Friday, June 8, 2012

Making a Home...

The one thing that takes up a lot of my time and attention other than my children is my house. I love my house and I love the process of turning my house into a HOME :)

Buying a new house straight from the developer means you're literally buying an empty space. The good news is you have a 100% say on the designs and most fixtures in the house. The bad side? Obviously is the COST. For a young couple such as Lan and myself who've only started working for 5-6 years, the cost to beautify our crib do put a huge hole in our pockets. Renovations and furniture does not come cheap so instead of doing everything in one go, our reno plans are done in stages in accordance to the affordability factor of the moment :)

For example before we moved in the house, the only additional renovation we did was to add in tiles to the living room, secured house grills and kitchen cabinets. Over time we managed to add in the wallpapers, installed new gates and commissioned for a small gazebo to be build for Ryan's playhouse (this was more of Atuk's project rather than mummy and daddy's :p). Last week we extended the laundry area by putting additional grills for additional security. What I really want to do next is to tile the whole porch area. Hopefully I'll have enough $$$ saved by the end of the year to do so ;p ( I guess I should stop shopping and start saving instead haha)

As for interior designs the only completed room at home is Ryan's room and the kiddies playroom downstairs. Funnily enough the first room that I furnished when we moved in was Ryan's. I didn't even bother buying anything new for my bedroom, just hauled all my old furniture from our Shah Alam home (Your babies will always comes first when you become a mother ;p) Heheh I even went furniture shopping for Iman and Ranya's room during pantang. I remembered dragging Lan and Ryan around Klang to find the perfect wardrobe for the girls.

Anyways now that the kiddies room are done and dealt with, I'm moving on to the living room. I'm currently dreaming and drooling over these console table :) Solid wood in the darkest shade of brown *yummy*

 Simple classic designs

which I plan to decorate with bright coloured ornament, lamps and vases 

Anyway, I went browsing in Ikea yesterday and I saw this gorgeous outdoor plant shelves. I WANT IT so bad. Gorgeous kan? I can imagine lining up colourful geraniums on it... *saya suka saya suka*
Hubby thinks I should look around first before buying it *maybe -__-*
Should I? oh well I can wait a few more weeks, I guess...

Have a great weekend ahead everyone *muackz*


Sha said...

Post a picture of the kids room. I want to see

~f@R~ said...

Coming soon or better yet just come on over la... hehehe