2013 was a busy year for our little house project.  We achieved a lot more than we thought we would and dealt with a few hiccups here and there too.  As we enter 2014 we have:

  • A roof that doesn’t leak
  • Smart barge boards
  • Newly painted windows
  • A hallway (now that the doors/walls to both flats have been taken out)
  • A lovely front door with lots of new door furniture
  • An extra room on the top-floor
  • A new boiler and heating system (that is fully installed and working)
  • Radiators that are in, working and facing the right way
  • Lights in the top two floors (so I don’t have to wait until the weekend to see what has been happening)
  • The makings of a family bathroom now that the two rooms have been combined
  • And my favourite of all is the new fireplace in the living room which has been put to work over the last few weeks

Here are some of our latest achievements:

We’ve plastered the bathroom wall and now have light switches and a temperature controller on it (the first photo was taken looking up the stairs while the second is from the landing)

IMG_1091IMG_2622We’ve replastered the bedroom ceiling on the top floor

IMG_1093 IMG_2624We finally took the oven that was in our ‘bedroom’ to the dump

IMG_0860And, there is no longer a huge hole in the wall where the old boiler was.




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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