Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Floor plan - Vinyl Cork!

First I thought of different floor materials like laminate and parquet, as they are the most commonly used, but to be honest neither of them isn't suitable for 3 dogs playing around, if I wanted it to last more than only couple of years. Especially parquet is very sensitive for scratches and is out of the question when dogs are involved. So I had to think of other options...

Luckily the person in the store suggested another floor material - vinyl cork, which has become quite a success with families with children and dogs, as the surface of the vinyl floor is much more durable and water resistant than laminate or parquet. And having the cork underneath the vinyl surface, makes it more warmer under the feet, and it also works like a silencer for the clacking sounds of dogs' claws against the floor.

As first I thought of putting tiles in the kitchen floor, but then I thought of making coffee and breakfast during the cold winter mornings, and the tiles wouldn't be so warm under the toes as vinyl cork :) "Comfyness" is No.1 thing! :D

So the floor is now selected! The chosen material is this vinyl cork and the color is some light grey named "white oak", and it will be installed to the whole apartment for more cohesive look. 

Now I'm just waiting with these 2000 kilos of floor material, that the current tenant will find a new apartment asap, so that we can move in and start doing something!  :)

Here are couple shots of the chosen floor,
and a reference pic how it would look in a real room..

And here are the 3 adorable monsters that are living with us under the same roof :)
2 mini pinscher girls (3,5 & 1,5 yrs) and a 2 yrs old boxer boy.

- Sarppa

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My first own apartment - Home!

I just recently purchased my first own apartment, so you can image, that my head is full of ideas and questions what to do with it!

- How should I decorate the place?
- What kind of kitchen would be the most practical?
- What kind of flooring to choose?
- What kind of wallpaper to use?
- What color of paint to use?
- What kind of furniture to buy?
- What kind of home accessories to buy?
- What highlight colors to use - pink, purple, turquoise, lime, yellow, orange...?

So all comments and ideas are welcome! :)

The main issues to start with is to select the floor material and color, as I have 3 dogs living with me and making a mess all the time ;) and make a plan for the new kitchen renovation. Then the second issue are the wardrobes and other storage space, as I like things to be as practical as possible but in a clear modern way.

The apartment is 75 m2 with 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen and a balcony, so there's a lot to cover :) Well, the color theme will based on black, white, and grey base colors, which will be spiced up with couple of highlight colors, after I decide what they will be :)

Well, I'm off to planning and finding more ideas!