I never thought the day would come, but here it is.
Do you know what this is?
This is Belle opening the door to our new house. Owned by me! A mortgage lender decided that a blog was definitely a legitimate way to earn a living and here I am, a homeowner. It was actually, wistfully, on my list of 40 things to do before I was 40, and I’m not 40 until April, so TICK!
Of course now I have 40 years of interior design dreams just bursting to come out, and it’s putting me into a little bit of a spin – what do I do first? How do you possibly make decisions when there is so much choice??
One thing I’m sure of, although I might not be able to afford it straight away, is that I want to make the living room and the garden into more of an open plan space. The living room runs the full width of the back of the house and we have a perfectly sized square garden, currently gravelled, just crying out to be turned into a mini garden paradise.
I can think of nothing more wonderful, after not even having had a garden at all for three years, than being able to open my timber bi-folding doors onto the garden and sit looking out, garden smells wafting in, birds tweeting, a cool breeze on my face.
*goes off into a happy daydream*
That would be a bit ace wouldn’t it?
Timber bi-folding doors are also a really lovely way to make your interior space a bit more open plan, as you could have them between a kitchen and living room, and creating a very versatile space that could be separated when needed, but opened up when you wanted that open plan feel.
I can’t wait to get stuck in to my new home plans, but in the meantime, here’s a casual bi-fold door Pinterest board I put together, just in case you fancied a little day dream too: