Er… so, yeah, we like, finished the building and stuff. Quite a while ago – but as with all things, they’re never really finished; there’s still books to unpack and pictures to hang and a couple of new cracks to be filled too.
But without any further procrastination and fannying about let’s have a look at Before, During and After:
We’ve gone for more of a conventional driveway rather than the skip and falling over wheely-bin look. This was finished off with a dropped curb this January after months of arguing backward and forward with the council and £1800 later.
A vast improvement here: walnut laminate from Howdens, solid walnut mirror hanging above the 30s inspired radiator cover. The carpet is Country Gems Check in Birch grey from John Lewis.
Painstakingly restored original doors and banister, finished off with a new newel post cap from eBay.
Bedroom 3 is a little on the small side for a bedroom so is playing the part of the Lady of the House’s dressing room, complete with solid walnut wardrobe and chest of draws from Bentley Designs.
The spare bedroom-come-library
The master bedroom has been de-cluttered, and now features a solid walnut king-sized bed and amazingly comfortable 600 thread count duvet set from Costco.
Units and countertop from Howdens, tiles from Topps Tiles, taps and shower fittings from eBay.
Bit of a change? Probably my favourite room in the house. Sofa and tables from Furniture Village and artwork from Thailand, Morocco and Africa.
Coronet cast iron fireplace, refurbished original fire surround with leftover worktop mantle piece and dining table and chairs from Oak Furniture Land.
The majority of the kitchen is now housed in the side extension. Units in Burford White with a walnut stained beech worktop. Oven, hob and dishwasher from Baumatic and temperature controlled wine cellar from Samsung.
An incredibly useful addition to the house is the utility room and downstairs toilet. This features the refurbished original butler’s sink, washing machine, boiler and extra storage.
Not the most inspiring looking office but plenty of desk and storage space.
In need of some care and attention and not looking amazing in the winter, the garden was home to an awesome celebratory BBQ last summer when we officially finished (the majority) of the work.
What a great way to finish a long and gruelling, but ultimately very satisfying and successful project!