Project House: The Reveal
So, here it is at last – our final house after our complete renovation and remodelling project. There is still some work outstanding but I’ve kept you waiting long enough, so I’ve decided to go ahead and show you around.
If you haven’t already seen it (or if you haven’t seen it in a while), then you really need to watch the original video to see just how bad the condition of the house was when we first bought it. In total, the renovations took less than a year from the day purchase to the day we moved in and we are absolutely delighted with the final house.
The largest outstanding piece of work is the upstairs bathroom. While the plumbing work is complete we still need to install all of the fixtures and work on the tiling. We hope to have this room completed in the next few months. We also need to install the banisters on the stairs and landing. We have purchased the pieces for this and Arūnas is working on staining them to match the stairs. For safety we will probably get a professional to install them.
A number of small items remain outstanding, such as the extractor fan in the kitchen. Because I’m quite tall I wanted this to be a little higher than standard so I won’t bump my head. We finally got the piping cut to size – now we just need it installed.
Most of the furniture, including all of the kitchen units, is from IKEA. When you’re doing a full house in one go you need to make some compromises and, while we love the look of everything, some items are not as sturdy as we would have liked. We’re happy with it for now, but some items may be replaced in the future.
The house still needs lots of finishing touches, such as pictures on the walls and rugs on the floors. The upstairs bedrooms in particular look a bit bare and need a few more items of furniture to make them cosy.
If you have any questions on our remodelling process or on any of the furniture or fittings, please just ask – I’d be only too delighted to bore you with the details!
Here’s to me and Arūnas and many happy years in our beautiful new home.
The Original House:
The Remodeling Process:
The Final House: