Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Still a way off with the renovation

I have always wanted a bigger bedroom; our previous one in the last house was quite small, so small we could not even fit our wardrobes in to it.  We had chosen to give the bigger room to our eldest instead, so he had more space for all his toys, books and games.  Our new house has LOTS of space in our intended bedroom; we had two rooms made into one.  Currently it has no ceiling, but at least the supporting beam is in place between the rooms!  We have a long way to go, eventually I have quite grand plans, I love the idea of a master bedroom like you find in fancy hotels. 

We always had a five-year plan for this house, but we have been here almost two and still have a considerable way to go.  Sadly we have had so much to focus on the exterior so we are behind schedule, but I long for our master bedroom to be completed.  For now the door remains closed, it’s too cold to do anything but that with the drafts from the roof.  Eventually though I will move our super king bed in there, add a sofa to look out from the other windows and update the en-suite bathroom that is currently so dated and old.  Our wardrobes can be used in another room, as we will have the space to add fitted bedroom furniture like that available from Betta Living.

I do not regret buying this house; I guess we always knew it would be a big project.  In some respects it’s quite a beautiful house in a lovely location.  It just needs so much TLC to get it in a better condition, without maintenance the precious occupants let it slide.  They might have kept it freshly painted, but they did not upkeep the outside, windows let in water, the stonework needed re-pointing and the chimneys to be fixed.  But it’s nice to have something to aim for, even if it’s so far off.  Hopefully with each year we not only improve the condition of the house but also make our lives more comfortable. 

Now the flashing has stopped the leaks it is worth planning ahead with project master bedroom.  At least getting some idea of costs from the builder and for fitted furniture, I like looking at designs, because we have so much more freedom this time round.  In the house of old our options were very limited!  Aside from hubbie and I getting bunk beds I do not know how we could have made more of the room we had.

I quite like the Shaker bedroom, so much space for storage and very fresh and airy feel with the light colours.

Or the Portafino as the white fitted furniture then looks lovely with some black chairs and accessories.  It is thrilling being at this stage looking through designs even if it might be a while till we action them!

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