The house hunting continues. The more houses we look at the more and more confused we are becoming about what we actually want in a house. Well aside from the obvious, lovely area, nice road, off street parking, private and south facing garden, curved bay windows (well that one’s just me), you know, all the usual check-list! When we started our search we were more than happy for the house to be a project, we understand that to tick all of the above boxes we’d need a house that needed some work to be able to afford it at all. But then there’s a project and there’s a project…
The first few houses we looked at were solid houses that just needed some updating, well serious updating, after being lived in by the same person for years and years. Some new carpet here and a wall to paint there to get rid of the granny touches, and maybe a new kitchen and bathroom (as avocado suites aren’t my favourite). But they were in a move-inable condition and we could have lived with them as they were until we had the time and money to do them up to our own tastes.
Those first houses didn’t work out though and somehow we seem to have got swept further and further into the depths of project houses. Knocking down walls and adding extensions are all very exciting prospects. But re-wiring, a new boiler, new radiators, re-pointing, render, windows, doors as well as the kitchen and bathroom and carpets and redecorating throughout? All whilst living in the house? And working full time? How much is too much? Even finding the time to do up this house to sell was hard. Oh and I’m the most indecisive person ever, will all the choices blow my mind? Haha.
Even if we move into a ‘done’ house there will be shelves to put up, pictures to hang, little tweaks to make. Maybe I need to learn to DIY! Or I could just buy Tom this tool belt from Engelbert Strauss as he’s been hinting that he needs one for ages. Englebert Strauss have a huge range of tools, workwear and safety accessories at really competitive prices so we could get everything we need to kit ourselves out for some serious DIY. I love how they work on a modular system, meaning all items can be combined perfectly, so Tom could add more accessories to his tool belt as went along, knowing that they’d be compatible.
And I’ll just keep lusting after free-standing roll top baths like this one from Victorian Plumbing. They have such a huge range of baths to chose from, and as I like to spend a lot of time in the bath this is one of the biggest decisions for me! They have some beautiful bathroom storage solutions going on as well and seem to have a great sale on at the moment too.
So many things to think about. Back to the Pinterest boards I go…
Thanks for popping by,