Renovations Aims 2017

I am very impressed with how
quick we are getting out of debt just by making some small lifestyle changes;
hubbie is banned from eating out and has been taking bits and pieces from home
for his lunch instead and I can’t have tea and cake with the girls! If he’s making sacrifices I have to show
willing too. We have reined in the
socialising of an evening too, you can quite easily spend a tidy sum on a meal
for two and a few drinks. We have also
not had a takeaway in a couple of weeks and made do with the contents of our
food cupboards.

The bank account is breathing a
sigh of relief and because we are not frittering money away on silly things we
can start to think about our house renovation again. The next two months sees us trying to get together hubbie’s tax
bill and squirrel away presents from Santa. 
After that I am feeling optimistic 2017 will see some major improvements
in our property.

My list of wants is HUGE:

En-suite Bathroom

Log Burner

New Flooring

Hot Tub

(And on and on it goes…)

Some of them are luxuries but
some we need to get cracking with as soon as possible.

I have been debating the pros and
cons of Engineered
Oak Flooring
vs. Solid Oak
to see which option would suit us best. I want to replace the dining room flooring and am hoping for
something tasteful and durable. 
Engineered oak flooring does look as good as the real thing these days,
if your willing to see past your preconceptions you can give yourself more
choice when it comes to buying flooring. 
I am willing to go with whatever is the most affordable (I can’t shake
off my money saving plans now I have started!).

As for the en-suite I still have lots of research to do
the room is a bit of a squeeze so getting the dimensions of everything right is
going to be very important.

The log burner is something I
have been wanting for what seems like forever; I crave the warmth and comfort
of a real fire. Its all part of the hygge
, being cosy, blanket by your side, logs on the fire.

As for the hot tub I can
forget it, maybe one day…

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