We are a flat owners for a months now, so we have already most of the official papers and every construction start with a demolition, so now our flat will be reborn.
I share you some “before” pictures:
So financial planning is highly important, according to your money and time you can choose an interior designer or a brigade as well, but if you have a good imagination you can same money and search on your own experts like wrapper or mason ect. We have chosen the last, and decided to do most of the demolition on our own (especially my husband has really good skills and tools for his father, while I am better in project management). I have made a financial plan, which includes 15% extra money in the first term, which we can later spend on some extra furnitures.
Now we have removed a wall, some doors,the old AC, the wall paintings and replacement of doors- windows and the electricity are in process. So the walls are naked:):
This is the most expensive part of the flat and also in our focus as we will spent most of our time at kitchen-living room. Yes, we have opened the wall between the kitchen and the bigger room to become an American style living room and we will have only a small bedroom separated by a window wall. Now I will only explain the kitchen part.
Covers: the walls are going to be just plain white, while the floor will get a light wooden style gres (we have to decide till next week):
I have these trendy plastic wall covers so we have ordered this cute Chevron tiles from Equipe Ceramicas. Since I have been studied in Portugal, I am in love with those “azulejos” so that Lisbon fantasy named tile will be by the hob.
Furnitures: we will create the dream kitchen front of my husband: IKEA Bodbyn with some Tornviken elements. This will look so traditional with some modern elements and the off-white color will bring the lights in to the kitchen. I also love that it has glass door options as well. Honestly IKEA kitchen planner is so easy to use and much cheaper…
Our dinning table will be a mid-century one for my grandma in dark brown color, while will make a super contrast of new. We are still looking for the chairs, but still have some ideas.
Appliances: our dishwasher will be a Bosch built-in one for sure as we currently have one, which we love and also my parents has such one. Hob will work with gas as they are much better then ceramic- you can control the temperature more quickly and it is much cheaper then induction hobs, for which you have to select special equipments. Microwave and oven will stand high in a built-in cabinet, while Fridge should be free-standing, due to our magnet collection:)
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