We’ve been in our not-so-new house now for over 18 months and we’ve changed so much in that time. We’ve dragged it from 1980s nightmare to a very pleasant 21st century home, which is lovely to live in and should hopefully stand the test of time. (I always laugh at the thought of people moving into our house in 40 years and thinking it’s as bad as we thought it was when we moved in!)
Since moving in, we’ve had a brand new bathroom, we’ve painted all the walls and replaced all of the carpets. We’ve got new interior doors and a new front door and had all the wood on the front of the house re-painted (we still need to get the back done). And we’ve made our kitchen and dining room open plan and had the most beautiful (and functional) kitchen fitted.
But there are still pockets. Pockets of bad bits. Pockets that need work.
There’s the horrendous ensuite bathroom and two other toilets – both firmly stuck in the 1980s with tiles to match – one with a leaky sink and one with a dodgy flush. And there’s our bedroom, which although it’s got the paint, the carpet and the new curtains, desperately needs reorganising and some decent furniture. And there’s some seriously bad lighting throughout the house.
Every time we get something new done, the bad bits seem to look worse – and become less functional, like those flipping toilets. We really need the final push to sort them out. To be honest, the two little toilets won’t cost much at all, although the ensuite is likely to be more expensive. The bedroom is mainly a case of some new wardrobes and a bit of careful thinking.
There’s lots of inspiration out there – for bathrooms, bedrooms and lighting. As we move into autumn, we will be taking the time to get some ideas together.
Our bathroom space is limited, so we want something which is simple and functional, but hopefully also relaxing, stylish and timeless. That’s not too much to ask, is it? I’m going to be collecting ideas together so I can compare them and see what works best for us.
The bedroom too should be relaxing, but my main requirement is tidy and organised! (Of course being tidy and organised helps make it relaxing.) At the moment we just don’t have enough storage to keep it that way.
Come the spring, I’m hoping we can actually put some of these plans into action. It’s the final push to bring our home into the 21st century.
This post was written in partnership with Homify.