Before and After (finally!)

I know I haven’t been writing much recently, but we have been just so super busy that some things had to go, and sadly blogging was one of them. But things have, relatively, calmed down I am back. We moved into our new house (it’s not quite a home – we haven’t made enough memories in it yet) a couple of weeks ago and the dust is starting to settle.

I thought I would show you what we have achieved with some before (top photos) and after photos (bottom photos).

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and here are some of the outside of the house as it is now. The new utility room door, my potting shed and veg garden and the back of the house.

outsidehouse

Now for inside. As you can see from the before and after of the front of the house (above), we moved the front door from next to the tower to the middle window. The front door used to come straight into the living room, so we took away the dining room (below) and moved the front door and the staircase and made a new entrance hall. We think it worked quite well.

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Then we knocked the living room and the old master bedroom into one room and made this our kitchen, dining, and living room. This is just such a social space, and we love the fact that we can all be in the room at the same time doing our own thing but being together.

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and some more photos of the kitchen…

kitchen

We turned the downstairs spare room into our snug. We like to get together as a family on a friday night and watch a movie with popcorn.

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This room has turned out even better than I expected. Despite strong opposition to painting it such a dark colour (Farrow and Ball – Downpipe) it has been much admired.

We turned what was the kitchen into our office. We both work from home, so having a dedicated room to work in and then shut the door on is an absolute necessary. As you can see we haven’t really done much more than paint and put down some temporary carpet, but already the light in here is amazing.

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Upstairs we extended the roof and added in an ensuite, family bathroom, and three bedrooms.

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amysroom

Of course we are still a long way from being finished, and I thought I would show you what the rest looks like…! Ha Ha!

mess

Have a good weekend

Emma x

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6 Responses to Before and After (finally!)

  1. looks absolutely STUNNING!!!
    Well done Emma! your house is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    even with the mess!!
    x

  2. gliding granny says:

    Fantastic transformation. It all looks amazing – well done all of you.
    Looking forward to the next chapter.XXX

  3. Nick says:

    Truly, truly beautiful.

    • Emma says:

      Thank you Nick! It’s getting there – as you can see from the last picture we still have areas that aren’t quite so lovely!
      Emma x

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