Life is the art of drawing without an eraser ~ John W. Gardner

Ideas. At Work.

Our company’s value, fit the whole situation right now. :)

Been killing my eyesight with all the home decorations photos, surfing hundreds of websites on the world wide web, spending hours in bookshop browsing through all the interior design magazines, idling away fantasizing my dream home…… My mind is working around the clock for the soon-to-be-completed home. Even the upcoming OZ trip seems so unimportant.

However, everything is just a sudden spark of idea or some random photos I’ve got from the internet. No actual quotation or whatsoever has been sought, because I do not have the actual measurements yet. At this juncture, all we could do is find out what exactly we want to do and how we should do it.

Have a brief talk with Andrew last night, with our current financial capacity, I foresee we would be buying a lot of DIY stuffs from Ikea, which could save us some renovation costs. Sigh…… Just the thought of the sum of the renovation cost already freaks me out a lot. Home appliances and furnishings are not yet taken into account! Geez……

Anyway, let’s put those S-Eleven sign aside. I am curious and interested in this bathroom design. If you so happened to know how to do those tiles, please please please let me know. I’m not sure if the multi-color stripes on the tiles were sprayed on or it is a colored tile by itself. If it’s originally colored tiles, the colors can’t be matching so perfectly from one to another.

I adore simplicity and chic design. Sophisticated and elegant decorations are nice too, but I don’t think I can afford that for now.

Love the color combinations and the difference of tiles used in the photo below. Sometimes you don’t need everything to be in perfect match to look perfect. :) However, if you have a small bathroom, you may want to keep to only one material and colour as that would make the bathroom appear to be larger, visually. :)

The new house comes with a complete set of bathroom sink. Guess we won’t be changing it. Sigh. I’ve always loved square sinks, they look so “clean”. Hahaha.

My dream bathroom! Looks so clean!

Okay, enough of daydreaming.

Went to Ikea yesterday, couldn’t find any good bathroom accessories. Argh! I foresee the DIY is going to be a painful one. :(

5 responses

  1. wahhhhhhh…i like the last bathroom very much!
    look bright, clean & sparkles ^^

    December 14, 2010 at 9:41 AM

  2. Square sink has more edges, means possible of more stains in the future = more cleaning time = dirty easily =hard to maintain wahahahaha

    For the bathroom, I think its best to put the sliding door like what Vivi has done. My house have it too, and the bathroom is always dry and clean and doesn’t get mouldy easily.

    Black tiles, look like boleh tahan dirty right? After you shower, when the water dries you can see white lines/ stain on the black tiles de (my SIL room is like dat)

    I think you can spend getting better toilet bowl/better sink to make it a better bathroom, its really worth it especially you can do business there with real comfort

    For Kitchen, I think IKEA systems is pretty good and they have 10 years guarantee/warranty and you don’t have to worry they don’t come to service if there’s problem unlike outside contractor. 1 yr warranty? Even within 1 yr warranty got problem also they don’t even care! Just what I think. Even branded kitchen interior house also the same they sub it to outside contractor also de lor.

    December 15, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    • Ashley

      Cheryl, thanks for the tips!
      Well, I’m not going to do major renovations, budget constraint. Tiles and all that, don’t think i can change ler :( Dat’s why I’m curious with that colorful tiles and wonder if it is sprayed on, which doesn’t involve hacking and changing the tiles.
      Sliding door oso don’t think i can do, as the bathroom in master bedroom is at the corner that doesn’t have much room for sliding door. Plus, need to spend extra again if to change that door. :(
      So, I’m only thinking of adding and changing the necessary, not like major reno lah. :(
      Yeah, I’m thinking of Ikea’s kitchen, but, haven’t seen one that I like. Sigh…. very headache lah. There’s still lighting, fans, furnitures…… walau……

      December 15, 2010 at 11:24 PM

      • For the lights make sure to buy those not so fancy, and the light bulb are those not easily burnt, coz if not, you’ll be keep on spending money on changing light bulbs.

        For the shower door, yea small corner also can do you can survey and check first.

        Lighting wise and fan, make sure you check the distance / gap btwn fan and lighting because if too near you’ll end up with disco room.

        Sprayed on tiles, after u use for sometimes, the paint come off mai look very ugly?
        Actually for bathroom tiles is not so expensive de, survey the price first then consider later lor.

        For washing machine, if you buy side load, you can get washing machine and then on top put the dryer. If top load cant do that have to put side by side.

        If you like a lot of mirror I think the cheapest are sold in IKEA.

        The kitchen hob and hood, buy 1 set the best brand of course is Fujioh for chinese cooking especially, or go for pacifica (i think) or rinnai. Remember to choose with the cast iron on top for the hob, more lasting, coated paint those not advisable because the paint will come off very ugly after that.

        Kitchen Sink faucet, get those longest/highest possible with the head that can adjust direction so when you wash pot its easier and more space for you to turn coz if the faucet is low, it’ll block the space. troublesome.

        Hope these tips are helpful to you too.

        December 18, 2010 at 12:43 AM

      • Ashley

        WAH Cheryl, indeed very helpful tips!!!! Love you! *muaks*
        I’ll keep those in mind. :D

        December 20, 2010 at 10:44 AM

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