I’m really over cleaning the wall tiles beyond my stove. I always thought that scrubbing encroaching mould out of grout lines was just part and parcel of having a house with a very old kitchen, but it was recently pointed out to me that a glass splashback is an an alternative that’s much easier to wipe clean.
I realise that this shouldn’t be quite as exciting as I’m finding it. But you have to understand how much of a stickler I am for smooth, clean surfaces. My aspiring astrologer friend puts it down to my strong Virgo placements, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s just common sense. I’ve finally managed to get my bathroom almost up to scratch, with a shower screen replacement being the final thing on the agenda – I can’t stand that weird brown frame. I’ll have the latest in semi-frameless screens, thanks.
There are plenty of other parts of the house that could do with an upgrade. I’m thinking that the chunky wooden railing along the two staircases should probably go. In their place, I’ll install glass balustrades. Melbourne, what do you think? I shouldn’t have to put up with a thing’s heavy aesthetic and dust-gathering properties just because it’s antique… should I?
Well, I don’t really care what you think, anyway. I’m sure I can find the best glass replacement company Melbourne residents trust. I need to find a place that can produce something that works with my old house. Personally, I think that contemporary and historical features can work quite well together – too much of one or the other and it all starts to look a bit drab.
People sometimes mistake my liking for perfectly clean surfaces for a lack of imagination or interest in the details that make something unique. But the fact is that I bought this house because I do, in fact, love those very details. I just think they can be enhanced – particularly in the kitchen and bathroom.