As well as adding the finishing touches to the living room we have also been trying to finish off the basement and I think we are almost there.  Once again it is the lack of cushions that is holding us back from ticking it off the completed list!

The book cases are now full and have instantly added some much needed colour to the space:

We still need to sort the books out properly as they have just been thrown on for now but it was really nice to finally be able to unpack lots of the boxes that were in the back room.

We have also got a new coffee table for down there and our most recent addition is a new rug.  It’s so new that I’m still not 100% sure but it definitely fits the space so I’m coming around to it:IMG_7158

We also finally got around to choosing the blinds.  We have gone for black-out ones which definitely make it feel very cosy when watching a film:


As well as needing to make a decision on the cushions we also want to re-varnish the  nest of coffee tables and start to put up some pictures on the far wall but we feel like we are slowly getting there:



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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