are now in the process of contacting structural engineers and stuff like that now, hopefully things will start to move a little quicker now. 

We are extending the upstairs dormers outwards so to be able to have a full size bedroom for A and a family bathroom, currently we have a box room and a toilet room.

Our kitchen space downstairs isn't really big enough to do much with at the moment, the living space around it is of good size but the kitchen itself is slightly poxy. Whilst we had the plans drawn up and submitted we thought we may as well add to the kitchen and go out towards the back of the house into the garden with it. This is the space I am most excited to get started with. Since having our kitchen installed a few years ago (almost 5!) our tastes have changed so as well as getting more space for a family we didn't have back then, we can also modernise to our new needs. 

I've started looking at some ideas and I thought I would share a few with you here. 

branded i.e. Simply Plastics, Simply Plastics UK, www.simplyplastics.com

I just love the modern, glossy, clean look of this kitchen. The light colour palette but also the day wipe clean look really appeals to me. To go with that kind of clean look I think an acrylic splash back like you can get from Simply Plastics is high on my wish list, some more examples below;

branded i.e. Simply Plastics, Simply Plastics UK, www.simplyplastics.com 

branded i.e. Simply Plastics, Simply Plastics UK, www.simplyplastics.com 

I also absolutely love these themes;

I look forward to sharing more ideas with you in the near future. 

Hayley x

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