We have now been living in the house for six months and the progress has been slow but steady.  However, last weekend, The Boyfriend was home alone and made massive progress in the bathroom.

When we moved in it was two separate rooms but we decided straight away that we wanted to make it one large room.  In preparation for this we had already removed a long radiator from the landing so that we could bring the doorway forward and The Boyfriend had removed all of the tiles.

It had looked like this when we moved in…

Bathroom Bathroom…and we’d got it to this point.

IMG_0610The first major work The Boyfriend completed was to take down the dividing wall…

IMG_0835…leaving a huge pile of wood on the landing.

IMG_0840He then removed the corner cupboard…

IMG_0855In the process he had discovered some interesting wallpaper hidden underneath everything…


and kept all the door frames so that we can re-use them for this bathroom and the small one we want to add in upstairs.


He then removed all the plaster work so it now looks like this…


All in all it was a good weekend and we can definitely see the progress.

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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