Documenting Home Renovations on the Web
Moving into a new home can be joyous. Mainly, if you have upgraded to a new home that you bought, there are a lot of activities that you need to see how you are progressing in making it a paradise for you and your family. However, it can still be stressful and become a nightmare even though you may have spent considerable amount of time calculating the costs and time needed to become what you desired.
Back in 2006, my husband and I decided that it was time that we bought our own home. We had saved quite enough for a new country house for several years. I always preferred to have my kids raised in the countryside, but we needed a place which was convenient to enable us access town where we had our business. After going through various classified listing, I found a place which I felt excited me. The home being sold had a garden and I felt that this would enable me grow a few organic vegetables as well as a few scented flowers.
We discussed about the place before we went to view the house. Typically, the garden must have been great, and the location of the house was good, but it needed a lot of renovations. We talked about it with the real estate company selling the home and after several considerations about the cost which would be incurred in making the renovating the home, they accepted to give us a handsome discount.
Giving the new Home a feminine Touch
I wanted to detail every step taken to give the house a modern finish, and that made me start a keepsake blog for the home where we could document all the costs incurred as well as show the nice finishes that we had decided on.
Initially the house had been two flats lived by different people. One flat was located upstairs and another on the ground. We talked about it and decided to first renovate the one upstairs. This one had a huge kitchen unlike the one downstairs and we decided to renovate the kitchen to become our luxury bathroom. Before we could really get started, we had to put central heating in. my husband did it himself, apart from installing the boiler. The kitchen needed some rebuilding.
The first phase of the bathroom was to put in a shower cubicle – extra-large! And we left space around the sides for drainage tubs to be filled with stones and pebbles to make it classy. We then fixed a huge glass block wall for one side of the shower as is seen in most luxurious guest rooms. The top of the glass block wall was edged with blue tiles with flecks of gold. Very extravagant, but we only needed a few and we had some spare for when we put the Jacuzzi-size bath in. With that, the bathroom was okay for us.
There wasn’t much work to do in our bedroom, except some painting and decorating to give it a classy finish. We decided to put vintage decoration in the bedroom.
Downstairs, the kitchen was a bit smaller and we needed extra space. We decided to knock down the bathroom to expand the kitchen. We also rebuilt the fireplace so that it would fit a double heaven. From there we deiced to give it an antique finish by purchasing Antique Pine cabinets for the kitchen.
With the most basic renovations done, we concentrated our efforts in the living room, where we had to knock down one of the two bedrooms downstairs to expand the living room. We then furnished it with antique furniture and other decorations to give it a unique look.
Outdoors, we fixed the garden with the backyard having the vegetable garden and the front space filled with flowers. We also had a few finished on the exterior walls of the house and voila, we had a new looking home.
It was now time for a housewarming party, in which we invited relatives and friends and they really enjoyed the place.