Yesterday Mbl/Smartland published the interview they did with me regarding our new house and what we have done so far. I personally felt that it was a little to early bc we are not done with all rooms, but I think they did a nice interview and the outcome looked good :)
Living room painted in my color named “Linnea Sand” from Nordsjö/Serefni.
Display cabinet with my great grandmothers porslin.
Banana plant and pot both from Blomaval.
Our twin boys bedroom – Tent from Numero74/Petit.is
Their beds are from Sebra/Petit.is
G for Gunnarssynir
Þóra Lóas bedroom.
Our bedroom with night lamps from Bauhaus.
Carpet from Bloomingville.dk
Guest bath up stairs.
We are still renovating parts of our house as the kitchen and guest bedroom, I will show you the process as we are finishing :)
Almost every bedroom in the new house had plastic carpet flooring. For me it was urgent to get new flooring in the children’s room, a floor that was quiet, but still able to take a lot of beating without showing signs of it. We heard that vinyl parket was the best answer to that need. The new types of vinyl parket are really pretty and feel like real wood floors when you walk on them.
In Murbuðin they have a great vinyl parket from the german brand Wineo for a fair price and they were really helpful to show me how to lay the parket. We were able to put it in ourselves which of course is really nice, both planning wise and it saves you the cost of having to pay someone to put it in. I am super happy with the outcome and now we are also considering putting in our store because it is so beautiful, and it really does hold up against just about anything.
We where able to lay the new Wineo floor on top of the old floor.
Then we just had the skirting left.
I am so happy with the look and the feel of this parket 👌
4 days left to the big move and now we are complete painting all room’s and the finishing work is going in. Today we put in white floor carpet in Þóra Lóa’s room.. It turned out prefect and we where able to lay it our selfs, so easy and cheap!
We used spacial carpet tape and glued it down and then we cute off the extra edge so it fits exactly in the room. Now we will put in wall lists over the carpet ?
In one week we will move in and then I will take on the kitchen renovation. I want to give the old kitchen a facelift and spay paint the fronts and lists, we will see if I can do it myself or find someone to help us so it turn out nice and even. This is how our kitchen looks now:
We haven’t dicited yet what color we want.. There are so many nice options. Here are some of my inspiration kitchens, which one do you like the most?
I really can’t decide but I do love the brown/beige/gray shade that is in the top kitchen, then there is more “safe” to go gray or white. At the moment I feel that our new house is almost all light gray so to find another shade for the kitchen would be nice. What do you think would fit? I take all tips on shades and styles ?
Feel like I am often excusing myself for little updates.. I am so often saying – There is too much going on at the same time. Well again, there is too much going on at the same time (!) I found myself crying over nothing bc I am just so overwhelmed.. Almost no sleep, two newborns, new house, toddler and a company. This is the recipe for madness!
Soon I will find the light in the end of the tornado and the carrot that keeps me going is the process we make everyday in the new house.
Here is where we stand now in the renovation..
Upper living room, here we have spray painted the panel ceiling and lighten the floors. We have left to paint the walls.
The house is built in many different floor highs, the upper living room is the highest floor with large windows and a big balcony.
In our apartment we lighten the floors in three layers, here we just decided to keep them natural with extra matte lack.
On the entree floor is the kitchen, entrance, guest bath and guest bedroom.
We took down a wall and opened up into the kitchen, we also took down some of the upper cupboards to open the kitchen up more and use the ceiling height. We will spray paint the kitchen interior, probably dark brown/gray and put up open shelf’s.
From the first floor there is a full stair case down to the “bedroom floor”, we have taken down the hand railing to have it redone, not yet sure if it will be back or white. We also installed hanging lights.
When you walk down the stairs there was a small bedroom right after the stairs, we decided to opened up and made into a hall way/open office room out in the garden. Here we also put in concrete floor.
The boys room was two small bedrooms that we took down the wall in between. We are keeping the two doors and later when they want their own room we can just put up the wall again. Here we have only painted the walls and have left to put in flooring and paint windows.
I completely fell in love with the green/gray color in their room from Nordsjö/Serefni.
Toras room is also finished painted but we have floor and windows left. Her wall color is in pale pink also from Nordsjö/Serefni.
Then there is our bedroom, all bathrooms, washing room, mud entrance, guest room and lower living room left to start on. I will keep you updated! One palace where I am good to put in all small updates is on my Instagram/insta story, you can follow the renovation there also ;)
Our little bathroom was in great need of a “face lift” so we decided to have it done before the end of January. Our main focus was good practical storage and space for a washing machine, having newborn babies I did not want to be running to the washing room in the basement all the time.
I forgot to take before pictures so you can see the transformation but it was old and just not practical at all. What we have done is to buy new interior as lights, mirror, cabinets, shower/bath pipes, stone top and sink. I am really happy with the outcome and new storage spaces we got in this small bathroom.
We picked dark wood interior and white stone top, the top is extra wide for a bathroom so we could fit the washing machine under and also to have as a changing table on top. The sink and the top is all in stone and specially made after our measurements, we wanted all in one piece blending together. We picked a sink that is big enough so we can give our little boys a bath in it the first months.
Us taking a selfie in the middle of the renovation.