Hello everyone! I wanted to let you know about some big news that is happening around here. Aside from having a successful IVF transfer this past month, yay!
We have decided to add on to our house!
My father-in-law has been with us for about 7 months now and we feel like it is time for him to have a space of his own. Our house right now has a separate little building that is attached to the house by the roof. We have been using the space for our shop all this time.
The space as-is, is too small for an apartment so we will be adding on to the back of it. I will be updating you all on the progress.
If you haven’t joined Periscope yet you should. It is where I will be sharing live video updates on the progress of the addition!
I hope I can count on you guys for help on make some of the color decisions and other features! Today I will show you some of my thoughts for the kitchen, as well as some wants and wishes.
Here goes our favorite things at Hawthorne and Main!
What are your thoughts on natural wood? Is it coming back into style?
I picked up some kitchen cabinet second hand, I actually need to tell you guys the story about how I acquired these. It is pretty good one. They are a blond natural wood color. In the beginning I was going to paint them white, but as time goes on, I am considering leaving them.
The elements that I love in this picture are the floor and counter tops. I want to put a rustic wood tile on the floor and I would love to do some sort of DIY white counter top. Plus, don’t you just love those bar stools!
The feature that caught my eye here are the light fixtures. I am such a fan of rustic decor. I think that one of these pendant lights above the sink would me aaaahhhhh-mazing!
This is a wish list want. We did not discuss this when we drew up the plan for the building. But after doing some window shopping online (is that a thing online) I have loved the look of open beam ceilings.
What are your thoughts on the open beams?
As another space saver, I am planning to add barn doors wherever I can. Not only do they save on space but I really like the look of them. I may or may not go with the DIY version.
Have you guys seen any good DIY barn door tutorials?
So there you have some of my ideas for the kitchen. Again this is going to be a small little apartment. Have you seen any good idea for small space living?
I think I could use all the help I can get.
**Also also, the addition needs a name. It is after all going to be its own separate living space, if you think of a cute name for a small little house send it my way!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!