Monday, August 27, 2012

Our house renovation project; The Before

We have finally started renovating some of our house, hurrah! Regular readers will have heard me talking about our plans to renovate since 2008 when we first moved in. Back then we hoped we would be able to start work within the year but unfortunately it didn’t work out that way. It's amazing to finally be able to put our plans into action. The kitchen has always been a total disaster zone, it was installed partially under the stairs and whatever genius installed it decided to basically ignore that fact and hang full wall presses complete with doors that basically could not open due to the obstruction of the sloping ceiling. The counter top ( a lovely bottle green colour!) was sloping allowing pools of water to gather, the corner press under the sink was badly cut out to fit around some dodgy piping so that the water from the sloping counter top would drip down into it, there were no drawers at all and the floor was tiled in my least favourite of all tiles ...Terracotta! Arrggghhh I have hated living with this kitchen. It was so exciting to rip it out a few weeks ago. The overall plan we’ve had is to pull down the wall between the kitchen and living room to create one open plan room. We are doing as much of the work as possible ourselves, so it is taking a long time to complete as we are relying on evenings and weekends. Here you can see the very first steps taken about 12 weeks ago!

We are in the final stages now so keep an eye out in the next few weeks for some proper 'before' and ‘after’ pictures!


  1. Cool, can't wait to see the pics!

  2. ohhhhhhh! Exciting! It will be so worth it in the end :)

  3. Thanks Gen and Marie. I look forward to posting some pics really soon, just a few more bits and pieces to finish off. So happy its finally nearly done :-)


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