As some of my more astute reader's may have noticed, the renovation updates have decreased exponentially with the increased stress, exhaustion, delay and blow out costs of our 'Big New Project.'
Now that I have allowed my inner 'Property Ladder' renovator loose, I can officially announce that I seriously hate renovating and most certainly can't face doing it again any time soon.
|Blissfully unaware of the horrible 7 weeks ahead|
Worryingly, Mr L'Orange quite enjoyed the epic renovation (even with the bathroom tile nightmare) and is busy trying to persuade me it will be easier next time and we should do it all over again with a new project! When I said, 'No,' he then said, 'Okay in 6 months.'
Our project that was supposed to be fairly simple and take 4 weeks ended up being very hard and took 7 weeks and lots of blood, sweat and tears. However it is now finished, looks fantastic and Mr L'Orange and I are still married - all of which are small miracles.
I am going to update you with more room by room posts of exactly what we did, but thought as a treat, we could just rush to the 'before and after pictures' to brighten up your week and mine!
So you can enjoy the next part to the full, grab yourself a cup of tea, sit down and take a look at what you can achieve in 7 weeks when you get up at 5am, do DIY on your lunch hour and finish working at 9pm each night!
Let's start with our favourite room in the house - the Sunroom.
|Sunroom before the renovations|
|Light, bright & airy sunroom after the renovations|
|Sunroom - before|
|Sunroom - after. The retro curtains got to stay!|
|Retro kitchen - before|
|Functional layout but totally ugly kitchen - before|
|Lovely and spacious|
|New kitchen - after|
|Pressed tin splash back - my favourite thing in the kitchen|
|Main bedroom in all its wallpaper glory - before|
|Yet more wallpaper - before|
|Main bedroom with no wallpaper - after|
|Main bedroom with a little lounge - after|
The front of the house has also had a dramatic overhaul so that we could bring things out of the 50's and a little more up to date.
|Old verandah during demolition|
|Hideous crazy paving & verandah posts - before|
|New deck & verandah posts - after|
|New deck & windows - after|
Get ready for the second instalment of 'before & after' pictures tomorrow! Hope you like the reveal so far, would love to get your comments.