Snippets Of Our Home

Hi guys! We're almost finished the renovation of our 100-year-old little cottage, so I thought I'd share a few snippets of our home, plus some product details of the furnishings we have chosen so far.
Our most expensive purchase after building materials, new windows, central heating e.t.c. was our gorgeous, grey nubuck leather Heaton sofa from DFS. We were originally going to go for the scatter back, but decided the formal back was a much more practical option as it wouldn't need daily plumping and would be more supportive for our backs. We were lucky enough to order the sofa during a promotion and got it for half price, but spread the cost over three years with 0% interest. The scatter cushions were included and I've since re-purposed them as window seat cushions. The stag print cushion was a gift and it works really well with the sofa style! I love the Chesterfield-inspired details. We upgraded to foam-filled seat cushions to reduce the need for plumping and to prolong the life of the sofa - this was a good choice as the seat cushions are very comfy and keep their shape! We also upgraded to the Eaziglide feet to protect our new flooring, but unfortunately ours kept coming off, so I personally wouldn't recommend them! A much cheaper option is to apply anti-slip pads and replace them when required. The Heaton is no longer available, but there are similar styles available. The overall service we received from DFS was very good.
Our kitchen carcasses were bought from B&Q and are really good value for money! We chose our tongue and groove cabinet doors from online store Hot Doors - ours are the Boston doors in satin ivory finish and fit in with the cottage perfectly! Choosing handles for the doors was a tedious task, but we finally settled on these bargain faux cast iron fleur de lys pull handles from handles4u and couldn't be happier with them. The worktops are solid oak and are from Worktop Express. We chose 800mm drawers with two deep pan drawers to maximise storage space. All our light switches and sockets (except in hidden areas) throughout the cottage are polished chrome with white inserts - a modern touch, but in no way overpowering. I think classic white plastic ones can look quite cheap and dated nowadays. Our built-in oven is the Indesit Aria Double Oven and the Bosch hob was a second-hand bargain and had been barely used! Our laminate flooring is the Tawny Vintage Chestnut from Carpetright and was really good value for money and seems to be great quality. We love the rustic finish!
Our bedroom furniture is from Studio and is from the cream Lancaster range. Our gorgeous bedside lamps are the industrial style Ukai fisherman's lamps from Iconic Lighting. Our huge wicker heart was from West Barn interiors and I love it - just need to add some fairy lights! The bedding is Jeff Banks from TK Maxx.

Speak soon!

Love,
Emma
xxx

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