It has been a while since I posted an update but that is not to say we have been ignoring the house.  We’ve been pushing on with a few small jobs but it’s fair to say our priority has been our recent celebration in which The Boyfriend became The Husband!

We’re now back home with a bit more time on our hands so the house is our number one focus.  Another big hold up has been that we have been waiting for a new window for the top floor and have had a number of delays courtesy of the builder…It needed to be custom made to fit the space and ensure it was strong enough to hold up the roof.  Five months after we were told it would arrive it finally came and we’re really happy with how it looks:

IMG_3420 You can see below that the style is very similar to what was there before but the wood is no longer rotting! Windows The other reason we were so keen to get the window in was so that we could reinstate the ceiling on the top floor and then finish the plastering up there. It had looked like the photos below and was letting out all the heat! IMG_2123 IMG_3419It was reassuring to see the plasterboard being put back in: IMG_3422 IMG_3427And we now have a proper ceiling again (it just needs a bit of paint). IMG_3867

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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2 Responses to PROJECT: WINDOWS

  1. Maureen and Bruce Titheridge says:

    We are enjoying following your blog and hope to call in on you on one of our journeys north to Aberdeen, as Kate and her family move on Friday! We still haven’t ‘come down’ from the wedding celebrations either – it was a lovely day.

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