House Tour!

Considering we’ve been in the house over a month now, thought it was time to do an update!  We wanted to get a bit of decorating done before we showed it off and there’s still some work to be done, but here we are at the moment:

2014-05-31 11.55.13Our house is a two bedroom semi-detached, which means we share a wall with the neighboring house.  Semi-detached and terraced houses are pretty common in England (need to maximise the space!).

20140531_115731The kitchen needed the least work of the rooms in the house, we might repaint it at some point, but I think we’re going to leave it alone for the time being.

20140531_115743Before and After of the lounge, we still need to paint this room and the landing.  We’re also on the hunt for a square table to go in the corner near the kitchen.  That’s the project for after Jennie visits!

PicMonkey CollageAnd currently:

10543137_690819767146_333932576_nOur bedroom took the most work as the walls weren’t in the best condition after Dan removed a wardrobe that took up the entire length of the wall the previous owners had left behind.

PicMonkey Collage

And After:

10529603_690819512656_409369930_nAnd the most dramatic transformation, the second bedroom or what Dan and I referred to as the Princess room.

PicMonkey CollageAnd After:

10524093_690819697286_1152879679_nAnd the best part, the back garden.  It’s southwest facing, so when it’s sunny, it’s an absolute sun trap.  Our first house purchases included a BBQ and fire pit, we’ve had quite a few BBQs and spent some evening sitting around the fire pit.  Dan has also been slowly transforming the garage in his man cave, haha!  No more wet suits and kite gear in the bath tub 🙂

PicMonkey CollageIt’s been quite the feat getting moved in and set up, especially since our flat was fully furnished so we needed to buy everything from cutlery to a vacuum cleaner when we moved in.  Definitely enjoying home ownership at the moment though!




About Mandy

29 year old, somewhat snarky, happily married, and always on the look out for a good recipe or latest beauty bargain.
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4 Responses to House Tour!

  1. Kendra says:

    YAY! It looks great, Mandy!

  2. favorite godmother says:

    looks like you did a lot of work to make it your own

  3. bgrannes says:

    Hi Mandy & Dan;
    Your house looks very cute; I think you are having a lot of fun fixing it up. John & Betty next door
    to us at the cabin are moving to Sr. housing in Fargo, ND. They are having an auction next week
    to get rid of everything they are not taking with them – too bad you aren’t here; you could probably
    find something cute for your house! Thanks for sharing the pics with us.
    Love, Grandma & Grandpa

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