Welcome to my renovating blog which details the room by room, project by project, little by little renovation of our forever home.
“Ok, so where do I start?”
So, we bought a house, not even recently, back in 2007. It was going to be our 10-year project, well, guess what? It’s still not finished. The house is old, 1790 we think. It has been adequately maintained over the years, the basics have been done to keep it in fairly good condition and to keep it standing, but as far as we can tell, its never been loved. Cue me, known to my friends as ‘Len’ (but 100% female), as I get stuck in doing any building work myself and I love a house project!
I am never happier than when I’m planning a renovation, quantity surveying for materials, getting stuck in with the work and then seeing the design come to life. I am a firm believer in the fact that the planning and dreaming about the project is often far more fun and satisfying than having a completed project, I don’t know what I will do with myself when everything’s finished (but I guess I would say that cos we’re not finished yet right!?)
I’ve never had a blog before and I’m still not even on Instagram, but I eat, sleep and breathe property and after talking about it for years I am now trying to document our journey of renovating our house.
We have young children, 3 boys, and we don’t have endless amounts of money for our house projects. We always strive to achieve a high end look at what we believe are reasonable prices. Quality is key for us. I shop around for best prices and use eBay for buying (and also for selling things I have bought too soon and then changed my mind on). On the occasions when I can’t source something I want cheaper online, I endeavor to make it. We very rarely pay for labour if we can do it ourselves.
So there you go, that’s a bit about me and a bit about what you can expect to find on this site. When I refer to “us”, I’m talking about me and my husband. We live in the UK and I can’t wait to share our renovating with you.