Welcome to my House Tour. We’ve lived in our Edwardian home (built in 1906) since June 2010. During the time we’ve lived here, we’ve tried our best to make it reflect our own personalities (yes, Wayne’s as well!) without spending a lot of money and tackling all the work with our own two hands. So getting big style on a small budget (and getting our hands dirty in the process) is what we’re all about. Although I do believe every room should have at least one splurge to make it a little special!
Bear in mind, it’s so totally not done yet. But then, I wouldn’t think to not have guests in our home despite the fact it’s not done so why not welcome my virtual friends inside as well?
Use the arrows of each gallery to see the transformation of what we started with to what we have today!
We’re only at very early stages of the front remodel but here’s the progress so far…
The Living Room – Before and After
The Dining Room – Before and After
We need to refinish the floors in here and that gallery wall is always a work in progress!
The Kitchen – Before and After
The kitchen is still in progress and has been for about 3 years (!). We are going to be replacing the countertops, tap and sink and I also want to replace (again!) the extractor, backsplash and lighting at some point in the future!
The Bathroom – Before and After
We finished this room in the Spring of 2014 – a huge fully DIY undertaking but so worth the effort!
The Master Bedroom – Before and After
Another “room in progress” – we still need to get new wardrobes for the other side of the room (not shown), add a small seating area and the carpet will be removed, wood floors refinished and we’ll be adding a rug.
The Dressing Room – Before and After
The 3rd and tiniest bedroom but my personal girlie haven!
The Guest Bedroom/Office – Work in Progress!
Our next big project for 2015! Stay tuned…
The “Man Cave” aka The Cellar – Before and After
The difficult DIY portion of this (tanking the space, drywalling, adding flooring and making it habitable) has been completed now but we still need to finish the stairs and box in some pipes. We have made a little more progress (like an added wall mural and a door to the storage area) that are not yet seen in these pictures so stay tuned for that!
The Garden – Before and After
Still a work in progress! You’ll see in some of these pictures (they were not all taken at the same time), we extended and stained the decking in the back but intend on completing it with railing and getting some new garden furniture as well. But this is the progress we’ve made so far!