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New house

I’ve been cagey about talking about this until now in case anything went wrong, but now we’re exchanged it’s pretty set in stone – we’re completing purchase of our new house in 3 weeks’ time! Apart from a few blips along the way (a defunct environmental issue and having to get extra permission to keep our cat) it’s been a pretty smooth buying process.

It’s a 3 bed ground-floor flat just a little further north than we currently are. Decor-wise it’s pretty much an empty shell so I’m really looking forward to getting in there decorating and doing it up. I have quite a lot of ideas on my home inspiration tumblr to filter through!

The kitchen is a delightfully orange shade of pine – we plan to paint the units and replace the handles as a temporary fix, and replace it later when we’ve saved up a bit.

And it even has a little courtyard garden – also needs a bit of work, but just right for a small veg/herb patch.

Of course I’ll be documenting the whole renovation process and doing photo before-and-afters, either here or on a spin-off blog.

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  1. Caroline, No.

    Yay, congratulations. 'Great bones', to spin out that old cliche. Our flat sale fell through yesterday so a bit gutted but still love our flat so it's no hardship to stay a bit longer. :)

    Congrats again, doing it up will be fun. Painting those cabinets will be fine! They look like good solid wood.

  2. Quest Twenty Eight

    Congratulations on the flat! It looks fantastic. Especially the floor.
    I have that lovely orange pine all over my house too. Great isn't it. We found two coats of water-based primer was the answer, it only takes one coat of gloss on top to make the orange vanish forever! Look forward to seeing your progress.

  3. Helen

    Congratulations! I'm in the process of buying a house at the moment and I can't wait to get to the stage you're at! Once I've exchanged I think I'll feel a bit happier. Can't wait to see what you do with the place!

  4. Hayley Stopford

    Gorgeous flat! Congrats x

  5. connie lyu

    Awesome!!! I love before's and after's!

  6. conversationpieces

    Ooh congratulations… can't wait to see what you do with it (not as much as you though I bet!)

  7. Katyha

    It is so pretty…good luck with all the renovation plans

  8. Dianne

    this house is AMAZING for London, good work!

  9. Hey there! I’ve been following your website for a while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from New Caney Texas! Just wanted to tell you keep up the great work!

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