The Extension Starts

This is actually a tricky blog to write. The build of our kitchen extension started in July 2018 and it is now the 16th October 2019! At the time I had every intention of writing regularly to keep a diary of the work but it soon became apparent that this build was going to take […]

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The Loft Starts to Take Shape!

Now, unfortunately I’m one of those people that has very little vision when it comes to interiors. I am hoping that with this, for me pretty extensive, home renovation that I will get much better at picturing what a room will look like before it is all done up. It’s a much cheaper alternative to […]

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Up in the Loft

Ahh the loft, we couldn’t be happier! Both with the amount of space we have been able to eek out of it but more importantly with the amazing builder we had. The bulk of the structure and carpentry was carried out by one chap with the help of an additional labourer when needed, but this […]

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12 Long Months

As I’m sitting here writing this one year and 9 days after the ground works were started for the kitchen extension the granite work tops are being fitted. Yes, you read that right – OVER A YEAR AND THE WORKTOPS ARE JUST GOING IN! It has, you could say, been a very long and very […]

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Build Prep Starts

Week one starts with a bang! The morning after all the scaffolding was put up, the materials are delivered for the loft and the ground work begins for the kitchen extension! I didn’t realise how much space there was on the platform at the top of the house – there must be loads because the […]

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Up Up and Away!

The big day arrived on the 23rd July! The scaffolding was put up! Hurrah!! This was actually meant to happen on the previous Friday so the builders could get cracking on Monday morning but that wasn’t the case. But Monday came and I felt like I was 6 years old again on Christmas morning, I […]

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The Guest Room

I have always wanted a guest room. A proper grown up bedroom for family and friends to use whenever they might come and want to stay. We did have a ‘spare’ room in our last house but while being the place for a nice pull out futon, it also had to house three tall Ikea […]

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The Journey Begins!

Well, the journey began a couple of years ago when my husband and I first viewed the house. We needed more room with our growing family and came across a four bed house, which while offering the space, needed re-configuring and updating. We could see the potential which was exciting! Luckily the stars were aligned […]

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