House Tour

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!

Outside Entrance

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!

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed our little tour today! There is still so much to do so lots more to come!
Hope you decide to keep following us on our little journey! You can follow our progress by clicking on those little social media buttons above or subscribe for updates via email.
  • AngelaJanuary 8, 2015 - 3:42 pm


    And, do give kitty a pat from me.



  • JillianJanuary 19, 2015 - 2:52 pm

    Your home is absolutely gorgeous! It’s amazing to see the before and after pictures–you’d never imagine the afters started as the befores! You guys did such an amazing job!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie @Maggie Overby StudiosFebruary 8, 2015 - 7:21 am

    First visit to your blog. Love your style and a girl who’s not afraid of color. Adding you to my bloglovin so I can keep up with your adventures…
    Glad I stopped by!

    • Kimberly DuranFebruary 8, 2015 - 9:49 am

      Thanks for such a lovely comment and for adding me! Welcome lovely! :D xxxReplyCancel

  • ShaFebruary 8, 2015 - 10:17 am

    I LOVE what you’ve done to the house! I’ve got a new decor love…eclectic boho glam.ReplyCancel

  • CarolineFebruary 10, 2015 - 10:43 am

    Not looked for a while but OMG, looks amazing! First came across your site following a link on Twitter and love it! The master bedroom and ‘man cave’ look fab, think they’ve been added since I last looked – and add to the overall fabulousness of your house. Can’t wait to see what you do next!ReplyCancel

  • MelissaMarch 24, 2015 - 12:30 pm

    I just found your blog and the timing couldn’t be any more perfect. I just purchased a home that needs little love and a lot of great ideas. All the work you have done is such an inspiration. So excited to see what I can mix and match!ReplyCancel

  • Amy SApril 5, 2015 - 12:52 pm

    Your home is gorgeous! Totally love your aesthetic! Can you share where you or your husband found the trio of Star Wars prints? Have a Star Wars lover here and would love to surprise him with those!ReplyCancel

  • suellenApril 16, 2015 - 11:19 pm

    Your pictures need to be resized, they are too big for the page making it very difficult to visualise pictures in full. Quite painful and tiring to keep on trying to look at them. Apart from that great websiteReplyCancel

  • RaphaelApril 16, 2015 - 11:38 pm

    wow, what a beautiful home, every room has so much personality. The master bedroom and your dressing room are my favourites – such eclectic pieces. Good luck with the next room, can’t wait to see it. xReplyCancel

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *