Monday 23 April 2018

Our Home Improvement Adventures

Collaborative Post

For those that follow me on Instagram, you'll know that we've been having some work done to our house.

Recently, our full large drafty windows are gone and our home is more cosy as a result, but that cosy feeling has been a long time coming! We'd originally planned to have the work done when we moved into the house seven years ago! The arrival of a certain little boy, a lack of funds and a need for a new car put that on the back burner. Then after a few too many evenings of sitting under more than one blanket and nights of our three year old waking up and saying he was cold it was time to get our finger out and have the work done.

It was messy. It was cold. It was slightly ridiculous to have new windows fitted in February. Oh, and I know I've said it already but THE MESS! There was so much mess!!!

DIY tools laid out

Yet, I can't help but let my mind wander to our next project! Yes, I think I must be mad! Now, as much as my attentions should turn to our bedroom or the smaller bedroom, which I'll be using for office space, my mind wanders to our kitchen and conservatory. 

They've both had a lick of paint over the last few years but I feel they're starting to look like they need a little more than that. I expect its the updated living room, which we partially decorated and moved around after the new windows, making it look like much worse than it does. 

Still, I can't help but feel it's a bit tired and a bit tatty. We painted the walls white recently, with them all being different shades of yellow before. I do like the units and their layout but I'd very much like to change their colour but it seems like such a huge job! A new worktop is a must, as is a new sink after the Granny melting incident.

My biggest bugbear though is the double doors between the kitchen and conservatory. Not only are they like a magnet for dirt, the just don't seem to to fit in with the rest of the house anymore. With our smarter windows it's no surprise, and as we were unsure what our plans would be for the rear of the house, we didn't include them on our batch of work, which I now regret!  

So, instead of procrastinating looking at bedroom decor as planned, I find myself getting carried away with the thoughts of new conservatories, extensions and bi-fold doors. 

(Conservatory goals!)

I found though that Bifold door prices can be a little bit confusing and I've seen their prices vary massively. When I came across one feature in a well known home magazine it actually made my eyes water! 

One site I've come across though is this one, Direct Bifold Doors. The prices are easy to see and, unlike many window and door companies, there's no need to give all your personal details for an idea of price. The information is readily available and you'll only need to give your details if you want a more definite price.  

Now, I should really stop looking at them and go back to looking at bedrooms! Or should I? I'm struggling when they look as nice as this!

Mummy Snowy Owl

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