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People are spending more money on doing their property up and renovating where they live rather than moving. The trend is to stay where we are, possibly as house prices aren’t moving or people are a bit uncertain of the future after Brexit.
So maybe it is time to do some renovations in your own home.
We live in an Edwardian townhouse. Built in 1907, it is made of stone with slate roofs and lots of period features. I’ve lived here for nearly 20 years, but actually tend to be someone who puts off doing big jobs. And now I have a big list!
I actually think my kitchen may be nearer 30 years old! It is a major part of my to do list. We have a galley kitchen, so the layout probably won’t change much, but I’d like something a but more light and airy, with more clever use of the space for storage, and perhaps this will make room for a dishwasher. It is a big job, and it is definitely going to be done in 2019!
My dream kitchen would look more like this.
I think I would go for the bevelled white tiles like the one below though. They will just never date, but are very on trend right now.
I actually had my bathroom redone a few years ago, but last year we had a leak in the ceiling and it is going to need replastering.
I love my bathroom space. It is such a haven. The Edwardian house really lent itself to the grey or monochrome colour scheme. I actually thrifted the pictures by printing out some pebble pictures from a royalty free site and spray painting the old frames white.
We used the old toilet and wash basin and just changed the taps, levers and toilet seat when updating.
My hallway is one of the most well used areas of the house, and gets by far the most traffic. For that reason I thought that it is really important that this is a wooden floor.
Our only problem in the hallway is that our two cats love to shred the carpet at the foot of the stairs. They have actually ruined the bottom two steps, and so this is on my list of things to do.
I love a neutral colour scheme, there is a lot of cream, beige and neutral light browns around my house. My go to paints are usually by Farrow and Ball, even when we renovated a room for our little one before she was born we stuck to a neutral scheme.
But my bedroom is a really calming light lavender blue colour.
We actually have more of a yard than a garden. This year we have bought our daughter a wooden Wendy house for Christmas, so I am looking forward to putting that up and renovating the garden around it. We also need a new back gate, as our old one blew down in the recent bad weather.
The B&Q website has over 6,000 products that you can buy online but, you can now browse over 35,000 products including paint, power tools, lighting and many, many more. You can simply select your chosen items to build your project-shopping list whilst browsing at home. The website can tell you if the products are in stock nearby. Once you have completed your choices, you can print off and take your list into your local B&Q store to purchase.
I cannot wait to show you all of our renovations unfolding as we do them!
Have you got plans to do D.I.Y and Home renovations in 2019 rather than moving? I would love to hear your ideas. Do contact me in the comments below, or follow me over on my social media channels.
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