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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why did we choose the house we bought

We bought a family 3 bed in suburban London and we are trying our best to turn it into a comfortable family home, where the little ones can grow. The house was built in 1926, pebble dashed on the outside. Internal wise, it had some unique features, such as panelled ceilings. However, the decor seemed to have halted in the 1970s. It felt bigger and more spacious than all the properties we had seen during our house search. It had lovely bay and double fronted windows, 2 garages and a…

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We stopped renting and bought a house.

Exciting changes happened over here! In notes of frustration, we got so wound up with increased rent. With that, I am delighted to finally share that we told the land lord “au revoir”, moved out and moved in with our parents whilst waiting to complete the purchase of our new house here in the surburbs of London. Frankly, I should have written about the process then but due to how things went when buying, we didn’t want to share/ had the brain capacity to share until the deal was DONE!…

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