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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 Smoother Surface

A Smoother Surface

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!

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Moodboard

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.

PropertyDevelopment
PropertyDevelopment

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!

Burnsyde Beach House
Burnsyde Beach House