Wednesday, 6 April 2016

A new kitchen #TileMountainFacelift

We have lived in our house for over four year nows and to me it still doesn't feel like a home, one of the main reasons for this is the kitchen! the kitchen should be the heart of the home the place you cook eat and spend time as a family. As it stands my kitchen? its rank! i have no cupboard plints so i am for ever on my hands and knees sweeping up god knows what that finds its way under the cupboards, the walls are wallpapered ( who does that in a kitchen ?? ) and the layout is ALL wrong.

We are planning to make over our kitchen this summer also knocking out under the stairs to make a downstairs toilet ! ( My life long dream of being a home owner ) so when i headed about a blogger competition that title mountain had going i knew i had to try! with the chance to win vouchers for floor or wall tiles. 

Pinterest is one of my closest friends it knows all my wants and needs in life, so it really was my go to place for my ideas. If you don't use pinterest ( you really should ) its like a modern way to mood board and keep a note of all your design ideas and wish list items 

Follow Jess & bodhi's board Kitchen make over on Pinterest.

one of my biggest hates in my kitchen is the floor, A few year ago our bathroom flooded and water came into the kitchen and from that the floor has lifted in places leaving lots of toe subbing and swearing , So i DIY a "temperately" job with some tape and its doing the job for now? i long for the days when i can look down at a beautiful tiled floor ( maybe even with under floor heating ) and enjoy keeping it clean and lovely.

This leads me on to my 1st of many wish list items from tile mountain, Flooring! We are looking to get a simple white kitchen units with wooden worktops and we have both said that a black tile floor would look great and also be hard wearing and long lasting.

This is the lack district modular black floor tiles and i love that you can play around with the layout rather then just squares, I really like how in the photo above that it divides the rooms by the flooring as our kitchen leads out into our large hallway. This floor tile will also be perfect to also use in the toilet room. 

Now I'm the kind of person who loves the use of colour ( i studied fine art at college and Uni ) I love all things bright and bold. My husband on the other hand is more of a beige kind of guy and he has to live in the house swell ( even if i do spend a lot more time in the kitchen then him ) so we have spoken in great length about tile colours 

These are the two we both liked and i am in love with the shapes of both the hammered silver glass pebbles and the hammered Hex Aqua mix i think these could both work really well and i am still keen to use a dark grout with either of these. 

I Can not wait to turn out little house into our forever home!