Refocusing on Renovations

I have got a little disheartened about our house. It’s not that I don’t want to do renovations anymore; it’s just that holidays are calling to me instead. I think its because my husband has started a travel blog and I want to explore more of the world again. Once I get an idea in my head I find it very hard to concentrate on anything else. Sometimes I can lose my way, it can be hard continually do jobs on the house and seeing little in the way of improvements. We have had so much outside work done, the inside is still craving serious attention.

I think I need to re-focus my attention on the jobs I need to do on the house so I stop daydreaming about sandy beaches, clear waters and sunny climates. I do get a little carried away at times – in my head I even know which cocktail I am drinking!

Now it’s a five-year travel plan instead of prioritising what needs doing to the house. I seem to have lost track of what paint I should be buying, what tools we need and which workmen to use. I have stopped looking at mood boards and seeking out inspiration for designs we could incorporate.

Before getting so distracted I was all for the dining room being re-plastered, painted and new flooring added. After we hacked away at the old stone fireplace the room looks a bit of a mess. The danger is I have started to get a bit relaxed about the state of the house; I have lived like this so long what difference does a little longer make. But people that visit really notice, they take it all in and some even pass comment.

Then upstairs we need ceilings for two rooms – well three if you count my eldest’s son room, which needs to be redone! It didn’t look too bad to begin with but it now has a noticeable sag… so bad I panic slightly one day it might fall down. SO you see I really do need to find my renovating mojo again!

Whilst his room is being revamped I would need to get him a new window. He had one when we moved in but it’s the frame I don’t like, its wooden and I prefer plastic, which lasts longer in my opinion. The site is one possibility if we do replace the window, I would never pick wood again though. When we moved in hubbie had to spray the whole house with a spray that eradicated woodworm – I don’t really want to tempt them back again by having too much tasty wood for them to nibble on. It would be PVC every time.

Fingers crossed I can get the renovation memento moving again, but seeing as I have about three or four tabs also open with holiday ideas its going to be tough! Back in May 2014 we hit the DIY hard, so hopefully we can start to crack on again without getting sidetracked.

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