My Home Plans For 2018

2017 saw me finally getting the kitchen renovation of my dreams, as well as redecorating my office as Ada’s toddler bedroom, and adding a few new pieces to my living room (although I’m still forever changing things around). We’ve got a few plans for our home for 2018, mostly just relatively small jobs for now; I’d love to get the bathroom done but after the month-long disturbance when we got the kitchen done, I think I can manage for another few months yet!
We’ve already given our dining space a mini-makeover this year, having painted the walls surrounding grey. This space is in DIRE need of new flooring, especially since having the kitchen done. Our beautiful kitchen floor tiles just show it up even more, so it’ll probably be our next job. 
In a dream world, I’d DIE for parquet flooring but it’s just out of our budget unfortunately – although I will be shopping around to see if I can find any good deals! Realistically, we’ll probably end up with some floorboards; we’ve been looking at some grey, ash toned woods that blend in nicely with the kitchen and are light enough to carry through to the conservatory.
One of the things my home gets complimented quite a lot on social media are my dining room chairs, but I’m actually considering changing them up this year. I’d like to add a touch of colour around here, as well as having some slightly lighter furniture, so the Made Stig dining chairs in a gorgeous dusky pink shade look perfect.
We’ve got a 1970s bar next to it which is great for storage and looks effective enough, I have been considering replacing it; the Audrey sideboard from West Elm is SO stunning. I’d love a nice big cactus for this place, although with Ada finding interest in everything, perhaps fake could be the way to go?! 
Once the flooring is done, I need to get a new rug for the conservatory – I haven’t found one I absolutely love yet, although the Fes rug from West Elm is so pretty. What do you think of my plans?
I’m linking up this post with a whole bunch of amazing bloggers taking part in A Year Of Interiors; we’ll all be posting on the same day, so please go and head over to see their resolutions and plans for 2018! 
Rachel – The Ordinary Lovely | Flora – Love To Home | Evija – From Evija With Love | Fiona – Fifi McGee | Becky – BKY Rouncefield | Becky – A Beautiful Space | Sarah – Girl About House
Catherine McCourt

Catherine McCourt is the editor of Hey, Mama, a parenting, interiors and business blog designed to help you create a beautiful home on a budget and a kick-ass career whilst you’re at it.


  1. February 5, 2018 / 10:49 am

    Your kitchen looks absolutely gorgeous.. We are in great need of updating ours, but I think will have to wait for a bit.. I love parquet floors too.. why are they so damn expensive? πŸ™‚

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