The Finished Kitchen: Final Results

My last house-related post shows our finished bathroom and now we have a finished kitchen too! The bathroom looks exactly how I imagined it. It’s quite a small room, so we had to go for a joint bath-shower, which meant forgoing my walk-in shower *huge sad face*. There isn’t much light in the bathroom so we got glossy tiles to reflect the little light that there is.…

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The Finished Bathroom: Final Results

The bathroom has been my nemesis for weeks now. I’ve been using the neighbours’ bathrooms for the last 8 weeks. It’s true that I’ve got to know them pretty well because of it – and they’re all lovely. Luckily, we’re not living in this house. Having no working toilet or shower would have been impossible. You might have seen my last bathroom post which shows the…

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Jay demolishes things: I remove wallpaper

I was really excited to get the wallpaper off the walls, partly because it was all patterned and pink. The wallpaper in this room wasn’t too bad, and I could have lived with it, but that carpet! You can’t tell from the photo but it was all worn through in several places, especially around the sofas where people would sit down. Exhibit B manages to…

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How to successfully remove a kitchen

The biggest job of this house renovation is removing and replacing the kitchen. When we bought our house, we knew it needed work. The decor was very dated, and probably hadn’t been changed for at least 30 years. Our mistake was thinking that we could simply strip some wallpaper and repaint, and replace the carpets. Well, we were wrong. The kitchen was removed after having…

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