Isn’t it beautiful? Ok, ok, concrete isn’t something I usually go into raptures over but this is MY concrete and it heralds the beginning of a new extension onto our home.

Beautiful Concrete

When you are renovating, it’s all very easy to get excited about the end the result, the look of the kitchen and bathroom and the colour of the walls. These are all very important components and ones that everyone will see and ooh and aah over. But the foundations are even more important, if not glamorous. And they are about 20% of the overall building budget so here’s another look at the gorgeous footings.

Underpining the old house

The sun is still shining here in Sydney so the plumber is onsite today laying pipes for the bathroom and laundry before more concrete arrives later in the week for the laundry floor.

Ready to lay piping before the laundry floor is poured

Alright, enough of all that boring stuff. On a much more exciting note, I’m meeting with my cabinet maker this afternoon to discuss the kitchen. This renovation has been in the wind for 6 years and I’m agonising over all the choices I made back in 2006. There’s the opportunity to change everything and I’ve been having sleepless nights trying to work out if I should.

Bifold Windows in the Kitchen

The other day I pulled out all the images I had collected for MY inspiration folder and have decided that I really do still like them all.

Butler's Pantry

So now I’m back on track, the decisions for finishes will be easier.

Kitchen Inspiration

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