Friday, July 15, 2016

Home Living | Towards an Industrial Chic Home

About 2 years ago {GOSH can't believe how time just flew by!} I talked about having a kitchen makeover using white and natural woodwork for a Zakka feel. Unfortunately the interior designer {ID} we wanted to work with was such a flake and disappeared without a word after our initial discussions ゜(`Д´)゜ It was pretty frustrating but thank goodness he left before work even began!!

Anyway life got kind of busy and we left it as that and didn't bother to find another ID.

Just before we left for our recent Japan trip, the boy and I got talking about home reno again though. We decided that we probably won't be moving out of our current home in the near future {love the convenient location & amenities} so we might as well invest in renovating it to meet our current needs and make it a more comfortable stay for the next few years. After all, it has been 7+ years since we moved in and it could do with a little sprucing up. Or maybe a lot haha.

The boy and I are on the same page and want something industrial chic and kind of minimalistic. I say "kind of" because if you have ever been to our home, you'll know that we are anything but :P So the key takeaway for my brother-in-law {BIL} is basically "storage, storage and more storage". As much hidden storage as possible. He has his own architecture / interior design firm so we will be working with him on this. My BIL is a very dependable and meticulous guy, so I know we can trust him with our home renovation project.

I'm very excited for it {not so much for the packing up though!!} and have a whole Pinterest board of ideas!!

I even made a Powerpoint presentation for my BIL to make sure that he understood what we had in mind (*^▽^*)

There will definitely be rearranging of our rooms and living spaces. I think what's most exciting for the boy {ok fine, me too!} is that we will be building our own home gym!! ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

Woohoo! Not like a super big one.. but one big enough for us to hold our Air dyne, a bench, our dumb-bells, a wall squat rack, chin-up bar etc. A place that we can work out together at home with Lil Pumpkin. She can practice her gymnastics moves there too hopefully. 

We will probably be changing most of our furniture and Lil Pumpkin's Princess bed with slide will probably have to go. Not too sure yet. If anybody is interested in it {or any of our other furniture} do holler out. We can work something out haha ( ◞・౪・)

Fingers crossed that we'll start our home renovation project next month and have it all done by end November / early December so that we can celebrate Christmas there!! I'll be updating this project on the blog when it happens so keep a look out for it xox

Any home reno tips for us?
Where's your fave places to shop for furniture, lights, tiles etc.?



Anonymous said...

How exciting to have a new project! I am a proponent of you're BIL's storage mantra, haha! Also it helps to hide the clutter :D

mylilbookworm said...

A Home Gym! Wow! I am sooo looking forward to your home reno posts so that I can gather some ideas how may I incorporate a mini one at home when we shift 2 years later!

Phoebe said...

Cool!! I am looking forward to see how your reno will turn out!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I always get so excited for home renovation. Your style sounds a lot like my husband's. Very minimal but with a modern/tech kind of feel. I am more farmhouse chic so we've had a lot of compromising to do in our home. I can't wait to see how your renovations come along!

Cynthia said...

Very exciting! And a new look for Xmas and New Year. And I like a minimalistic look too. Can't wait to see how yours will turn out with the gym room. Happy renovating! :)

Young Smarties said...

Is really exciting to have a whole new look for your own house after staying for 7yrs. I would love to have mine renovated too! Love the industrial look from the pic.

To get affordable furniture, many of my friends head to JB, maybe you can try. ;)

Unknown said...

Will you have to do any decluttering before you can pare down your stuff for your industrial chic home?

By the way, very impressed with the powerpoint presentation slides! I bet your BIL is now scared.

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

I will be having the same agenda as we are heading back home to Indonesia in 2018. My hubby is concentrating on it while I'm providing him with all those shiny magazine pages LOL. Bon courage, Ai

An Apel a Day said...

That does sound exciting! I can't wait to see pictures of this and that. I'm like you and like the simple look, but have a lot of stuff.

Grace said...

Oooh, how exciting! We need to do some renovations around our place too but I'm just useless with what's on trend and what's practical for our place. I love the idea of industrial, minimalist. I love what I see of your kitchen already!

Unknown said...

Your powerpoint looks like something an ID would do for their frist presentation! So pro :) And yes to Pinterest Boards! Qanvast is a pretty good place for reno ideas and tips too. All the best in your reno and I can't wait to see the completed version :D

Stacy said...

I'd always loved lil pumpkin's furniture. Hope you find a buyer for those!

Oo home revamp is so exciting. Will be tiring too. :)

Madeline Heng said...

Wooo a home gym! Nice!! Go for it! Can't wait to see the end result =)

Unknown said...

How exciting! Now you're giving me ideas about the home gym.