House Reno updates!

 So it’s been awhile since I showed you the progress we’ve made on our house & I’m pleased to say we’re almost there!

This is just a quick over view of the rooms that are practically finished I will do a room room by tour when they are all fully completed…

Dining area

First of I’ve got to say kitchen/dining room is 100% my favorite room in the house I love the style and colour this is literally the kitchen of my dreams.

Still to do

We are going to build units & shelves into the alcoves for extra display room & storage & also to cover the old pipes & sockets. We also need to fit skirting boards & put up our curtains & blinds

Kitchen area

I LOVE MY KITCHEN! I seriously can not express how much I love this kitchen, Its exactly what I dreamt and imagined. The white units, solid wood worktops, Belfast sink, island hob. All accentuated with duck egg blue & chrome accessories. We have duck egg blue tiles to match the wall in the dining room & I love my Lion knocker chairs!

Still to do

You can’t see in the above photo but we have a pantry which needs a new door fitting & we need skirting boards & blinds for the remaining 2 windows. We also need to finish/start tiling.

    Living Room

This room is so cosy I love the colours in here. We carried the blue through into this room and added the green (my favourite colour) I think they work so well together and as we have double doors into the dining room from the kitchen and we’ve had the same flooring throughout the entire first floor it helps all the rooms flow together.

Still to do

We just need a curtain pole we already have the curtains and the skirting boards fitting in here now.

    Master Bedroom

This is our master bedroom & the only room in the that is completely finished. There’s a few finishing touches I’d like to add such as pictures and decor but the main bit is done.

Still to do

Fit our new door
  The Bathroom

Not much left to finish in here either Josh has just finished boxing in the pipes behind the toilet and sink.

Still to do

Fit the door, skirting boards and a shower screen.  
 Hallway

Last but not least is our hallway.

Still to do

We’d like a new door in the long run but for now we just really need a shoe rack or cupboard because it’s getting out of control lol,

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House Renovation – Room updates part 2

Well it’s literally full steam ahead at our house at the minute, with only 9 weeks left till the wedding we rushing around like headless chickens trying to finalize things and finish the house off. The good thing is that our house has now been fully plastered except the two spare rooms which we’ve decided to leave until after the wedding. They are currently being used as storage rooms to house our new bathroom and furniture till we can move them into their forever homes.

Our living room, Hallway and Bedroom have been fully painted and are awaiting the flooring skirting boards & glossing to be done. The Kitchen side of our kitchen/diner has been painted and my OH is putting together our units ready to have to kitchen installed next week here are some update pictures.

The Hallway

We have a pretty decent sized hallway and I was unsure what to do with it but then I realized it would be the perfect place to add some colour due to Josh’s aversion to colour anywhere in the house (if it’s not magnolia it’s not happening); I decided on lemon & grey which I know can be pretty dark in a small space but all the dark wood is going to be painted white, including the door and I’m going to add some bright photos & accessories to brighten it up. I’m excited to see the finished product.

The Living Room

As I mentioned above Josh has an aversion to colour so as we already had chocolate brown sofa & chairs we decided on chocolate & cream for our colour scheme. I will definitely be adding some kind of colour in here but until it’s finished I haven’t decided but I’m thinking emerald green & purple with hints of gold. Fingers crossed I get to add some colour lol

The Master Bedroom

Again with the colour aversion but in this case I’m happy with it as it’s exactly how I wanted it. My colour scheme is cream & gold I wanted it to feel calm, comfortable & relaxing with a hint of luxury. We have a hint of gold glitter in the paint it’s so pretty but really hard to capture in a photo & it matches the wallpaper perfectly which also has gold glitter and a gold shimmer.

There’s not much left to do in any of these rooms others than flooring, skirting boards, & glossing And other little touches like light fittings & plug sockets but these rooms haven’t got far to go now! I’m so excited now I can see it all coming together.  I hope you’ve enjoyed a little tour round our house and stay tuned for further updates on some of our other rooms.

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House Renovation – Room Updates

At the minute not much is going on in our house we are currently having our boiler relocated into the loft as it’s currently in the bathroom which isn’t ideal. Here are the rooms more or less on track…

Our Bedroom

This is one of the room’s that needs the least work. The carpets & furniture have been removed and the wallpaper came off pretty easily. Only two 0f the walls need skimming, the chimney breast wall will be left as it’s going to be wallpapered.

 The Kitchen/Dining Room

This is the room that needed the most work as the kitchen was long but thin and the dining room would have been a wasted space left as it was. We removed the separating wall to make it a large spacious kitchen diner. We are currently in the process of choosing a kitchen which is exciting.

 Living Room

This room doesn’t need too much work. We’ve removed the fireplace & bricks and the room needs plastering but other than that it’s mostly cosmetic work

I hope you’ve enjoyed a sneaky peak at the progress we’ve made I’ll go into more detail at a later date & I’ll show the bathroom, hallway & Spare rooms progress later so keep following for more updates!

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House Renovation – Part 1

On Friday the 27th of February we finally picked up the keys to our very first home!

Since then we have been hard at it turning it into a home we will love. The house was well cared for but very old & dated and desperate for a complete  make-over.

So far it has been mainly wallpaper scraping as whoever lived in the house before us absolutely loved the stuff it was in every room of the house including the ceiling and some rooms had a lovely surprise second layer of wallpaper waiting for us. It’s fair to say wallpaper is my nemesis and I am now a fully paid up member of the I hate wallpaper club. Today we made our biggest change and knocked down the wall separating the Kitchen and dining room to make a big dining kitchen it has made a massive difference as the kitchen was rather cramped but now it big and bright.

Anyway first things first I’ll give you a tour of the house before any work was started on it.

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So far all of the rooms apart from the hallway, 2nd bedroom & 3rd bedroom have been stripped and carpets removed. Every room is having a complete revamp and I will be showing you the plans & ideas room by room as we go by now that the walls gone we’re just waiting for the boiler to be moved into the loft as it’s currently in the bathroom once that’s done we can start plastering and really seeing everything come together. We hope to have everything done and be moved in before the wedding which gives us 4 months so keep your fingers crossed for us!

I hope you’ll follow us for the ride 2015 is turning out to be a very very busy year!

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No money, Mo problems…

Ok so the sayings actually ‘Mo money mo problems’ but it makes more sense this way (at least to me)

While I’m off in la la land dreaming of big sparkly dresses & jewel encrusted Jimmy Choos (Oh yea I’m that kind of bride), my fiance is furiously counting the cash & weighing in the books & totting up the tills. But while he’s counting the pennies I’m planning how to spend them….

And right now I have fell in love with what may currently be the ugliest house most unkept house ever….

 but I must have it! I can see & imagine so much potential! I love a project & this could be an amazing first home!

anybody want to rob a bank with me?

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