The House Renovation

Seven years ago we were forced to sell our beautiful, large house and move to this much smaller semi detached one.  It is fair to say looking back, we were traumatised but we could see the potential of this 1930's Art deco house (even though it had a flat roof) No storage space!

 We had VERY limited funds, six month old twins and a ten year old who was not impressed to swop his large bedroom for a smelly box room with flowers on the wallpaper.

This is the story of the journey we have taken over those seven years, renovating our home as funds, energy and  ideas allowed.  We are almost finished, although I dream of one day being able to afford a conservatory and being able to knock down the wall between the kitchen and dining/my work space to make one big glorious family room.

Starting at the beginning

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THE LANDING

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7 comments:

  1. I'm going to enjoy reading this transformation, sorry that you had such a traumatic time.

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    1. Thank you for the comment sweetie. All behind us now. Onwards and upwards xx

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  2. I really like that black & white tile in the bathroom, old school but still very appealing.

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    1. bless, that is the BEFORE pic, you need to click the link to see how we "hopefully" improved on the filthy, cracked broken tiles and bathroom in that photo : ) xx

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  3. We are doing the same have downsized and are renovating on a limited budget. I feel for you as its hard leaving behind a house you love. The hard work is worth it though you must be pleased with what you have achieved. xx

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    1. Thank you Catherine, it has been hard and when you are used to just buying what you want or paying somebody to do it for you, having to wait and do it slowly can be really hard but I will say we have found many ingenious solutions that we would never have known had we still had money xx

      Hope your home is coming along well xx

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