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All the Befores and All the Afters!

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All the Befores and All the Afters!

IT'S TIME!!!!!

Tomorrow our first guests arrive! For one whole week they will get to stay in the bungalow on the bank and enjoy what we have been working on for four months!

We wanted to remind everyone just where it started so here goes, the before, during and after images of each room....

The Hallway..
The hallway looked quite dark when we began, although there were features we loved about the space we had to strip everything out to start again. The result, a bright white welcoming space!

The Living Room
We found this space a bit of a challenge due to its shape and not wanting to make one end of the room feel separate to another. The staircase was moved into this room from one of the bedrooms and we managed to arrange our new furniture to keep the room 'as one'.

The Kitchen
A transformation indeed. From the blue and green pattern with glass details to an open plan room with an archway allowing bundles of light in!
This is one of our favourite parts of the property!

The Bathroom
From fitted bath to roll top and radiator to towel rail! This room was a shell just a number of weeks ago! After a long walk on the beach relax with a glass of wine in this calming space. 

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The Bedrooms
All that was left were floor boards and bare brick! Now - natural coloured spaces with simple furniture. Suitable for adults and little ones alike.

The Loft Space
We have opened this space right up and added a little en-suite into the mix.
Now you can shut the door and enjoy some peace and quiet while the sun shines in!

The Sunroom
The perfect place to watch the world go by and get lost in the waves crashing against the cliff!
Sit back and relax with your morning coffee, with a view like no other!

And Voila!!! That's it! 

The blue bungalow is no longer blue...We really hope you like what we have done to the place!

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A little bit of everything

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A little bit of everything

The month of opening!

Since the beginning of February we thought it would be closer to the end of March that we would be welcoming our first guests but since we uploaded the pictures of inside the Beach House our calendar is filling up and guests are booking in earlier and earlier.

I can’t explain the excitement when we receive a new message from someone requesting information on the beach house or the town. I guess it brings a mix of emotions really…Happiness because what we have created what has been so well received and relief because it gives us hope that this little beach house by the sea might just work.

For the past week we have been busy trying to get lots of little things signed off with different agents and meeting various regulations for health and safety etc. We have also been working on our advertising and marketing! Our competition has brought more attention to our Facebook page and website than we could ever have imagined, the blog has seen some great traffic and now we just need to spread the word of Burnsyde far and wide.

Head over to our Facebook page to enter our competition if you haven't already!

This weekend we are heading down to the beach house to finish off the interiors in the sunroom. This is the last room to be finished and hopefully by Saturday we will ready for the doors to open. This Saturday is our definite deadline, we are having a little thank you get together with the team who have helped us get to where we are and although they have seen inside it more than we have we want them to be in our company in its final state so that we can all celebrate together!

I will leave the big speech until the weekend (and next week’s blog post) but without the team Burnsyde would not be what it is. The knowledge, expertise and overall support from each and every one of our team has been insane. We are so, so grateful! To remind you of just how much they have done....take a look at this before and after pic...

Anyway, next week I will be back with more interior pics and I may even let you in on who our amazing team actually are!

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Sneak Peek - Interiors Alert!

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Sneak Peek - Interiors Alert!

The fun has begun!
Interiors have been unleashed! After another busy week for the team and a huge helping hand from Di (Dale's mum) the bungalow was ready to have some furniture put in place.

When we left the beach house last week the van had been unloaded but that was basically it. This weekend it was time to start organising. Although it feels like we haven't stopped buying furniture and interiors for quite some time there is still lots of little details that need adding to make the place complete!

There are some major pieces missing like the dining table and bench, bathroom unit and coffee table. These are all being made bespoke and due to Dale and I being rather particular (fussy in the minds of the makers) they have taken slightly longer than expected. We are certain they will be more than worth the wait though!

We are going to give you a first look of inside the Beach House but please remember....It is not yet finished and this is not even half of it....

So you can see where we started, here is a little recap...

AND now.......

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Although we are biased we definitely think we have a beautiful little place here. That said, we would love to hear what you think of the new layout, design and style! Please leave us a comment or drop us a message or email! All feedback is welcomed.......except that we need some curtains...we know that! They are in the making!

 

 

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Blown Away

Blown Away

So it's the 28th December, Christmas is over and we are back in Glasgow. I am sitting here with Dale looking over some more plans and admiring all the interiors and colour palettes in my new books (courtesy of Dale and my big brother) Thanks Boys!!

This Christmas was better than I could have imagined, not necessarily because of the gifts I was bought (although I have obviously been a very good girl this year as Santa was extremely kind to me) but because of Burnsyde. Dale and I were completely blown away at how hard SS and the team have worked! The place looks unbelievble!!

We travelled down on Friday but waited until Saturday morning to visit the bungalow, we were so far beyond excited to see it but we waited patiently until the next morning so we could see it in daylight. As we drove down the S bank we had huge smiles on our faces, the little blue bungalow was now completely white with grey details and it looked stunning, so fresh. There was no more tired blue exerior, it had been given a new lease of life - we couldnt wait to get inside.

We always use the sunroom door at the back of the house as the porch is being used as a little storage area while the work is ongoing. The archway was complete and it was the perfect welcome into the kitchen and dining area - I honestly cannot believe we contemplated putting glass doors in here!

Huntcliffe

Huntcliffe

The kitchen looked amazing, the light shone in and as we stepped back into the room we turned and took a look at the view - It was just stunning!! The view of Huntcliff always looks amazing but today it brought a tear to my eye. I couldn't believe we were here, the place was ours and we could see for ourselves all the decisions we had made were falling perfectly into place.

Kitchen Design

We headed down the hallway which was painted and had the lights fitted, it was a million miles from what it had been but it was exactly how we wanted it to be.

Welcoming Hallway

As we entered the living room the radio was playing and the bright Saltburn sun was flooding in the windws. The colours looked beautiful, the staircase felt like it had always been there, we were so worried it would make the room feel much smaller but that really wasn't the case, it was just wonderful! This space suddenly felt like it was becoming just how it should be, a bright room with a warmth that would feel cosy and welcoming.

Living Room

We were eager to get upstairs and see how it had developed from our last visit. We knew the bathroom walls were in, the place had been painted and the guys had started fitting the bathroom suite. Even though we knew all this I dont think we were ready for what we saw!

The stairs entered the room at the end now rather than the middle due to their re-location downstairs, the walls were pristine and white, the bathroom section made the room look more complete and the original wooden beams gave real character. It just looked fabulous! A very happy moment was shared as we looked round up here! Below you can see the before and after pics...pretty special huh?  

Loft Space Before
Loft Space After

SS had done us proud, he had worked so hard with the team to get the place to this point and we were completely overwhelmed with the progress and the quality of the work! The bungalow was slowly becoming a home again. It seems crazy to think that in a month or so we will be inviting guests to come and take a look round this place in the hope that they love it as much as we do and encourage their friends and family, near or far to come and stay!

A Little Look Back

A Little Look Back

Back in Summer when Dale and I were discussing the possibility of buying Burnsyde I don’t think I believed it would ever happen, not because I didn’t want it but because I felt like there would be a hundred other people all lined up to buy it, turns out there wasn’t. It also turns out that over 20 years ago my Grandma and Grandad (who lived in West Yorkshire) took the property info card from an estate agents in Saltburn as they were interested in moving to the town, it was going to be in the running until Grandad decided it was too close to the road. Crazy Huh!

Saltburn by the sea

Anyway, back to when we first viewed. The sun was shining, the beach was buzzing with families and we could not wait to take a look round. Dale had already been to see it and I think he already knew how much I would love it.
John and his wife were in the sun room at the back of the property basking in the heat, two little poodles by their side. We said our hellos and chatted about the weather and how busy the beach was then we were free to look around as we wished.

Sunny Saltburn

Looking around made me realise that the property is very deceiving from the front, once inside it feels much bigger, I expected the rooms to be tiny and there to be a lot less space in general but that was not the case. There was a lot of colour to the place, something that I wasn’t used to. Each room had lots of light and as we wandered round I could instantly see the potential of this beautiful little bungalow. I am almost certain if we lived in the area just now we would have bought it to move into ourselves.

As we mentioned we think people would have been more than happy to stay in the property with the current layout and décor and it was very cute, we felt it just needed bringing up to date and a few tweaks here and there to make the place more realistic for having one or two families staying at one time.
So you can see what we started with here are a few pictures from our first visit.

The Before Photos

As the weeks pass and the daily updates come through I feel so excited that in a number of weeks this place will be welcoming its first guests, granted it won’t look like any of the pictures above but we can only hope that people will think all the hard work has been worthwhile.