It’s the first of the month and that means it #BloggersHomes time again! Thank you so much to everyone who links up their blogs/vlogs, tweeted, tagged on instagram last month. I love to see all the new changes you make to your homes, your inspriation and tips. Scroll to the bottom to find out who has won May’s link up and to also link up for this month. Also, I want to sneak in a small bit of award news! I’m thrilled to have been shortlisted in the Britmums BiBs Awards in the Arts & Design category (for interiors blogs) and there is a little badge in the sidebar should you want to vote for us (closes on the 2nd July 11.59pm)
Anyway… back to it and the feature tour this month. This extension has been something I have been following on social media, more so that my favourite soap. Donna at What the Redhead Said has done an amazing job at completing this space. It’s both traditional and trendy and perfectly timeless (and I have bi fold envy!).
What do you love most about the room?
Ah I love everything. Our extension had been a dream for so long, and we planned so many tiny details that now I just love it all. But, a huge part of the room for me is the exposed brick wall. It’s not really brick – but brick effect tiles, and I think it brings the whole room together really well.
I also love how much storage space we have in the kitchen – with pull out storage solutions, plinth drawers under the units and even a drawer under the sink that fits around the pipes. Every inch of space has been used as well as possible and no space is wasted. It will be perfect for our family as it grows and has real longevity – I know that this kitchen will still work for us in ten years time.
It’s such a lovely sociable space. As a family we spend so much time around the kitchen island – cooking, doing homework, eating breakfast. It’s a real hub of the home and somewhere that I now love to spend time. It’s also so lovely to finally have a work space – and a downstairs toilet!
What would you do differently, if anything?
Honestly, I don’t think we would change a thing. There’s still some little things that we need to do – I’d like some little rustic shelves, there’s some painting that needs finishing and I want to get a sideboard with a wine rack in it. We hadn’t thought about where to put alcohol – so that’s probably the only thing. Next time I would definitely plan alcohol storage a bit better! In all seriousness though, we’re so happy with the space and wouldn’t change a thing.
And what room is next in your list?
There are two big jobs next. One is the garden – as the extension has destroyed our lawn and we’d really just like to make the garden more of a usable space now that the extension has taken over some of it. This will involve getting rid of our HUGE 30ft shed and having a more traditional shed at the end of the garden, giving us a much bigger expanse of lawn, a play area and better veg patches.
But, we also want to give our bedroom an overhaul – knock out a chimney breast, get fitted wardrobes, new carpet and make it into more of a finished, grown up space. I think this job will actually get bumped up the list and we’ll do the garden next year.
Get The Look
1. LED metal letters – Cult Furniture £10 // 2. 2 Tier dish rack – RSH £69 // 3. Tolix dining chairs – Online Reality £43 // 4. Subway tiles – Tile Mountain £15.99 s/m // 5. Industrial style dining table – John Lewis £499 // 6. Red Brick tiles – Porcelain Superstore £34 s/m // 7. Industrial wall art – RSG £39 // 8. Industrial Tolix style bar stools – Cult Furniture £49
BLOGGERS’ HOMES LINK UP…
The Bloggers’ Homes link up opens on the 1st of every month and is open until the 24th of each month (10pm GMT) for you to link up your homes & garden related blogs & vlogs…old & new!
Each month a winner will be selected at random and that person will win a £30 Rockett St George voucher. The winner will be notified on their link up email and also announced on the following months Bloggers’ Homes.
Link Up Rules…
1. All you have to do is link up your homes blogs or vlogs, old or new (for fairness…no more than 2 please!)
2.Paste either a text link or add the badge below to your blog post, or pop a text link in your vlog description.
3. Don’t forget to share some blog/vlog love with others who have linked up, by popping by and commenting and if tweeting or instagramming, use the #bloggershomes for a retweet or like. I round up favourite snaps weekly on my instagram feed each Sunday around 6pm.
4. When you link up, you will receive an email notification to your link email address for future Bloggers’ Homes posts, so you will never miss out when the link up goes live each month…good luck!!
The winner of last months Bloggers’ Homes link up is…. Suzanne (Inside, Outside & Beyond) who was 4th in the link up…congratulations!