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Home and Garden Renovation Update | Two Storey Front Side Extension + Kitchen and Garden

It's been around 8 weeks since I shared our before photos of our house and garden and since work started on our two storey front side extension, kitchen, driveway and garden and so I thought I'd post a little update about how it's all been going. If you follow my youtube channel then you will probably have seen me sharing updates as it's been going along over there. 

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So much has changed in the last few weeks - the extension is pretty much finished, with plastering, electrics and the floor in the bedroom upstairs and skirting board just left to do. The kitchen was ripped out whilst we were away in Cornwall last week and work has now begun with that. The garden was dug up and the fence panels were pulled down and replaced with new ones. The driveway has been pulled up and will be being replaced. The bedroom upstairs has pretty much doubled in size and being that it used to be the smallest room in our house we are absolutely thrilled with the space that we've gained. The kitchen and dining space we've gained with the downstairs part of the extension has also made such a difference, we really couldn't be happier with it. 

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house renovation, front two storey side extension, kitchen extension, house makeover

I think when we were planning this, it was hard to really 'see' how much space we were going to gain, it certainly didn't feel like it would be as much as it feels now that it's been done. We're also so pleased to now have a porch where we will have lots of room to put all of our coats and shoes and to have our front door at the front of our house. It's so good to see it all coming together - we can see that although it's a huge mess at the moment, it really is starting to look just like we imagined and had hoped. 

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After 8 weeks and now living without a kitchen temporarily, it's definitely not been easy, especially since we're having so much done in one go as well as both trying to work from home and having our youngest here during the day as he doesn't yet go to nursery. We're pretty much living upstairs at the moment and we're washing up in the bath. The washing is piled high as I can't do any washing at the moment so we're recylcing our clothes a lot and we're cooking dinner on a camping hob in the office! There's of course dust absolutely everywhere (it really does get everywhere!), but having this done to our home was always something that we wanted to do to give us the space to live here long term as a family and to give the boys both a room that would be perfect in size for them for many more years to come. And so we know that once it's over, the end result will be more than worth the chaos we're living in currently. 

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Hopefully we're not too far off from the end now. I honestly can't wait to have our house back. I don't think I'll ever take small everyday things like being able to put plates away in a cupboard for granted ever again haha! I'm so excited about being able to make our new space feel homely once it's finished and I can't wait to enjoy the summer in our back garden too. There's so much to look foward to, it's definitly not been the easiest time of our life, but it will be so worth it in the end! 

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 Thank you for reading. 
Alex xo 

10 comments

  1. It already looks amazing, I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's finished! We move into our new house in a few days, and I have big plans to do some internal remodelling on it, I am not looking forward to the building part! :D x

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  2. Oh Alex I love how it is looking and I can't believe so much has been done in just 8 weeks!

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  3. Wow that extra space looks amazing, I'm currently looking at houses and an extension is something we'd probably need to add to get what we want x

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  4. Oh wow what a renovation you are having, it looks like it is really on its way to becoming something so special for you all.

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  5. So glad to hear that the work is going on as per scheduled. I cant believe that you have not had a kitchen for the last 8 weeks, it must be so hard! I cant wait to see when your kitchen is all done up.

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  6. It looks like it's going to be amazing hun! So much more space. We had our loft converted a few years ago, then also had an extension to the kitchen and the whole kitchen ripped out, so I can sympathise with all the dust and having to adapt to life in a building site! It will be so worth it though when you have your dream house. I can't wait to see the finished result!

    Jenny xx

    www.jaffacat.co.uk

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  7. Wow looks like a lot of work. It'll look great when it's finished and having that extra space will be great.

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  8. Oh wow, how exciting. It really does look like it's going to be amazing with so much space. I lvoe your new front door too. Good luck with getting to the end of it, not long to go now!

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  9. I've been loving looking at all your sneak peeks of this over on insta! So exciting that its almost done! x

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  10. That sure does look like a work to be done. Good luck with the rest of the renovation.

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