House Renovations – Week Two

I’ve had loads of questions about the new house so I thought a quick update post might be easier to answer some of the more popular ones. We spent the first weekend after getting the keys stripping out. This is always a process I find really therapeutic but also one where I get easily carried away and forget about the budget! It’s also where you quickly realise that the best laid plans often go completely out the window. For example, I’d planned to keep the carpet in the back bedroom to save money on flooring but actually on closer inspection…

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Stripping out the new house

After finally getting our hands on the keys, within 24 hours we were in the new house stripping out. We’re not living in the property straight away until some of the work is completed, so time is of the essence to get cracking so we can move in. J’s mum has had the girls for a couple of days this week so I’ve been able to lend a hand and it’s already starting to look a lot different. Rather than a skip, we opted for a grabber to come collect all the rubbish today so we’ve been frantically pulling things…

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Our New House – The Estate Agent Pictures

After a whirlwind couple of months, we completed on the sale of our new home on Friday and finally got our hands on the keys. Despite the sale only taking a couple of months to go through from offer to completion, I’d forgotten all the reasons we had fallen in love with it. We both thankfully have an ability to see past decor and as J runs a fire and flood restoration business, he has an eye for spotting any major issues. So hopefully you won’t think we’re too crazy when you scroll through the photos. I have an uncanny knack…

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The Secret’s Out – We’re Moving Out the Farmhouse

When J and I found out we were expecting twins, it’s no secret that I had a bit of mini breakdown. We were living in a small two bedroomed new(ish) build which I had bought prior to getting married. The first owner of the home had quite eclectic taste and so we had spent a lot of our savings and wedding money turning it from the rainbow house, into a calm neutral and modern space. We had just completed the inside renovations that summer and had started working on the garden when found out I wasn’t just growing one but…

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