It’s been a lovely spring day today and we have had the back door open to try and help the plaster in the utility room dry out so we may even have paint on the walls in the next week or so…

Over the last few weeks one of the main areas of focus has been on building the dividing wall between the utility room and downstairs loo and getting the room plastered:

Lots of ‘hidden’ work has also been done to get all the wiring updated.  What was the old dining room has had the prep work done for all of the new spot lights (as well as being insulated):

The fireplace has been opened up for the oven to fit into and the supporting steel has been put in place.

We’ve now ordered all the units but the builder really helped by mocking out all their positions on the floor for us:


The ceiling has also been plastered in the old dining room and the prep work has been started for the other half of the room:

We’ve been told that the sink will be going this week so we’ll have to do our washing up in the bathroom but it’s been good to have it for this long so we can’t really moan:


As the sun shone throw the windows today it was really nice to be able to stand in the doorway and see it come through both windows:



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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  1. SammyandSufi says:

    This is a differnt and exciting design, can’t wait to see it progress further!

  2. Pingback: PROJECT: KITCHEN | Kate Renovates

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