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We are moving: Restoring the Family home

It’s been a funny few months, we hadn’t planned to move. We are and we’re happy in this house but we had an opportunity to move to a slightly bigger house, in a slightly nicer area, with dog friendly pubs and the best bit a much larger garden.

So we are moving.

So I have been scrubbing, fixing and painting so that it’s nice and fresh for whoever lives in our little house next. We are sad about moving, our house suits us, it’s not too big, we have great commuter links and lovely neighbours. Our house is pretty and we are moving to a beautiful house but it needs work.

A lot of work.

We are going from a perfect little house that doesn’t need much work to a total redo.

We put it on the market on Thursday and we had viewings today to so hopefully we will have a buyer soon.

It’s exciting times.

But the new house needs:

  • Rewiring
  • New bathroom
  • New flooring in hall and bathroom
  • Water tank removed
  • New kitchen
  • Restore the parquet
  • New carpet
  • Office wallpaper removed and then painted
  • New shutters
  • Downstairs toilet installed
  • Extension
  • Crittall doors
  • Cornice
  • Picture rails restored
  • Woodchip wallpaper removed
  • Rooms painted
  • Carpet removed

That’s just the initial work.

It’s exciting, but there is an immense amount of organising and planning.There are a lot of memories in this new house and we want to restore, keep and honor as much as we can. Gav has already convinced me to keep the 70s light shade and the mid century modern table, shrank and bedroom furniture. All of which I am happy with as I love upcylcling and using old furniture. The bedroom suite was made my Gavin’s great grandfather and it’s truly beautiful.

I love new this house. It’s 1930s so not too new.

It has great bones, lovely vibes and beautiful gardens. Yes that right, plural gardens. I will have a front yard, a back garden, a car port space ( with room for garden beds) and a kitchen garden. We will never have this opportunity again so are taking it with both hands.

It’s exciting.

A great new project.

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

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