Progress has been slow recently as we’ve had some busy weekends and so have not been able to dedicate much time to the  house.  That said, The Boyfriend has continued to work on stripping back the wallpaper on the ceiling when he’s had the chance.  The other big factor has been the weather – it has just been too cold to go upstairs.  The constant snowfall looks very pretty but we’re now bored of it!

Next weekend, came rain or shine, we’re committed to spending a serious chunk of time upstairs.  The aim is to finish the wallpaper removal and start stripping back the paint.  We’ll also be following up with some of the builders we’re keen to work with so we can progress the exterior work.  The other job on our to do list is the plan for the Building Regulations department.  We’ve been trying to mock-up our dream kitchen and have come up with a layout that we’re pretty pleased with but are thinking that now may be the time to get some professionals in to give us their input.  I just can’t wait to get rid of the plastic boxes that are currently home to all my kitchen things!

Despite the cold weather, the fact our shower is nothing more than a drip and the fact that most of our belongings are still packed away in boxes I’m keeping motivated by reading blogs from people who are much further ahead than us.  Today I’ve been having a look at http://www.simplythenest.com/ which is full of lovely hints and tips from Alice and her family.

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 katerenovates@gmail.com
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