Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Guest post: Jennifer

Hi readers! I'm happy to guest post for Danielle while she is on vacation. (Lucky duck takes at least one a year! Danielle- can I be adopted into your clan?) My name is Jennifer and I blog over at Starving, Insatiable (personal blog) and Mangiamo! (food blog). Lately, I've been a Pinterest fool. I live in a condo with my boyfriend. The condo has no storage, a poor layout, small bathrooms and is pretty much in disarray, but finally (after 5 years), we are renovating! I've found that when finding inspiration, I tend to pin the rooms of my dreams and not necessarily rooms that I could actually do in my place. Oh well- they are nice to look at and hope to have one day, right?! Since I know Danielle is also always looking for her next home improvement, I thought I'd share some of those rooms that I would love to have!



                                                                                  Source: bhg.com via Jennifer on Pinterest

This open shelving is so nice! I'd love for this look to be realistic for the condo, but not only am I lazy enough to not want to keep up appearances, but we are just lacking the extra room.



Source: bhg.com via Jennifer on Pinterest

In this kitchen, I love the cabinet door with the glass. I definitely do intend to incorporate at least one cabinet like this into my future kitchen. Something so simple really opens up the space and adds some elegance. Aside from that, I love the yellow walls, the light wood floor and the decoration!
Again, like everything else, our dining room area is teeny. I'm leaning more towards having a medium-sized breakfast nook as opposed to a rectangular table so there is more space to navigate from kitchen to dining to living rooms. I've pinned the following 2 dining areas:



Source: bhg.com via Jennifer on Pinterest



Source: bhg.com via Jennifer on Pinterest



Source: bhg.com via Jennifer on Pinterest

I love the soft colors!




I would seriously love to come home to a bedroom like this, windows and all.
Our living room is about the only room that we can work with a little bit. As soon as I get my boyfriend to move his unused 225-gallon fish tank out of the way, I can concentrate on really bringing the living room together. Here are my inspirations.



Source: bhg.com via Jennifer on Pinterest



Source: bhg.com via Jennifer on Pinterest
If I said my bathrooms were an eyesore, it would be an understatement. This is going to be the biggest renovation we have in store for us. We need to maximize our small space with storage options without looking cluttered.



Source: bhg.com via Jennifer on Pinterest

The "mantel" above the sink is great for storing, as the picture shows, cotton balls and other small things you use semi-regularly. The mirror in the medicine cabinet creates the illusion that the bathroom is bigger than it actually is.



Source: bhg.com via Jennifer on Pinterest

I LOVE this idea of open shelving on either side of the sink. I could do so much with this.
Home Office
::sigh:: Again, no storage space in our condo. We don't have any closets besides our clothes closets...no linen, storage or even pantry! I work from home so it's important for me to have a nice home office for great productivity and efficiency. I would like to work a lot more if my home office was organized like this one:



Source: bhg.com via Jennifer on Pinterest
Not only could I always fill up a bookshelf with the amount of books I have, but I just love the storage bins and again, the open shelving.
Now, are there any home improvements/dream rooms you want to make happen?


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