Monday, April 23, 2012

let me introduce you to my new kitchen!

So we still have a few months to go, but I am just so excited that I have to share a photo of our newly finished, soon to be our very own, kitchen:

yes, that is a blurred out me!

Isn't it beautiful?  I'm so excited! Look at that backsplash... I'm in love.

Want to see a close up? Of course you do:

now just imagine red pops of colour against this backdrop!

It's really dusty (hence the fact that my hand is filthy in the image above). If you look at the areas where the tile is actually black, you'll see the truer colouring of the tiles (cause that's where I wiped it cleaner).

I have always wanted a mosaic tile backsplash. I never thought I'd do it in black tones, but life takes us to odd places sometimes. The tiles are locally made (in my province), as are the cabinets and all the products used to construct them, so there is a small bit of sustainability in the carbon footprint that is our new home. :(  Though the cabinet knobs and other finishes are unlikely to be done locally.

It's a bit of a hard balance, trying to build an eco sustainable home, live in the modern world, and afford it all! We're trying to do what we can in small ways but I admit that overall... the new home isn't the most sustainable choice I've made in my life.

But moving back to the squee bit... isn't my new kitchen beautiful? :) Yay, only 2 more months (max) to go before the big move. I can hardly wait. Honestly, the combination of having my little brother living with us for 2 years (he moved out for school in Sept) and living above my in-laws for 2 years has been challenging on our relationship. I'm very proud to say that we've survived it and have learned a lot about each other and our adaptability, boundaries, and strengths as a couple in the process. Now that the end is in sight, I can taste the relief and impatience that we're both feeling right now while we wait impatiently to move on from living underfoot of our families (mine and his).

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