House Renovation Progress
As cheesy as it sounds, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel with our house renovation project. We’ve made huge amounts of progress, especially in the past couple of weeks, and even though I know we won’t be in there by Christmas, it’s definitely not far from ‘livable’ at all!
Recent developments seem small when I write them down but huge when I think about where we started this project. The way I talk about the project to other people, and my personal involvement in the renovation, makes it seem as though it’s a pretty easy thing to do, but there’s been a few arguments and a lot of man hours poured into the project.
From Mat’s brother, who has been organising plasterers and plumbers, to my lovely stepdad, who has kindly dedicated his own time to painting and decorating, we’ve had so much help from our families. A house renovation is a real team effort.
Downstairs, things have really been changing! We now have a new navy composite front door (RIP beautiful old door that we couldn’t save) and a new door & window combo that leads out from the dining room to back garden/current jungle.
They were both fitted by a local company in Bredbury who did a really amazing job, their Facebook page is here if you’re Cheshire-based and in need of new windows & doors.
Plastering is nearly finished in the living room and dining room, while the old back door is now bricked up in the kitchen ready for our beautiful new Howdens kitchen to be fitted. I think it’s going to be pretty special once it’s fitted, so I’ll share this properly in a kitchen reveal blog post, once we’ve added all of the finishing touches.
Our skirting boards & architrave are currently being fitted by my stepdad Dave and were kindly gifted to us from The Skirting Board Shop (have a look at their range here). We’re so excited to fit them and enjoy some of the first fully finished rooms in the house!
The bathroom suite was mostly purchased from the Bathstore sale, which meant we could get our dream bath for the same price as the cheapest one we originally found. The cheaper one had silver feet and this one has white feet – much better!
We’ve gone for quite a traditional Edwardian/Victorian bathroom just out of personal preference and you can see some of the inspiration in my bathroom renovation blog post.
Next I have to navigate through the world of home appliances to look for a washer/dryer, dishwasher, oven, hob & fridge freezer… wish me luck!
Have you got any decorating/house renovation projects on the horizon?