2016 is the year of improving/upgrading our home. After living in it for nearly 7 years you’d think everything is perfect but in fact owning a house always means updating it. I love doing this sort of stuff though. I am big into DIY projects. Obviously it is going to take a bit longer when you mind 2 kids but I am doing a bit of everything every weekend.
In December I wrote a post about changing Matthew’s bedroom. The painting is all done and I got all the bits and bobs that go on the wall. The only thing I didn’t do yet is assembling the bookshelf that will go in the corner behind the door. Once it’s all done, you will see a blog post and maybe a little video of my finished work.
We had a lot of discussions about this one. Right now the spare bedroom has a bed in it and hubby’s computer table so he has his little office in the corner. The living room is basically a playroom and toys are just everywhere. We did go into the extremes as well to have an extension out the back but we would be basically left with no garden pretty much. Tiny corner anyway. I know the weather is bad in Ireland and we are never out in the garden anyway but it’s still nice to look out into the garden. So this is going to be a chill out/ playroom in the next few months which is probably the biggest project.
There is one messy corner in our kitchen. The press mainly stores towels, napkins and board games. Beside it is a wooden toy box with toys who are no longer played with. I want to replace this with a storage unit from Argos so it looks nice and neat. Something like this. And I will have boxes inside it. This means the living room will look cleaner too as that’s where most of the toys are stored at the moment.
The bathroom is not as important but I do want to upgrade it a bit. For a long time now the toilet roll mounted to the wall is annoying me because it is done in such a way that you can’t reach it properly. Also my press with all my cosmetics and stuff I might change to a different colour other than white. But I haven’t put any thought into it yet because my other press is white too and I am not planning on changing that. It does need some colour though other than white so this can only be done with decorations because the bathroom walls are tiled.
Are you planning on any upgrades in your own home?