The new kitchen is almost done



We are slowly moving in to the main house. It’s not styled, not all done, still very empty, but we are getting there! I’m beyond happy about our new kitchen! (And I feel it deserves better pictures, but I was in a rush).

What a productive day. Started with a meeting with our contractor. After that I went into town (Linkoping) by myself, and in two hours I bought pots, pans, coffee maker, knifes and other things you can’t live without in a kitchen! I found showers for a bathroom and a faucet for the laundry, I picked up carpet samples, did some speed shopping at my favorite interior design store Esq, and picked out tile for a bathroom. I knew what I was looking for, and it happened to be right inside the door. That decision took me about 10 seconds, haha, they told me that was a record :)

In the afternoon we left our new house and drove to our other house in Smaland. It feels so nice and relaxing to be here where everything is done! The kids were also happy to see their toys and Eddie-Bo ran from the car to the sports court and started to play street hockey!

While the kids played my amazing mother in law came over, and gave me reflexology, how nice?! And it was well needed for my achy feet, I haven’t been still since… Miami I think :)

Slow motion renovation…

Our “small” kitchen :) It’s about 70 kvm/ 750 sq ft.


Cabinets from Falerums kök, fab!


I’m a marble lover, but it’s so sensitive. Our marble in the Us kitchen is full of matte stains, that’s why I decided to go with Silestone for this kitchen, which is scratch and stain resistant.


The backsplash got installed our last day in Sweden. A dark and blurry iPhone picture, better than nothing! I almost pooped my pants when I in the middle of the night walked from the guesthouse to the main house to see the result, hahaha. Outdoor lights will come up for sure next summer!!


I took these pictures right before we left Sweden. Not much happened over the summer and I need to call tomorrow to see if they’ve made any progress. Still waiting for the beams, range hood and stove to be installed. I picked out a nice lime paint (kalkfärg), that I’m really excited about. My last decision for the kitchen will be the knobs or handles. My first plan was to go with brass, but I’m not sure about that anymore. Our range hood (fläkt) is all brass so it might be too much. We’ll see!

You know what? I’m house hunting again. More about that tomorrow!

Kitchen details


The mix of the cabinet color, countertop and the white oiled oak  ♥


I’m in love with our new kitchen from Falerums kök. They delivered and installed the cabinets and countertop on time and it looks fab.

A few bumps on the road though (not Falerums kök’s fault). The freezer was damage when it came, the window and door were supposed to be here two weeks ago, but will be delivered next week. Hopefully. And all appliances are planned to be installed next week. Can’t wait!! I’ll give you more info about the kitchen another day.

Renovation update


My brother and his Lina sent me a few pictures from our new kitchen (from Falerumskök). Oh I’m in love!! I wish I could push a button and just be there for a few minutes to see everything in person.
But it’s only two more weeks until we’ll be there. I’m so excited!!