Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Reflection time again...

Our inside door handles

Warning to all my readers, this is a long, completely sooky whinge....but this is a house build blog therefore us long suffering owners are entitled to a little whinge every now and then LOL

It happened again. I went to the house for a quick brief visit with the sole purpose of taking a picture for Victoria but when we got there, our kitchen guy had been...so how excited was I! The builder opened the house for us so I went in to look at my 'dream kitchen'.

I don't know how to say this but I was disappointed so much so that I didn't take any pictures at all. Once again, the kitchen is still only 3/4 finished with bits of panels missing here and there. that's OK, work in progress but what I noticed was that one of the cupboard panels had a large gap between the bottom and the draw underneath. Obviously, something did not measure right and it looked like they had down tools in order to come back with a solution. I suppose I am just sick and tired of everything in my house only being half finished all the time. Why cant my kitchen just be installed complete like a 'normal' house build. Also, our shower screens were installed, very nice I grudgingly admit but then I started to focus on the tiles in the powder room and how I don't like them. Mr B by this stage was used to my 'is this alright, or maybe I should have done this' type of conversation. Anyway, Mr B went upstairs to look at the red cupboards for our bar upstairs...all I could hear was ohhhhhhhhhhhh by that stage I did not want to go upstairs and see the rest of my choices.

The bar, what can I say...I don't know if I love it or hate my colour choice. It is certainly different. Mr B was fantastic, he said it looked so funky and original, it is after all our family home and we need colour in our lives as all the walls are white. I just don't know any more. Part of me said I should have just gone all white and beige... but I felt it was important to inject my own personality into my home. Should I have gone safe...I think that is what I am struggling with at the moment. Anyway, the glass screens in my ensuite and bathroom looked absolutely gorgeous so at least I am happy with those rooms.

Tomorrow is the big day I see all my robes and walk in pantry totally decked out. Already I am fretting over my choice in wood. Every now and then I have this little 'meltdown' and I just wish I could just pick neutral colours, it would have made everything so much easier.

On a different note, I was very sad to read today that The House that A-M built is going to close down and become private subscription only. A-M always leaves the most beautiful, positive comments on my blog and it is also the first blog I read every morning on my blog list....always a wonderful, inspiring picture or story to start my morning routine.

That's all for now, no pics of the house but tomorrow watch this space.....THE WARDROBES

Mrs B


Lee said...

This post made me smile - it brought back so many memories of when we did our home extension. And whoever said 'it's not about the destination, it's about the journey' must never have built/renovated a home! You get impatient in the end to just have it ALL done. From everything I have seen on your blog thus far, I think your new family home is going to be quite beautiful. The red bar will look fantastic when you've got everything in the house, just trust your instincts.

Kek said...

Beige....? Safe....? *scratches head* What are these words you speak?


stormygirl said...

Ahhh, Mrs B, I think all of us at one point in time (or sometimes more...) doubt our colour choices. I know I have, and I'm yet to see any of mine come together.

" I felt it was important to inject my own personality into my home" (Quote: Mrs B)

...and that is what it is all about! Your home will be finished soon, and it will be gorgeous in all it's uniqueness. Have faith in yourself!

I personally can't wait to see more photos of your home. You have chosen some wonderful colours that are not 'safe', and not like 'most' other people. I say absolutely well done, and bring on the photos!!! I also expect to see your home featured in a glossy magazine one day!

Yes, quite upset to read A-M's blog this morning also...

DesignTies said...

Don't worry, Mrs, B, everything will turn out great!! :-) As I've mentioned in another comment (or two or three!!), all the design & decorating decisions you've made so far are fantastic. Sometimes it's just hard to envision how a room is going to look when it's only partly finished.

Hang in there!! It'll all be done soon, and you're going to love it!! And in the meantime, feel free to whinge away -- like you said, it's part of the building process!!



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