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  • bugselet
    bugselet Posts: 8 Forumite
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    Thanks Tallulah.

    You've got a blank canvas there TG.  If it isnt north facing, im quite found of a pale blue, or maybe a soft green.

    Sorry about the lack of a trip home, doesnt help that lots of people are missing out on things.
  • TallGirl
    TallGirl Posts: 5,544 Forumite
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    Room is north facing but I love blue dg does not. Mustard is another option or baby blue. He is coming tomorrow so will post samples. Golf now 
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  • jenni_fer
    jenni_fer Posts: 529 Forumite
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    Kitchen will be amazing when it's finished!
  • TallGirl
    TallGirl Posts: 5,544 Forumite
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    Thank you cannot wait. Plumber here today should have water and ice tonight. Lounge floor and skirting done but hitch with hall way will be done Weds. kitchen should also be complete Weds but need to order tambour door. 

    Painter cannot come until 3/8 which is a right pain so lost 1 week mind you we can move into the kitchen etc. 

    Here are a couple of progress pictures hope you can see the colour patches. Let me know what you think. 


    Save £12k in 24 No 50
    PB Win 21 £225, 22 £275, 23 £900, Balance Mar  £30,850 + £12K added to pension) (Wins 24 Jan £200 Feb £150 Mar £75 Apr £125) 
    Plan to move to Denmark for FIRE by 2028 “May your decisions reflect your hopes not your fears”
    New diary aiming for fire https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6414795/mortgage-free-now-aiming-for-fire#latest

  • Looks fab, love the cupboards to ceiling makes it so much cleaner. Will you have tiles? Trying to decide what to do with ours and if a kitchen is ok without tiles or if walls get too dirty?
    Mortgage start date Nov 2014  - £90,545 over 25 years
    Re-mortgage Oct 2017 - 78,295 over 23 years
    Re-mortgage Jan 2020 - 55,000 over 26 years @ 1.94%
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    47893.35 - a reduction of £42,652 in just over 6 years!  


  • TallGirl
    TallGirl Posts: 5,544 Forumite
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    Thanks for popping in nice you like the kitchen. No tiles but a metal splash back behind the hob so actually a very small area to paint in a bright colour. The rest of the room will be white. I think it will be fine but the worktop does have a bit of an edge up otherwise it would be messy. Lying in bed with my cup of tea so quick not having to use a kettle. 
    Save £12k in 24 No 50
    PB Win 21 £225, 22 £275, 23 £900, Balance Mar  £30,850 + £12K added to pension) (Wins 24 Jan £200 Feb £150 Mar £75 Apr £125) 
    Plan to move to Denmark for FIRE by 2028 “May your decisions reflect your hopes not your fears”
    New diary aiming for fire https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6414795/mortgage-free-now-aiming-for-fire#latest

  • Tahlullah.H
    Tahlullah.H Posts: 1,227 Forumite
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    Sounds lovely TG, the kitchen colour plans and the lying in bed!
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  • bugselet
    bugselet Posts: 8 Forumite
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    I like the yellows or the blue.  I think the dark colour might look too blocky.

    I prefer the pale blue but north facing you might need to find a way of warming it up with accent colours. My kitchen is east facing, all white, units and cabinets, pale blue tiles for splashback,  and part of one wall has this paper on it

    https://images.app.goo.gl/2v2LEdmvTgqm7nLz7

    It warms up the room and I've got a seating area with cushions that pick up that terracotta colour. Those 2 things are enough to stop the kitchen looking too clinical.
  • TallGirl
    TallGirl Posts: 5,544 Forumite
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    Bugslet that Wallpaper is lush really like it. Got some more samples yesterday and painted them so currently between blue or yellow. It is quite a dark room and we need more lighting so think yellow might work. 

    New shelves put up yesterday but floor trims needs to be ordered in. Extractor Could not be fitted Friday as electrician has put the hole to the outside too low. Also the splashback doesn’t work as it should have been fitted around the worktop. Can be sorted hopefully Monday. Here are some new pictures sorry some are lop sided  


    Save £12k in 24 No 50
    PB Win 21 £225, 22 £275, 23 £900, Balance Mar  £30,850 + £12K added to pension) (Wins 24 Jan £200 Feb £150 Mar £75 Apr £125) 
    Plan to move to Denmark for FIRE by 2028 “May your decisions reflect your hopes not your fears”
    New diary aiming for fire https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6414795/mortgage-free-now-aiming-for-fire#latest

  • Moneyfordreams
    Moneyfordreams Posts: 2,442 Forumite
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    I'll be interested to see what you choose. Our kitchen is charcoal grey with white stone. I'm planning a navy blue accent wallpaper with birds and flowers on the opposing side. I haven't a clue what colour to paint the kitchen    
    Mortgage restart June 2018 £119950Re mortgage August 19 £110470, … Mortgage November 22 £85600 final 0% CC 3300Home renovations - £65000, mid 2018 - mid 2022
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