G’day, we’re all set!

Cottage kitchen remodel

Not long ago I wrote a little note about my Balaton cottage moodboard, but here’s the actual realized project: the kitchen’s luxury makeover, in other words switching the plastic bowls for a real sink.

Connecting water to the kitchen was by no means a humdrum task. G’day! Luckily I got a ton of help in finding the perfect workforce, but after that I did all of the management. But I wasn’t just separated from the professionals by 200 km, but also a few differences of opinion. G’day, that wasn’t represented in the quote! I quickly decided that I was going to personally supervise the work and spent as much time as possible on the scene. I’m not sorry for that one bit, because everything was installed where and how I wanted it, although there was a lot of dead time as I was waiting for this or that professional to arrive in the absence of a 3G network. G’day, I’ll come back in a flash! 2 hours later, the phone: I’m still at lunch! There I was, waiting and paying attention and thinking about how beautiful and comfortable it would be once it was finished! My biggest trick was the daily phone call, in case of a delay this was place 15-40 minutes each. After a while they seemed to get sick of this and simply came or called me, to let me know where they were in the work and what extra costs came up. I didn’t let them not do it! G’day! I’ll start next Monday, or the Monday after that, actually let’s make it Wednesday... Then he showed up on Monday and did it! Of course this isn’t the point, but rather that we patiently waited for the process to take it’s course, and then it was ready and beautiful!

Cottage kitchen remodel

2-3 years ago we bought one kitchen module from IKEA and since then they stopped manufacturing it, we couldn’t continue building the same style and so we bought new modules for the rest of the build-out under the counter. The whole kitchen was built around the sink, this was the central point. It fits the environment, as a two basin, porcelain sink, and it’s also practical because we can wash tons of dishes in the over-proportioned piece. (Here we don’t and never will have a washing machine, so we took the double basin very seriously!) This household isn’t centered around being a perfect outfitted, well-supplied place, like at home, because I don’t want to spend all of my time with cleaning, tidying and cooking. Here the main goal is resting, with the exception of hosting guests of course!

Cottage kitchen remodel

For the kitchen we bought a module that was 80cm with doors. The counter we bought a while ago matched perfectly with the new pieces. Above the fridge however, we needed to find a tailored solution, because we didn’t want to replace the newish fridge. I pushed it under the counter, left enough space for it to air out, put a counter over it secured by the wall on one side and countertop on the other with some consuls. We brought the kitchen to life in an easy $600. These are the times you realize that a beautiful interior isn’t made up of money only! A few good ideas and a nice esthetic touch, and you can create a beautiful interior with just a small budget!

Cottage kitchen remodel

You might have seen from the first pictures that the opening and closing of cupboards had an interesting solution. It’s not a budget solution, but a temporary one. I imagined a special thing with the kitchen furniture, but I’ll only have time for it later. One thing is for sure, I don’t want to greet next Spring with this string solution!

Cottage kitchen remodel

Finally, a few detailed pictures from the kitchen. Below the ceramic tiles will also be a part of the further development! The kitchen isn’t done yet, but I think that we’ve made a lot of progress with the water flowing out of the sink!

Cottage kitchen remodel

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Hello July!

A month ago I said goodbye to a very boring May, and stood ready to welcome an exciting June iwth open arms!…and I always get what I want. Here are the stats of the past 30 days.

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Trending shoe colors

Couple of weeks ago I made a nice selection of Hungarian designers spring bags. Now I decided to collect the trending shoe colors for 2013 spring and summer. These two are mye weakness.: bags and shoes. I can’t have enough of them. Later I will give you ideas of wearing these shoes!

First of all here are the candy colors especially the peach, but I would also like to mention robin egg blue and mint as the other two trending hue. They are available in many styles and the best for those who has many soft color summer dresses in their wardrobe.

pastel shoes

Nude is also a kind of pastel, but more versatile, more flexible. You can almost wear it with anything. I think Princess Catherine made is so popular. She loves to wear nude! It is worth to buy a bit more expensive pair, since it can be worm with almost anything. Nudes are a real Jolly Joker!

Nude shoes

Let’s go a bit deep. Here are the blues. Although I am not  real blue person, I am considering this year buying a pair of blue sandals. It fit perfectly with any red, white and blue set, that is a must have for the summer!

Blue shoes

Bold colors. They are my favorite. I love each one of them. They are not as easy to combine as a nude or a blue, but id you wear a simple outfit these shoes will make sure you are not boring!

Bold color shoes

On the other side here are the no-color shoes: the black and whites (and a silver sandal, that I could not resist). The black flat sandal is a must have just like the blue maritime shoes for week-end casual outfits!


Black and white shoes

Next time I will show these shoes surrounded with some outfits!

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