house before tour: the bathroom + upstairs wc

Our bathroom before was a pretty functional space, expected of somewhere that had it’s last renovation pre 1970s. It had a pretty large tub, blue tiles which were quite dated but I kind of liked. However, the tiles were just on the perimeter of the bath and the sink. If it wasn’t for the lead pipes, we would have used it until we were able to renovate it. Back on the tiles, I did like the little tile soap tray! I think this bathroom could have been made bigger with…
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house before tour: the garden

How blessed is this space? Wide, and full of potential to play! How do I describe the garden? The space was arranged in very low but super wide raised beds, perfect for someone who is super experienced at gardening. However, we are yet to gain our green thumb shiny gold badge, hence, we had to transform this space! This garden has so many outbuildings! A shed, two mini looking outbuildings and two garages. We were also blessed with a whole host of beautiful shrubs and trees including a Camellia tree…
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house before tour: the kitchen/ breakfast nook

Personally, the kitchen was odd. I guess the layout didn’t help, but the placement of the cabinets felt very disjointed. The kitchen certainly had this very functional utility feel to it. One thing I loved though was the little pantry room next to the sink and under the stairs, as well as the really high ceiling. Behind the cabinet is a fireplace. It’s a shame it is all boarded away. To the left of the fireplace housed a huge water tank. And, the floor was carpeted! A big no no.…
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house before tour: the living Room

You know the room that gives happy feel? This is the room. It has a door to the sunroom and large bay windows on the opposite wall so this room is flooded with light. The ceiling is high too. Of course, we have to revamp everything. Literally clean it all out. This room was swapped with the playroom to become our front room, purely because it is smaller than the playroom. The children obviously need more space! We can’t wait to share how we transformed this space, especially opening up…
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house before tour: the upstairs bedrooms

Welcome to our bedrooms! We love love love the space. The ceiling on room number two! However, the ceiling of room number three wasn’t to my liking. The lighting configuration was odd. The pendants were all next to the window. That was one thing that was going to change, plus the removal of the tiled fire places, hopefully restored to something a bit more grander. Bedroom no 3 was clad with in units which covered the fireplace, making it significantly smaller. It also housed another boiler so, that needed to…
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house before tour: the playroom

On paper, this is the front room. Comes with a large bay window, a 1970s fireplace instead of a 1920s one but hey. I love the ceiling in this room so much. The floor had to go, because the carpet wasn’t to our taste. The two tonal cream and white paint wasn’t striking to us either. I do love the wall paper, very 1970s! The room is north facing hence quite dark so we had to think about lighting and paint colour. WeAlso had the option of opening up the…
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house before tour: the hallway & stairs

I loved the hallway for its width and height of ceilings. However, something felt dark and eerie about the space and we knew that it needed light. The electric heater by the end of the stairs was already posing a hazard especially with kids. Also carpet for us was a big no-no. Solving the lack of light problem for us was a priority when transforming this space. Breaking down the wall to the kitchen to create a semi open plan look and converting the 2 single doors leading to the…
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