I would like to introduce a new section to my blog. This new section I have called Creating A Home, because last week myself and my boyfriend Lewis got the keys to our first property!
We are both first time buyers who have been saving for the past year; and our intention for this first purchase is to renovate the whole property and sell it on.
It’s been a pretty smooth journey to be honest as we are both lucky to be in a good position for buying and doing up a home. My boyfriend is also a builder which is obviously a huge benefit in a task like this as he can do most of the work himself in his spare time.
We had an offer accepted on a three bed semi-detached house in Essex. The property was built in 1959 and the lady who lived in the property before we got it, had lived there since it was built. Inside there is a lot of work to be done, it needs a real face-lift to bring it out of the sixties and into today's era.
I went around and took ‘before’ shots so we could document the transformation, and as you can see everything needs a real update. The bathroom is extremely dated, the kitchen needs some real TLC and all of the other rooms need to be freed of their horrible textured wallpaper; and replaced with some contemporary fresh paint.
Everywhere needs new flooring, the garden is like a miniature jungle right now and the hallway needs new banisters to make it all feel a lot more homely.
The biggest task with our project is going to be removing lots of our own personal tastes from the decisions we make, and really considering our target buyers when decorating and deciding the navigation and features of the home.
I hope you enjoy scrolling through the images and to getting to see our renovation project.