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!

You can view the whole house tour in my video here or keep scrolling for lots of before and after pictures!

Special thanks to Simon of iViewProperty and Mitchell Williams for their kind permission to use the footage on my blog.

To see the before and after transformation of every room, simply click the before pic and use the arrows to see the transformation of what we started with to what we have today!

OUTSIDE ENTRANCE

Before & After

We completely renovated the front patio by painting the door, replacing the hardware and in 2015, installing black and white Victorian floor tile.

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THE LIVING ROOM

Before & After

One of the first rooms that was tackled with new flooring and over the years has seen a couple of different looks. The latest ‘version’ sees a combination of raspberry and pinks with olive greens and lots of gold.

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THE DINING ROOM

Before & 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.

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THE KITCHEN

Before & After

The kitchen was finally completed in August 2016 but we’ve been updating it little by little for the last few years. This last push to completion included new tiles, worktops and a gold sink and tap!

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THE BATHROOM

Before & After
We finished this room in the Spring of 2014 – a huge fully DIY undertaking but so worth the effort!

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THE MASTER BEDROOM

Before & After

This room is now complete and we finally changed out the carpet and sanded and stained the original floorboards (which these pics don’t show but you can see more by clicking the link below).

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THE DRESSING ROOM

Before & 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!

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THE HOME OFFICE

Before & After

We completed this room in 2015 as part of the One Room Challenge. It’s gone from a storage space and virtually unused to the spot where I do all my blogging and freelance work!

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THE “MAN CAVE” AKA THE CELLAR

Before & After

The difficult DIY portion of this (tanking the space, plasterboard, adding flooring and making it habitable) was completed back in 2013 but in the Summer of 2017, the entire space was given a cosy dark and sexy boho glam look.

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THE GARDEN

Before & After

Over the years, 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 and decking to the back of the garden.

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Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed our little tour today! While many of the rooms are looking pretty good now, there is still so much to do so lots more to come! (Ie, the hallway has never been touched so that’s a big project we still need to tackle.)
Hope you decide to keep following us on our little journey!

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