So here we are, heading towards the end of November (time is flying) and each day brings new questions which triggers more ideas which makes our interior decisions even more challenging.
This week we have spent our evenings looking at wall tiles, bathroom suites and flooring, who knew there was so much choice? Each time we think we have decided, we find something else. We had a lot of design boards lying about the house!
Although we have decorated our own home a complete renovation is not something we have completed as a team. Dale has a property portfolio and is often refurbishing houses but for me – this was a first and a
holiday home renovation was a first for both of us!
Our roles for the project were decided before we began – Dale was to deal with purchase of the house, the legalities and the planning permissions, we would both work on the layouts and fixed fittings within the property and I would deal with décor and interiors. It all seems to be going to plan so far, I do of course ask ten times a day “what do you think of this colour, how about this light fitting, do you think we should tile here?”!
This week the bungalow has really moved on. Now the stripping is over its time to build the surfaces back up to create a smooth shell to work with. The plasterers have been working hard all week to get individual rooms complete. Certain rooms are going to take a little longer due to us moving the position of the staircase from one room to another and awaiting planning permission but the pics we received this week got us very excited.
If you have passed the bungalow recently you will see there has been a change in the colour of the outside (goodbye blue). We have freshened the place up with a few coats of bright white and painted the brickwork details. Years ago the brickwork was painted in a contrasting colour to the rest of the building and we absolutely love how it looked (obviously we have only seen pictures). We know we will never manage to have the bungalow back to what it was but we are happy to do what we can to highlight little details that have been lost over the years.
Due to the location of the property we felt a lot of pressure choosing the external colours. We would hate for people to think we had ruined the look of the bungalow or gone too bold with our options. After much discussion and many tester pots of paint we decided on Abbey Grey and we really do love it!