Sunday, 5 July 2020

From House to Home

(AD) If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that I have shared a bit more homelife - the cats, the bathroom, books, flowers and my insanely pretty wax met burner, don't worry I am not about to start sharing Hinch lists or anything like that, but working from home does lead to doing those jobs you have never quite finished or completed.
From House to Home
When we moved into this place well over 10 years ago now, it was nothing like we had agreed when we signed all the legal papers. It took 3 months from exchange and completion to actually move in and boy oh boy was it a nightmare. I had cleverly arranged for all our furniture to arrive on the day we moved in, the broadband people, I was going to sort all the bills out and ensure we had done the Council tax and so on... when I opened the door with the keys, well... someone had been living here that was obvious. In the middle of the bedroom we had furniture that was not mine, there was no skirting boards, light fittings, curtain poles and door handles had been removed - all those annoying things that you need. To put everything right, it takes time, it takes money and of course patience.

The hallway is quite easily the most used part of the house, we all walk through it several times a day and whilst the skirting boards have now been fixed in place and we have finally started to hang pictures on the wall now it has been decorated. The one thing we still haven't done is changed the parquet flooring*, part of which suffered water damage when we had a leak from the flat upstairs. Instead, we have just made do because the bathroom renovation cost a little more than we had budgeted for, but worth every penny.  
From House to Home
Slowly but surely, we have made this house a home, granted as time goes on things need replacing and fixing - again the fridge freezer is being a nightmare, so that is the next purchase, but oddly, I have enjoyed doing little bits here and there, changing one room at a time.

Is there a room in your house that you are working on right now?

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  1. I think that lockdown made everyone see all of the little jobs they've been meaning to do for years and all rooms have either been transformed or are on the list!

    Imagine taking skirting boards and curtain poles?! Bizarre! x


  2. Well I am going to have to work on the dining room wall now as you know, haha! We are currently trying to make the living room more homely. We've been talking about buying this house in the future so know what we want to do with it!

  3. Thats the thing once you own a house, the costs really do start to add up, there is always something you want to do! Great satisfaction as a room is finished though. Mich x


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