Another year comes and goes but for Alex and I it’s project refurb with our house. 2015 will be our first whole year together in our new home. We hope to be achieving a lot to help make our home more comfortable. This year we hope to have the hallway/landing, bathroom, dining room and lounge completely finished. Anything else (namely the garden will be a bonus!).
Our hallways is 99.99% done!
Our first area we focused on was the hallway/landing. We thought this would be a good place to start considering you enter and leave the house and get access to the other rooms within the house. So if we made this more suitable to our taste (basically freshen it up) it would make it feel more ‘homely’. It’s made such a difference and we’re please with the results considering we did a touchup. Thanks to Alex’s Sister (Jo) for helping us with the painting. We used paint from B&Q in their Colours range called Soft Almond. – I appreciate photos are hard to see the true colour, but it’s slightly warmer than magnolia. We then went for the refresh of using white gloss on the banisters and skirting board. This was the most messy and tedious job of all. Especially having to bring the banisters back to wood after 4-5 coats of gloss.
We still have a couple of jobs left and that is to install carpets up the stairs and top of the landing area. (for the mean time we have an off cut of carpet for the landing). Also I want to get round to building my own bespoke coat hanger rail along the wall. – a job for the warmer months.
Here’s the before photos – November 2014
and here’s the after photos
hallway with laminate flooring, mirrors came from the range and the light fitting came from B&Q.
As you can see the stairs is what is left for us to carpet. We’ll do this early this year.
View from the stairs.
As you can see here that you’ll agree it looks a lot more brighter throughout. We also need sand down the banister hand rail and apply top coat to varnish it again.
upstairs, you can see we installed a new radiator to the left, and also grabbed a free offcut of carpet to use a runner for the time being until we get it carpeted.
Stay tuned for updated to this page for when we get it carpeted. We’re also looking into getting the doors replaced so we haven’t spent the time to gloss these.
Hopefully in the next week we can show you the transformation of the bathroom that I’ve been working on.