September 08, 2017

OUR RENOVATION | Six Weeks - Lily's Bedroom

Lily's room doesn't look like this... yet! Image from Pinterest

We have been busy working on the house and started with Lily's bedroom.

When we moved in we knew the house would need a lot of work, but as is always the way with a renovation project, there have been inevitable unexpected jobs to do alongside our planned works.

We started by removing the wall between the upstairs landing and Lily's bedroom.  When we viewed the house we could see that the floor was sloping.  As we removed the carpet and pulled up some of the floorboards, we found that the wall was floating, rather supported by the joist below (which was about 6 inches further over).

The house was actually built this way, but over time the floor started to slope inwards from the weight of the wall and the loft above.  So, the wall came down and the joist was extended and reinforced to take the weight of the wall, which was rebuilt with plasterboard.

As I mentioned in my last post, there is wallpaper on every surface in this house; so we've spent a lot of time painstakingly stripping this off (the ceilings are the worst), and then sugar soaping, sanding and filling the walls and ceilings ready for painting.  We've also replaced the radiator and added additional sockets with new wiring (which still needs to be connected).  More on this soon!

Lily's room is quite small so we'll be painting the walls white and using wooden furniture.  I love the idea of a plywood bed like the one in the first image.  We're still undecided on what to do with the flooring upstairs.  I really love the idea of sanding and varnishing the floorboards but I am aware that there are some quite wide gaps in places and I know wooden floors upstairs are not great for sound insulation.  Chris would prefer carpet.  I'd love to know what you think, as it's still up for debate!

If you're on Pinterest, I'd love for you to follow me there too.  I'm pinning interiors inspiration and there is also a dedicated board for the new house.

1 comment:

  1. The renovation is really amazing. I would love to try this but obviously with the best double glazing glass. For double glazing best deals for turn window taking expert help is quite rational.


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