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 – Before and After
We completely renovated the front patio by painting the door, replacing the hardware and in 2015, installing black and white Victorian floor tile.
The Living Room – Before and After
The Dining Room – Before and After
We recently remodelled this entire space in the spring of 2016. It had been a dark blue colour over the years but I wanted a total fresh new look so we relaid flooring, updated the fireplace and installed wallpanels and architraves along with lots of other details.
The Kitchen – Before and After
The kitchen is still in progress and has been for about 4 years (!). Still to be done: replacing the countertops, tap and sink, and changing the tiles among other things! It’s still a work in progress but we hope to complete everything by Autumn 2016.
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” although it’s coming along nicely now! The carpet will be removed, wood floors refinished and we’ll be adding a rug.
The Dressing Room – Before and After
I gave this room a complete overhaul in 2014 – it’s the 3rd and tiniest bedroom (ie the ‘box’ room) but my personal girlie haven!
The Office – Before and After
We completed this room as part of the One Room Challenge in Spring 2015! Eventually, we want to add a full wall of shelving in here with an integrated pull out bed for guests but here’s what it’s looking like now…
The “Man Cave” aka The Cellar – Before and After
The difficult DIY portion of this (tanking the space, plasterboard, 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 but we plan on putting a nice design spin on this space in the winter of 2016. Stay tuned.
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 near the back of the house, added lots of plants which have matured nicely over the years and in 2016, we added a pergola to the back of the garden. It’s coming along but there are still a few things to do here!
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