Good things come to those who can’t wait

So we pulled up the carpets in the bathroom…. Eventually the floor will be tiled and the floorboards are in a terrible condition, but in my opinion, anything is better than carpet in a bathroom. And we pulled up the carpet in the entrance hall… The flooring here is in pretty good condition, apart from…

The best reason to rip up all the carpets

No, not that the only floors in the house that aren’t carpeted are the loft and the cellar meaning both bathrooms and the kitchen have carpet. I’m just going to let that sink in for you for a bit. Nor, in fact, that I love sanded and varnished floorboards and the carpet is one big…

The Kitchen

I spend a lot of time in our kitchen as I do all most of the cooking, and I really love cooking. The current kitchen is warm, and functional, but has been largely untouched since the 1970s, as well as having been subject to an unsympathetic side and rear extension. In truth we did not…

What the Architect said

Very fortunately, we managed to find, meet with, and engage an architect in the space of about a week! He is local and very experienced, both in terms of his professional skills, and with dealing with the nuances and quirks of our local planning department. We discussed our plans for the extension of the dining…

The back garden

We have been so fortunate to find a beautiful house that also has an amazing garden. In our previous home, we had very small front and gardens, commensurate with a Victorian terrace, but as we both love gardening and growing fruit and veg, we also had an allotment (a relatively tiny 30 ft x 10…

The Plan

Yes we do have one. We’re consummate planners. Me with endless lists, Pinterest boards, and Googling, Mr Tall with his spreadsheets and calculations. It makes us a good team, and it means we’re prepared for what’s to come when the work starts. You see we’ve been here before on a much smaller scale in our…

Moving in

We moved in a week and a half ago, and unfortunately, because of the weather and the incredible efficiency of our moving company, I didn’t get any photos of the empty house. However, even with the photos we took before we moved in, and the ones since with our furniture in, I think it’s pretty…