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    September 22, 2016

    It wasn’t that we shirked off this summer on the renovation side of things. Aside of being pretty skint we had absolutely no energy for any big projects because we were training for our first…


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Hello

Sharing the highs, the lows, the wins and the frustrations of renovating and modernising our 1930s semi. #therewillbedust

After many years of renting – some good, some bad, some I wish I’d never had to leave perhaps it was time…

Myself and the Mr have been together for a few years, until the end of 2014 we were renting a fab duplex apartment in a leafy part of the city. It had a ton of original features, sash windows, a huge kitchen diner and a cute little private garden – we had some great parties! But as we were getting a little older and as there were some significant birthdays on the horizon it felt like we needed to crack on if we wanted a place of our own that we could tinker with and improve and most importantly really enjoy.

While we were students we’d both lived in a lot of three storey Victorian terrace houses with narrow dark hallways, downstairs bathrooms. For our first home together we were interested in houses with a bigger footprint and a different layout. Moving to a new part of town meant we could potentially find an Edwardian style house.

Through the very sad loss of a family member I received a little bit of inheritance and when not long after the owner of our rented apartment decided they wanted to sell-up everything aligned for us to get serious about buying our first home.

Here’s what we did next!

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