With my mind fully on the kitchen extension project, I’m like most creative’s looking forward to the decorating side than the build. Who wants to live in a building site? Not me! I know I’m getting ahead of myself. We’ve got planning in place, our neighbours have agreed to the extension, we just need to find a builder that doesn’t seem to be working at London prices to do it!
How can a small 4 meter side return cost £50k?! I mean seriously? This doesn’t even include an new kitchen, windows or flooring. Just the build, electrics and plumbing – that is it. So… I’m trying to not focus on that ridiculous figure and instead getting wildly excited on the final feel of the space. In particular, art.
As the kitchen dining room will occupy the new extension and will become one large open plan space, our current dining room will then be used as a second living space. A chill out zone, with a sofa and large pieces of art on the wall.
I am currently into minimal, abstract art. Particularly loving the work of Liza Giles after seeing Cate St Hill purchase one for her living space, the soft greys and gentleness to it, is the look I am after.
I also adore Danish artist Chrstiane Spansberg simple line drawings. Her figures are particularly beautiful. Such movement and expression. I love how grouped together like that make such an impact.
Finally, another Danish artist, Noa Gammelgaard. Blocky, abstract monochrome colours with a touch of gold leaf.
No, the build isn’t likely to happen any time soon. Not with £50k to find (tell me I’m not being naive to be shocked by this figure!?). In the meantime I shall dream on some more….