I have always been a pretty poor shopper. I get terrible guilt when buying things. So often, I’ll find a nice dress, buy it, and then return it a few days later. Even last weekend whilst browsing the stores with my mum I had to explain to her that I just couldn’t commit to parting ways with a whopping £6 for the black blouse I had my eye on. I’m a poor excuse for a woman! Buyer’s guilt – it’s a killer.
However, we’ve had some developments in my abysmal shopping skills this past week or so.
Check this out. Thanks to some B&Q and John Lewis vouchers that we have had for ages, we have now officially bought:
The oven, the hob, the kitchen sink and the kitchen tap.
BOOM! We have progress!
You like our choices? I’m so chuffed. The oven and hob are both A+ rated, something that is really important to me, and I think they look pretty tasty too. The sink is a composite white, which is a bit fancy and a little different to your standard stainless steel but as far as sinks go – without sounding a little dramatic – I thought it was beautiful! And the same for the tap. I tell you, there are a lot of taps out there to pick from, and it’s a lot harder than you’d think. Thankfully, our choices have guarantees for at least a decade, which is a lot longer than standard, so that’s a relief.
They’re all expected to arrive next week, and will probably need to be stored somewhere until it’s installation time – the spare bedrooms I imagine.
I can’t believe we’ve actually bought the stuff to be honest and it’s all getting very real!
Further to that, we’ve also finalised our kitchen designs, and are due to place the official order within the next few days. Ahhhhh! Can you believe it?!
We have chosen a matte grey kitchen, with a grey oak work surface and I just adore it. It’s modern, will allow our kitchen to remain bright yet warm, and will go with any colour scheme we pick, without becoming just another white gloss kitchen in a UK home – what was our initial choice. And you know what we’re like, we always like to do things a little differently!
After so long determined we were going for a white gloss, I’m actually impressed with how impulsive Joe and I have been in making this final decision, as we’re normally just useless at this kind of thing. Here is the catalogue picture of the range we’ve chosen.
What do you think? Any colour scheme recommendations? We’ve still not decided! (Shocker…)
I’ll have another construction update coming soon, as the building work is continuing at a good pace now and we’re so close to having the roof on!