kitchen planning

Our next item on the massive to-do-list brought us one step closer to a new home:
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We choose IKEA for some obvious reasons: value for money ratio!
Of course I wouldn’t mind to call a kitchen like this or this my own… But to be honest you need to keep our feet on the ground during such a major renovation. So we chose the one-and-only-option for us: IKEA.
Their kitchens are versatile, beautiful, modern, functional and have an awesome quality-for-money-ratio! A few month ago IKEA reinvented their kitchen system in Europe and called it: METOD.
I was afraid that they might also change all the designs of the doors. But they just improved it and I was even happier to see that our favorite finish was still available (just with a different name … I can live with that!)

So we went to IKEA and of course we took the “scenic route” through the whole store (I have to take advantage of having Martin at IKEA with me … that happens only once in a blue moon!)
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We finally made it through different “apartments” over to the kitchen department.
You need to get a number and within a few minutes a staff will help you.
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I fell in love with the 3d design called: Herrestad. Unfortunately these are just available in limited range of width so we cannot use them in our kitchen.
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The best way is to plan your IKEA kitchen is: be prepared! Do your homework!

Start with planing your kitchen roughly at home.
Model the room with the software, measure every window, door and wall and check your supplies (where is electricity or water,..). If you got that, choose the right cabinets and wall units and you can built your dream kitchen with all details. Don’t worry if you have any problems or difficulties. I had some too, but I did my best – saved my sketch online and at the store our advisor Petra smooth away all of my little errors and ajusted everything right down to the last detail! – she is a trooper!  (Petra for president – or at least IKEA CEO! Planning a kitchen with great staff makes so much more fun!) She also showed us the details in the sample kitchens.
My poorly designed kitchen looked like a real one within half an hour! Just magic!
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We got the perfect plan and a shopping list and as soon as our floor is ready we are going to order it! We chose this kitchen (you see me sitting and smiling in the sample kitchen beneath) It’s a simple, modern kitchen and we hope it to be visually-unobtrusive because it’s going to be one part of the big living room.
And of course we left with a few things we bought there… you can’t leave IKEA empty handed, right!?
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Can’t wait to have the first “Quesadillas and Taco night” in the treehouse kitchen!

 

birthday girl

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A few days ago I turned 33 and I got some pretty awesome things I want to share with you!
First of all a pair of cute 50ies diner chairs from Martins family (they are too cute: his mum is always on the hunt for some mid-century stuff for me! I think that’s the kind of mother-in-law the world needs! right!?). They are in a perfectly mint condition and I love the green and black combination! What do you think?

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And I got two of those awesome factory loft windows from my friends together with a most awesome wooden cabinet (not pictured – I’m going to do a full post on it as soon as possible).
We are planning to fill the windows with mirror panes and hang them as a full size mirror and we are thinking of building a slide door for our bathroom with the other one (still not sure about that).
So a few more things to come within the next few weeks.

 

interior design shop heaven – DFshop in Dornbirn

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On our little roadtrip throughout Austria we visited the small town of Dornbirn in Vorarlberg and by accident by a lucky coincidence we found ourselfes in interior design heaven:
the DFshop of Sonja Ladstätter-Fussenegger. She owns an amazing shop in Vienna too called “heimweh” (homesick), which I can highly recommend but the DFshop in Dornbirn just blew my mind!

It is a bigger version of heimweh paired with an awesome factory sale of Fussenegger textile, an old austrian textile company specialized on high quality blankets and covers.
Read the whole story about David Fussenegger on their website.
So if you’re ever near the Bodensee region or in Vorarlberg go and visit the DFshop you won’t regret it! (even the building – the old David Fussenegger factory – is worth a visit!) The products are extremly well curated and selected and they stock some amazing brands like house doctor.
We bought two beautiful cosy blankets and some small decorations for the treehouse!
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I finally got all photos from our trip to Vorarlberg ready and I’ll share some of them with you next week.
Have a great weekend and stay tuned…