Driveway update - before and during!
This is Phase 1 - We are widening the opening of our driveway, as previously we weren’t able to open the passenger door when the car was on the drive. We’ve had all the turf dug out and the lighter non-original stonework removed.
Phase 2 will be complete in the new year when the wall will be rebuilt and finished with the original red brick. The remaining stone will be used to build retaining walls along the boundary with the joining house and to the front of our house.
Phase 3 will commence at a later date and will involve the surface of the driveway being finished - we have chosen to go with a concrete stamp.
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When your living room still looks shit so you make up for it with the biggest tree you can fit in your bay! In other news: nearly cried when I found the bauble 🌿 made for me at nursery last year, and the steetcars we bought in San Francisco when I was preggo and didn't even know! Pride of place at the top of the tree 🎄💚💛 #1930shouse #renovation #1930ssemirenovation
Tuesday and the carpets are being fitted! Thought the day would never come. Fingers crossed we can actually sleep here for Christmas! (Ignore my right non-aligned socket, panelling wasn’t in the original plan and the cable wouldn’t stretch any further left, but it’s ok, I’m cool with it now 🙃 can’t win em all can we!)
So I nearly cried at the sight of the blue paint this morning. Looked like a high school toilet. I had a tub of white emulsion in the shed so spent today doing this! 🙁 #1930ssemirenovation #1930ssemi #decorating
Kitchen should be finished very soon!
Love the dark units - so glad we went with them. Need to get some brickslips in there somewhere but I’m too nervous about having a brick splashback behind the hob for obvious cleaning reasons... love the progress so far though 😍
😍 Another current favourite amongst our #vintage
print lovers - this was from a #1930s
matchbook cover - so delightfully playful! £12 each or pick any 3 for 2, tap the 🍸 for details! 🤗🎩🎁 #wedontselltrumpets
I have finally ordered our kitchen! The roof is now fully insulated which was a job and a half, underfloor heating being put down in the next few days and liquid screed coming a week today. Bifolds then being fitted on the 17th so it will finally start to look like a proper room! Literally cannot wait. The rest of the house still looks like a building site but that’s a minor detail. My dad (who is doing most of the work) promised me it will all seem to come come together at once🤞🙏🏼 #1930ssemirenovation #kitchenextension #1930s
I don't really post this room. Mainly because it's not finished and because it's been our living space whilst all the other work was being done, so everything gets crammed in and piled up! Only 2 of the 4 walls have been painted and the woodwork still needs painting. We've been without blinds since the new windows, simply because we just can't figure out how to get them back up! But who can resist a bit of Christmas bedding 🎄🎁
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Hey insta peeps 😘....... I’ve not posted a house video for a while, here you go, you’re welcome.........so it’s been a whirlwind week with lots of good and bad news but I’ve northern blood in me so won’t let the bad outshine the good if I can help it. Anyone that knows me, knows I don’t do things by half measures so taking this build on alongside mother and fathers and doing a masters was bound to be difficult but 6 months along the process this is where I’ve got to .... well this is the hallway and kitchen and the rest is pretty much the same with lots of reclamation finds scattered about that I need to organise and renovate slowly when funds permit but I can defo see the light at the end of the tunnel .... hope you guys are having a a wicked weekend full of hangovers coz I don’t 😛😛😛 anyway I’m off to Liverpool to sort out the giveaway prize , take my mind off the build and buy a present for my uni tutors who’ve been pretty ace supporting us on the journey....gotta go .
K bye 👋😘
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Moments like this make the renovation worth while.
From the amazing open plan space, big enough for a huge tree and two 8 seater tables to the double oven cooking and serving island. We may have been in renovation nightmare 2 days ago, wet plaster, dust everywhere and all the furniture in different rooms!
Mr H worked his socks off for the house and my family 🙌🏼 #renovation #1930shome #1930ssemirenovation #plaster #diningroom #baywindow
As you can see the mantle was going to be a little lower... but as the plaster came off so did a load of dodgy brickwork. So out it came along with a load of dust and soot. Looks like the mantle will be slightly higher than planned.