Happy Monday, friends, and welcome back to a new week! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and your spring fever isn’t derailing your productivity too much, ha! I know I’m ready for long days of sunshine. And maybe hot water. (Yep, we still have no hot water except in one bathroom!)
Y’all asked for all the Lake house updates and posts, so today I’m sharing the basic essentials we’ve used in The Sugar Shack kitchen and bathrooms. Obviously outfitting a second house is no inexpensive task, so we’ve stuck with the basics first and looked for the best budget buys.
Our main home is an accumulation of everything we’ve gathered over the last 25 years together… from family hand-me-downs and college-life leftovers, to pieces we bought together. The Lake house gives us the chance to start fresh and mindfully choose each and every little thing we bring in. My goal is to have no superfluous items!
I found pieces that didn’t break the bank, but are also incredible quality to last for years! Let’s start with the Kitchen…
All great basics, like plates, bowls and flatware…but my hands-down favorite find are the glasses! I’m obsessed with the shape and size, plus they stack for easier storage. They are seriously so chic and could easily pass for high-end glassware. The mugs are darling too, and the large size I love for coffee.
I also love the silicone utensil set, the light khaki color looks good sitting out, too.
one. Paper Towel Holder // two. Soap Dispensers Set
three. Utensil Set // four. Water Glasses
five. Coffee Mugs // six. Dishes Set
seven. Flatware Set // eight. Knife Block
nine. Colorful Bowl Set // ten. Drawer Organizer
Moving on to the bathrooms, we stuck with the same great basics we love at home, too. (You can find the design boards and sources HERE.) I love these little baskets for all sorts of uses, but they’re great for holding extra paper, and they look cute on the back of the toilet.
We used these towels throughout the house, and are really happy with the softness and quality (but they don’t take forever to dry!). The towel hooks will hopefully encourage actual hanging, and add some warmth to the rooms.
one. Apothecary Jars // two. Wooden Towel Rack
three. Faux Fern // four. Soap Dispenser
five. Bath Towel Set // six. Waste Basket
seven. Coordinating Hardware Set // eight. Bath Mat
nine. Small Basket
As for the beds (we have seven in this house, including the bunks!), we used the same mattresses, sheets, and pads throughout, and could not be happier!! (See the bedroom design boards and sources HERE.)
I shared these bed essentials already, but thought it might be helpful to have them all in a single post for your easy reference. I highly recommend dressing your bed in any of these!!
one. Duvet Cover & Shams // two. Duvet Insert
three. Euro Sham + Insert // four. Throw Pillow Inserts
five. Sleeping Pillows // six. Hybrid Mattress in a Box
seven. Mattress Topper (also this one) // eight. Bed Frame
nine. Favorite Sheets // ten. Bed Skirt
Okay, that’s it for essentials. I’m sure the list will grow as we spend more time here… but we’ll continue to thoughtfully add new things only as we need them. Of course I’ve already ordered the egg cooker, because I can’t live without it! (See all my essential kitchen gadgets HERE.)
Do you have kitchen, bath, or bed essentials we should know about?
PS. I started a Sugar Shack list in my Amazon Shop, with all the house essentials we’ve added so far. You can find that HERE.
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