Our house is in desperate need of some TLC. We have lived here for almost 12 years now and we haven’t really done a great deal to it, apart from a new bathroom a couple of years ago. Having the new bathroom has really put me off doing anymore work though as the people who did it were quite poor so left it in a state that I wasn’t happy with. So next time we do something I will make sure not to pay up before I am happy!
It’s been hard having two small children and James working full-time (all the hours God sends) we just haven’t seemed to be able to get anything done. Plus the fact we thought we would be moving for almost 3 of those years didn’t help, we didn’t want to spend too much money on a house that isn’t our forever home but it looks like we will be staying here for the foreseeable future anyway so it’s really time that things get done now and I’d really love to be able to give the kid’s nice bedrooms.
Next year we are on a mission to get our house in order and make it more of a home. The kids are older now and far more independent and don’t tend to draw all over the walls and furniture anymore so we are safe in the knowledge that they aren’t going to wreck the place… until they are having wild parties in their teenage years anyway 😉
I am totally addicted to making Pinterest boards for my dream home so I’m going to share a few of them with you today. Maybe if I spent a little more time making real life plans instead of Pinterest boards I’d have a beautiful home by now 😉
I think the first thing that I want to do next year is get some new flooring down because our floors are dreadful, really cheap carpets and lino that the previous owners put down. As we don’t want to spend a huge amount on this house incase we do move I just want to get some really good quality, easy to clean laminate flooring in most of the rooms and I am sure that will change the look and feel of the house instantly.
I’m desperately looking for new ideas for our kitchen because that is the part of the house that really needs updating the most. If you’ve had a new bathroom or kitchen done yourselves it’ll be great to hear some recommendations for companies etc that we could use as I’m really a bit lost when it comes to all this.
I’m really excited about making our house a home it’s been a long time coming and I really want to put our stamp on this house. So keep an eye on the blog over next year as we show you how we transform our house into the home we can hopefully spend the rest of our lives in 🙂