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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

PROJECT: KITCHEN

We finally have a kitchen!  Well we almost do…we’re yet to cook or eat in there but we’re getting really close and yesterday we finally unpacked all of our kitchen related wedding gifts, nearly three years after we received them. … Continue reading

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PROJECT: KITCHEN

I’ve just been having a look back at what I last posted and it’s reminded me how much has changed.  Morale is a bit low at the moment as it seems like the kitchen project is starting to drag on … Continue reading

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PROJECT: KITCHEN/UTILITY ROOM

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 … Continue reading

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PROJECT: KITCHEN/UTILITY ROOM

We’re now nearly a month into Project Kitchen Whoop Whoop!  I have been taking 100s of pictures but this is the first opportunity I have had to update the blog.  Overall things are going really well and we’re both very … Continue reading

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PROJECT: KITCHEN

We have been planing the kitchen for years now and it seems that we’re finally close to starting work of it.  I can not wait to get rid of what we have as it is too crowded and lots of … Continue reading

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A LOOK BACK AT 2016

I wrote back in October that we thought we had a start date from the builder but I was a bit optimistic as we just had a rough time frame (the end of the year).  However, we now have a … Continue reading

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PROJECT: FINISHING TOUCHES

We think we now have a date for the builder to start on the kitchen and so we are trying to finish off all the smaller jobs so that by the time the kitchen is done everything else will be too. … Continue reading

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