My partner and I bought our first home together in 2013 – a small, 2 bedroom, 1970s bungalow on a quiet estate.
As soon as we walked into the house we both knew this was the one for us – it being the first and only house we viewed we felt a bit daft but it had everything we wanted.
The previous owner had been an old lady and therefore the decoration, as you can imagine, was a bit…..dated.
We decided from the start that we wanted to create an open plan space for our living room/kitchen. The layout of the house as it was made cooking very anti social – unless you wanted to shout to each other.
To create our open plan living area we needed to knock down walls, move walls, patch up ceilings! On top of all this, the house needed re-wiring and a new boiler and heating system. As you can imagine, we had a very messy few weeks when all the work took place at the same time. The house became a building site and I discovered I have a dust allergy! But it was all worth it in the end.
Below are a few before and after photos of our kitchen. We still have plenty to do in the living area – new carpet, log burner to be fitted etc.. so still a work in progress! I will upload a photo when we finally install the log burner!
ps. My partner did all the work himself apart from the rewiring and plumbing. He is very clever! 🙂 xx.