Thought I’d do an update on where we are with our renovation. I think I’m at the stage where you can’t wait for it to be over. Initially the thought of it is exciting, but after having construction workers underfoot for a few weeks, I get impatient with the whole process. It just reminds me of our initial renovation and all the frustration and dust comes to mind! So, I think it will be another week or so and then hopefully we’re all done.

I must admit that what renovating has done is opened up the conversation on how long we plan to live in our current space. You know, are we over investing, is it necessary, I start to question my decorative choices, will it turn out the way I see it in my head? What we have realized is that apartment/urban/lock-up-and-go living is exactly what suits our lifestyle. If you’ve followed my blog since the early days you’d know that I’ve never been the house, white picket fence and a dog kinda girl and nothing’s changed!

Now that things are taking shape, I decided to redo my previous mood board with more specifics, also some progress pics :-)


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Gold Lux

Trust me to already be thinking of the next renovation while we haven’t finished our current one! I think just being in the swing of things gets the creative juices flowing.

We we have an en suite toilet off our bedroom, that initially when we moved in, I was convinced it would be my walk-in closet! However, after being in our place for almost two years, that little toilet has become quite handy in the middle of the night or when our main bathroom is occupied. So, I’m kinda liking it the way it is! I figured that because there is no bath or shower, things like steam and mold don’t come into play, basically it doesn’t have to be too practical, so we could go all out in this little space.

Because it’s only fair, I had to ask the husband if it could be a lux powder room of sorts, you know where a girl could do her makeup with awesome lighting and just feel like you’ve stepped into your glam cave ha! Ultimately, we’ve decided to go half on this by it not being overly feminine, which is cool with me, I’m not into pink and frills anyways:-)

Currently I’m in love with all gold fixtures and faucets, so that’s definitely a must, also a bit of gold add to the lux appeal. A must must have is the subway tile, with black grouting in this case. I’ve had a bit of a thing with this tile for a good couple of years now, I have to to have it!