House tour Part 1

We finally exchanged contracts on our house! I didn’t dare celebrate until it was finalised, and a part of me won’t relax until we have the keys in our hand, but we’re so very close now!

To mark the day, I thought I’d do a house tour, so here is part 1: downstairs.

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Living and dining room
Originally, Victorian houses would have had separate living and dining rooms, but have commonly been opened up for a more modern feel. Ours has been knocked through, and I do prefer that. It’s one of the only things we won’t have to do ourselves! Check out that electric fireplace – that’s going to be one of the first things to go!

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To do:
- remove laminate floors and refinish floorboards underneath
- remove electric fireplace
- repaint!! (Walls, ceilings and skirting)
- install reclaimed fireplaces on both chimney breasts
- install picture rails
- replace lights
- restore cornicing and ceiling roses
- replace horrible UPVC windows with wooden framed sash windows
- install french doors where the dining room window currently is
- replace radiators
- widen entrance into dining room (?)

Kitchen

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To do:
- remove boiler and put upstairs
- close up back door
- replace/refinish floors
- restore bay window
- install new kitchen / appliances
- open up back wall and install bifold doors
- replace ceilings
- replace lighting
- paint

This list is only short because I’m too lazy/overwhelmed to write out every step!

Hallways

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To do:
- remove carpet
- sand and refinish floors
- paint
- figure out lighting
- replace doors
- strip stair railings
- repaint/stain stairs

So that’s the downstairs and hallways. Soon I’ll post upstairs, and shortly it will be time to move! (FINGERS CROSSED)

One response to “House tour Part 1

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