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 (see more here)
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 (see more here)
The Dining Room – Before and After (see more here)
We need to refinish the floors in here and I’ve recently taken down the gallery wall! While I still love the colour and many of the other elements, we’ll be moving the TV to a different wall and completely changing what’s currently there so stay tuned to what will be going in it’s place!
The Kitchen – Before and After (see more here)
The kitchen is still in progress and has been for about 4 years (!). We’ve just recently replaced the lighting in here but still to be done: replacing the countertops, tap and sink, more tiling across the back of the cooker, adding brass trim around the tiles among other things! It’s still a work in progress…
The Bathroom – Before and After (see more here)
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 (see more here)
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 (see more here)
I gave this room a complete overhaul in 2014 and I’m pretty happy with it now – it’s the 3rd and tiniest bedroom but my personal girlie haven!
The Office (soon to be also Guest Bedroom) – Before and After (see more here)
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 (see more here)
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 (see more here)
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!