hard work renovating your house, but trust me its worth it in the end. We are nowhere near completing everything
but we are at the very least (almost) watertight! You can feel very up and down depending on what stage you are in
the project, how well its going and what it’s costing you! Today I am feeling a sense of achievement as
the electrician has been and things are moving along nicely! Wires have been tidied away and unwanted
At the moment EVERY spare penny goes on our house, we are
saving up for the dining room next and until I have enough funds I love to
search the Internet for inspiration. It
keeps me going when I am feeling sad about the renovation mistakes we have made
and the money we have wasted. I would
say it pays to do your research, if you have an idea, think it through, sleep
on it and don’t just jump in gung-ho without reading everything you can on the
subject. We knocked out two bathrooms
then ran out of funds to put in new ones… so we are no better off in terms of
bathroom facilities than we were in our old much smaller house, who knows how
long we will be waiting before we actually re-add them.
am off now to get some advice over at Building Inspiration I want to
make the house work on all levels right up to the loft! If we keep making mistakes then the value we
hoped to gain buying a do me up project will have been lost with our building
blunders! We have not started a loft
conversion yet but it might be one of the things we do eventually. You never know as children seem to hang
around at home much longer these days due to the cost of starting out on there
own, I want to be able to offer them enough space to live here comfortably if
needed and a loft conversion would certainly achieve that.
Grown up children enjoy their independence
and want to feel they have their own section to live in, especially if we end
up having to accommodate the girlfriends too.
But I had to move home initially with my hubbie and pregnant tummy until
we got on our feet, its good we will be able to offer that support to the boys
that my parents gave us.
house could be so much more, but for now its our home and we are happy and
content here. We will keep you posted
on the changes we make as they happen.