It’s starting to get quite exciting in the house again as lots of really small little things are making quite a difference.  I’m sure that no-one else will be able to notice them but we know they are taking place!

For example, the doorway has been put back onto the main bathroom (we’re reusing the one that was there originally), the skirting board has been replaced in the entrance hall and the damaged woodwork around the kitchen door has been replaced:

IMG_2817 IMG_2780 IMG_2783We’ve also started to see progress on the staircase as new handrail posts have been installed on the first floor:

IMG_2786The first floor has been laid in the new bathroom and the window frames are back in place:

IMG_2793A new little cupboard has been built on the stairs:

IMG_2784And we’re very excited about the newel post we’ve found for the stairs.  The Boyfriend had to trek all the way to Barnsley to rescue it from an old barn restoration but it’s so much better than any of the ‘new’ ones we’d seen for sale.  We can’t wait to see it all in place properly!



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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