I’ve woken this morning to realise I have now been living in my house for 11 years… some years weren’t particularly great, but certainly the last few years have been awesome, up until the last few months!
In spectacular form, everything is typically breaking on me!
Just before Christmas, my oven decided it didn’t like the temperature I turned it up to (my own fault really) and the heating element blew. So that was a fractious time, having to cook at friend’s houses, however it did mean living off a huge beef joint for several days which is a Keto follower’s dream!
This week though, I noticed my fridge freezer was making a rather bizarre noise, almost like heavy breathing… and then it stopped. Just like that, at 11pm on Wednesday evening, my trusty fridge freezer gave up, fully stocked. Fortunately I naturally had a spare fridge in the garage and a neighbour helped move it into my kitchen yesterday in true Chuckle Brothers style! Just as I saved my food the old fridge seems to have come back to life, it clearly needed a break!
So now, my plans are to try and jump on a problem before it exists and whilst I appreciate that my lounge is a comfy zone, it has become far too comfortable recently and for my big Spring clean, I would love to totally overhaul it. I have previously written about home improvements and transforming my living room and utilising space and this will be the first room I tackle!
A new couch is definitely on the agenda and I am hoping that a different style will reinvent the room and hopefully create more space. I do like the look of this leather sofa from Next, but knowing my dog loves to jump up for a cuddle and snooze, I may just hold out a little longer. Next on the agenda is tackling the lounge windows; I have a lovely bay window but have never made the most of it and need to change this.
I am quite liking the idea of window shutters. They look so elegant and appear to open up a room more, creating the idea of a spacious living area. A friend has shutters on her bay window and I am really impressed. It’s a great way to work with a space that for me is normally closed off by curtains, the living room shutters I have researched seem to offer a little more privacy too!
I do have some grand plans for my home, but before jumping ahead with extension plans, I think that reinventing my living room space with shutters and a new couch will be slightly less stressful!
Do you have any grand plans to redesign your home this year?
This is a collaborative piece.