Well, I have alluded recently to the works going on around here... so it's now time to show some before and after shots - yay!
(Yes, I've been trying to be fancy in PicMonkey!)
We started with this...
Here is a closer shot of the wallpaper:
Actually pretty inoffensive and neutral really - could have been a lot worse. Not what we would have chosen of course. Well, the walls got striped, plastered and painted. We had a new front door put in, new skirting, and new banisters... then we pulled the carpet up...
Those tiles were quite a job to remove! We were having ply put down and Karndean flooring on top of that. We couldn't ply on top of the tiles as we had to make the floor level with the kitchen. So the tiles had to come up.
This is the original wooden flooring with the remainder of the tile adhesive and who knows what else stuck to it! (I kind of like it in a weird way - but anyway, it's gone!)
Then the new flooring went down, the finishing touch...
Here's a side-by-side before and after view:
You can see how the flooring flows through into the kitchen...
As well as the front door, the internal doors were replaced too. We also had the stairs and landing re-carpeted, and removed the handrail. Here is another before and after view:
Upstairs it looks like this...
Ahh, all those fresh new doors! (Not easy to photograph this small space really.)
Excuse the mess lying around in the before shot - things were in disarray! We're glad to be rid of the delightful old floral curtains - not to mention the peeling wallpaper in the window! At the moment we still have the old nets up, as we are yet to sort out a blind. But, I actually think they're quite pretty. (I know, what am I saying?! We're meant to be de-grannifying the house!)
I will show you more pictures when we've got the blinds up and have personalised it all a bit. At the moment it's just the bare bones, without furniture, pictures, hooks etc. We hope to inject a bit of colour into the space.
The walls were painted in Dulux Just Walnut:
There you have it - sorry for the picture-heavy post!