New Year New Sinks! Yay!

I have some minor renovations around my house at the end of 2015. I have been living in this house since 2009 (even though I had it much earlier) and I thought it was high time to do something to the house. FYI, my house and the one next to me are the only houses untouched by renovations. (I consider when you renovate a house, you either enlarge it or do something drastic to its appearance). Changing a sink is NOT a major renovation in my book.
 I love cooking, and the two housemates I am living with now can cook too (usually when I ask them to). Our kitchen is not that large and look at the original sink, which is attached to the wall with strong adhesive. I want a bigger, shinier sink and I bought the one you see on the floor next to the yellow shirt fellow (he is the boss of this outfit, I got him from my mom, who had MAJOR renovations made for her three houses). Yes, THREE, be amazed folks!
 They had some steel rods installed, made some makeshift moulds and poured concrete and cement... The place was rather dusty because of the initial drilling. And the noise! Talking about someone drilling indoors! With you inside.  
 When the cement was drier, its time for the tiles. The man was nice enough to find brown marble to match my floor and walls, WITHOUT consulting me. Oh well, as he and his crew are courteous enough, I don't really mind as long as the work finished on time, and of high quality. 
And this is the finished counter and sinks! I am not apologizing for the clutter because my mom told me a messy kitchen is a working kitchen, and not for show.
(She is rather spot on. A few times long before this, I sighed looking at the mess around my house. And lo and behold, an epiphany struck me! God gave me enough money to buy stuff, a lot of stuff. So why and what am I being ungrateful for?)

Moral of the story; be thankful when you have a mess, because you CAN afford it :)


Tee said...

I like your mom's theory about a messy kitchen. I will feel much better about my kitchen messes from now on!

Isn't it such a good feeling to make home improvements? I have a few in mind for the coming year. One of my smaller goals is to put up a fresh coat of paint in the main areas. A bigger one is to add an entire room off the back of the house. It's yet to be seen whether that will actually happen, but I'm hopeful all works out to give us a bit more space.

Happy New Year to you!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

From now on I'm going to be thinking about my kitchen mess in a whole new way! But I'll still clean up 'cause I just can't help myself :)

Happy New Year to you! Enjoy the renovations.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Very nice! And there's nothing handier than a double sink. I have one too and love it. Happy New Year and may 2016 be a fabulous year for you!

Abby said...

That was quite a renovation! Looks very nice, and how nice to be able to mess up the kitchen. I like your mom's attitude, and she clearly knows her stuff, owning three houses :)

Ramzu Zahini said...

Yay for change! I might want to paint my gates this year. My colour of choice is not to the liking of both my housemates... But who cares?! My home, my paint, my money.
Thank you for the new year wish :)

Ramzu Zahini said...

See the mess and be thankful. We clean the mess because we are not sloppy, hahaha.
And then we messed up again.
Its a struggle of every home owner since the dawn of time.

Ramzu Zahini said...

Initially i dont want a double sink because it will mean twice the amount of dishes to wash.
And i was right!
Fortunately the washing is easier now :)
Hoping this year to be fabulous too :)

Ramzu Zahini said...

My mom and late dad pooled their money to buy the houses and some land. They were very frugal back then. She is still holding everything and has little trust to give us some, hahaha.
Time to make a living, she said to us.

Tomoko said...

Wishing you a very healthy, happy new year!
Good renovation, Looks so good!

Ramzu Zahini said...

:) Thanks Tomoko :)

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