Wednesday, 15 January 2014

We've got droopy floorboards

bowed floors, house renovation; diy;
The surveyor came today and the good news is that our house has settled and our bowed floors are because of age and not structural damage. This means we will be getting all the dodgy droppy floors levelled in the next few weeks and I am so happy - with flat floors we can finally get on with decorating rather than me OD'ing on Pinterest.

I took up a floorboard and removed the skirting without so much as chipping a nail.

The downside of course is that again the house will be resembling a building site - but one with lovely flat floors. Two bedrooms, my work room and the kitchen will be uprooted and put back together, we have to work out how to live around the work, but at least we have a usable bathroom! I do feel a tiny bit overwhelmed now, there are so many decisions to made in the next few weeks including deciding on the kitchen. We want a black kitchen but we have to fix the roof and a white kitchen is just plain old cheaper. So do we get a black kitchen or a white kitchen, I'm mixed race, I can't make choices like that. Heart v head is not easy! 

The bedroom is easy, white and grey and with walk a super big wardrobe under the eaves. And if we get bored and want more colour all we have to do is paint the walls or buy brighter bed linen! 

This house renovation lark is super stressful!

This would work for our bedroom
A white vintage lamp like is ready and waiting


  1. “This house renovation lark is super stressful!” – I agree. There are lots of things to consider in home renovation, which is why many people prefer to hire a professional contractor. Anyway, how’s the progress? I hope the roof has been fixed.

    Joann @

  2. House renovations need to come with super bigs hugs and massive stress warnings Joann. I am trying to co-ordinate the work schedule so the contractors don't get in each others way, so still have a slightly leaky roof ;-(