Well we’ve kicked off the new year in style and had a busy weekend in the house.

The two flats have been decorated very differently and while the downstairs flat is fairly modern, the upstairs one is completely covered in woodchip.  It’s been used on every single wall (apart from in the kitchen and bathroom) and as the top floor has a wall that is approximately 5m high there is a lot of woodchip and only one place for it….the bin!

So, this weekend we’ve pushed ahead with getting rid of it.  We’ve finished two rooms (the two on the top floor) and made a good start on the top floor landing.

Finishing touches in 'the study'

First bit of landing paper coming offHallwayIn addition, The Boyfriend has stripped all the wall and floor tiles from the old kitchen and made good progress in pulling off the tiles in the main bathroom.

Bathroom tiles

Bathroom wall

He has also been getting to grips with Mydeco 3D that my sister’s boyfriend recommended.  He’s spent hours measuring out the walls of every single room and plotting it all but now he’s done the hard work it looks like we’ll be able to get an idea of what the rooms could look like.  It looks set to come in VERY handy.


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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