Thoughts of future home plans have been keeping me awake at night. I’m not afraid to admit that sometimes it all feels very overwhelming. I know how lucky we are and literally not a day goes by when we don’t talk about it out loud so it’s definitely not a lack of appreciation. More that feeling that with both of us working full time, a lot of time passes where we genuinely can’t be bothered to carry on with the next project, the future plans.
In a determined effort to carry on making progress and not letting so much time pass, it’s time to break it down. Little updates are so much more manageable and will leave me happier that things are getting down albeit in a baby steps way. So here’s the next three home updates on our list:
Painting Our Bedroom
A few weeks ago we had Sharps out to see what may be possible for reconfiguring our bedroom. We’re on the top floor as the previous owners built a loft conversion but as with everything in our house, it really wasn’t well thought out. They left the freestanding wardrobes which were handy at the time but means the only place for our bed is under the eaves. We want to have some fitted wardrobes in this area instead, creating an almost open-plan walk in wardrobe and move the bed. I wasn’t terribly impressed with Sharps, it was more about everything that they couldn’t do for us instead of listening to what I wanted.
So the plans are on temporary hiatus but I think a lick of paint and a bit of reorganisation with the furniture we can move and it will really transform the space. I’ve found a colour so the Easter plans are for me to paint.
A Mini Bathroom Makeover
Our main bathroom is so unattractive that I don’t think I’ve once put a picture on social media. Granted, there are worse out there but it’s really not good. There is black vinyl on the floor with holes in it. Two showers, both over the bath, neither of which work. The entire room is tiled top to bottom. It’s just a bit of a car crash really but as much as I’d love to hide it away from the world, it does serve as our guest bathroom since we don’t have a downstairs toilet.
Having been approached recently by a flooring brand who offered to collaborate with me, it’s just the impetus we need to carry out a mini-makeover until bigger renovation plans happen in the future. I’m now excited to see what we can do to style up the space and who knows, the bathroom may start appearing on Instagram in due course…watch this space!
Continuing The Garden Tidyup
Recently and unexpectedly, we gave our garden a bit of an overhaul, clearing a jungle all along one side and replacing it with fencing. That fencing has now been painted and next up is creating a seating area in the top right hand corner which collects the best sunshine in the morning as well as marking out a border down the right hand side. Our garden is fairly typical of 1930’s properties being much longer than it is wide and sometimes just stepping onto the patio scares me but I’m so impressed with what we’ve achieved over the past few weekends so anything is possible!
Do you have imminent home plans? How do you decide what order to do things in?
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