Wednesday, June 1, 2011

PROJECT RENOVATION: Kitchen, Dinning & My Bedroom




Project renovation starts today and needs finish before July Ends. These are the photos I grabbed from google while doing my mood board. Here are some of the details for my renovation:

BEDROOM
-This room will just have a minor face lift.
  ~Repaint 1 wall that has been damaged and the paint is chipping already.
  ~Find a nice printed wallpaper and cover that newly painted wall.
  ~Have my ac framed with a nice cornice.
  ~Replace my queen sized bed with just a full one and ofcourse need to shop for new sheets. My Mom bought my 3-yr old bed (I bought it because my Mom likes it and when it arrived it was too big for my room and I have suffered 3-yrs of it's bulkiness already) so she decided to buy it from me since she really likes it.
  ~Replace my old A/C for it eats up power like a horse and my electricity bill costs me an arm and a leg monthly.

DINNING
-This area will get the slightest renovation of all.
  ~Cover 2 walls with either a printed fabric or wallpaper.
  ~Find a cheap chandelier for this area.
  ~Separate the mirror from my china cabinet and use it as an accent for my dinning area.

LIVING ROOM
-Just hafta purchase a new sofa.
  ~Basically I just need to rearrange furnitures in this area.

KITCHEN/MINI-BAR
-This one will eat the crap out of me for I need to bring 1 stupid wall down and turn it into a mini-bar/countertop. Plus I need to redesign cabinets for my little kitchen.
  ~Open up my kitchen by bringing down one wall and turn it into a mini bar.
  ~Find a whole slab of granite to fit my soon to be counter.
  ~Purchase 2 inexpensive high chairs.
  ~Decide on which tiles to use for the kitchen
  ~Purchase a good lighting fixture for the mini-bar.
  ~Design pantry cabinets that will be placed about 3ft from my sink and drawers for my utensils, plates, glasses, & cooking pans.
  ~Find an indoor clothesline that can fit in the higher areas of my kitchen.

Living in a small flat is a real challenge for designers to get the most our of it. I remember back in college in one of our major subjects, our finals was to create a scaled down miniature of a smallest living space possible for an average man (which is 6ft tall). There were no limitations for this project,  you can make a dinning area on top of your bathroom, everything can be super high-tech (touch screens, flat screens and the like), a bed on top of your sink/oven/dishwasher, really tested our imagination and creativity in designing. Everyone went gaga over this project, each team of 3 must outdo one another in quest for the highest grade of 4 (that's how our grading system was, most prolly you have an idea where I got my degree now). And to test what I've learned from the 4 glorious years of studying design, I am now challenging myself to redesign my flat according to my style, taste and standards. 

I will post updates and photos of my said renovation. Send all the luck my way for I only have 2 months to conquer this challenge!

If you have any suggestions, ideas on where I can find the nicest granite in town, wallpapers like those I posted, a good brand of A/C which won't eat up much of my savings, anything that can help me achieve this renovation, please, please drop me a comment. Everything would be appreciated~

That's all for now! Happy June 1st!

32 comments:

bee. said...

Good luck with your renovations! Your inspirations are really nice :)

MissGennD said...

Thanks Bee~ I need a lot of luck on this one.
=)

Amber said...

Wow this sounds like a lot of work! I bet it'll look so SO good, though. GOod luck :)

Leigh said...

great inspirations! i love the idea of the bar stools in the kitchen! love the bright light too! :)

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MissGennD said...

@ Amber-Thanks a bunch~ Yup LOTSA work to do. My wall should be gone before June ends.

@ Leigh- I did some canvassing today and can't choose which should I get. I'm leaning on the yellow/gold/cream shades. Materials nowadays are too expensive~

Gigi Celemin-Beleno said...

Something I would like to do as well. We totally stopped house renovations when expenses shifted to buying milk and diapers :D Thanks for sharing your ideas. You had my mind kept thinking for now.

Ruben Licera SOTM said...

Wow!! Great tips for some who are confused in putting things in order in the house!

Ron Leyba said...

For sure the renovation turned out good! Great planning you have there!

Gemma| My Dailies said...

I am excited to see the outcome!! share photos ha? good luck with the renovation!

A Christians Journey said...

I got inspired seeing the works of creative people like you. Good luck to your project!!! Ric of lifencanvas.blogspot.com

Emmerey said...

great inspirations! :))

GilCamporazo said...

A better project - KDB. It takes to plan out in attaining this renovation project of yours and you will realize them as planned.. Good luck!

Mary Jane Tauyan said...

geez!! i just bought a house in philippines last year a well and really wanting to have it renovated the way i wanted to be! but its gonna be so massive planning so good luck to me and you as well! nice planning too xx

notingathena said...

good luck miss genn! it sure is gonna be a lot of work :)

Noks Sosa I SiningFactory.com said...

Yay! Good luck. Have fun renovating your pad! Yay! I am really excited to see the Before and After. Hehehe.

Earlie Doriman said...

I'M sure you've enjoyed the product of your home makeover.you are gifted with brill make over concepts and thanks for sharing these tips.

kikomaxxx said...

magkavibes kayo ng kapatid ko when it comes to home wrecking ang renovation.. hahaha

ralph said...

good luck with the renovations... gusto ko nga rin, me konte lang problema, budget... hahaha. but doing it slowly and surely. thanks for the ideas. Yahweh bless.

Maria Estrella Ledesma said...

I look at my room, think about renovating, then forget about it...hahaha. Good luck and have fun!

Hazel said...

That design challenge sounds fun. Did you beat the other team? :)

docbien said...

I always imagined having a bar inside or beside my kitchen. Have fun in your renovating.

EihdraG said...

Gee, hope I can start my own plan of renovating the kitchen! Your ideas are lovely!

Marri said...

GREAT designs!
I wish to have my own place...
my own dream house to bring out
all my ideas into reality.

Good luck in your renovations.

nabuagermeline said...

That's totally cool. Living with that kind of design is heaven.

mark pogi said...

I'm looking forward for the actual photos before July ends. ^_^

mhe-anne said...

can't wait to see the finish project. good luck with that. i know you can do it!!

MissGennD said...

Thanks dear!

MissGennD said...

nako it took me 3 months before I finished this project. Actually hinde pa din tapos kasi I went back to school. (BTW this is an old post na last year pa. =) Wallpapers na lang and lights. =)

MissGennD said...

I searched for the stuff in my mood board that I really really liked. thanks dear!

MissGennD said...

Having your own dream house isn't all fun. Mas mabusisi ka sa lahat ng bagay. Mas obsess ka sa paglilinis at magastos sobra. =( But the joy and happiness it brings is unexplainable. Start designing now para pagdating ng perfect time nakaplan ka na ahead! Thanks dear!

MissGennD said...

Write it all down, that's the first step. Then canvass and measure, make sure that everything should fit in. And always pay in cash it always brings down the price~ =)

MissGennD said...

It's just a pain to find the perfect stool for it, if you're really picky like me. =)

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