The last few weeks have flown by and with Christmas just around the corner we’ve been busy buying presents and eating too much food rather than doing lots of work on the house.  Today, as I was having fun in the supermarket The Boyfriend decided that the top floor needed a bit of attention and he has done loads.

The room that will one day be our study has had almost all of the wallpaper taken down and he’s also pulled off the tiles and wall brackets that were in the upstairs kitchen (it will be our en-suite bathroom one day).

Kitchen tiles

House 1 011

House 1 012

The content of the old ‘kitchen’ has been living in the master bedroom since the day it was taken down but has now been tidied up and organised and even turned into a work bench.

Old kitchen units

Work bench

We’ve had a quote from a plumber and a local builder so think we’re all set to make some big changes in the new year but for now we’ll stick to the basics (and keep dreaming of sitting by an open fire this time next year).

About katerenovates

Hello and welcome to Kate Renovates - a blog about my attempts at renovation. The Husband and I have now been living in our house for four years and changes are being made slowly. It's an unloved Victorian townhouse that had been converted into two flats. Armed with a little bit of know-how and bags of enthusiasm, we have turned it back into one house and are transforming it into our home. Many of the original features remain but the flats had been rented out and so none of the rooms were in great shape. Luckily, it has a fully functioning kitchen and we recently finished the new bathroom and so things are getting more and more comfortable all the time. We're learning as we go and sharing our ups (and downs) on here as we try (fingers crossed) to bring the house back to life. I'd love to hear your thoughts on my blog or any tips you may have on our house project, so to contact me, please email
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