25 May 2015

Our new home

It has been a busy busy week. The big event of the week was that we completed the purchase of our new home. We got the keys on Friday.

I really can't believe it - we have our own home now. Our own home.  




We aren't moving in yet, for another month or so. There are so many things that need to be done. Once we got the keys and went back to the house to have a look it really dawned on us the magnitude of the task. 

By the looks of it the last time the house had anything done to it was in the 1970s and 1980s. The kitchen needs to be completely redone, the stairs need some work as they are not safe for children, and a complete re-wiring is in order on top of serious modernisation work. Red velvety plush and dark wood veneer... The lady who owned the property also seems to have been a smoker. 

Today I took plenty of pictures of interiors and once we get the works under way I will share some before and after pictures. Aside from several things being pretty dated and in need of repair, the house as we see it has great potential. However, as often is the case, our hearts and desires are larger than our wallets... But we will do what we can with what we have.

Exciting times ahead!





10 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I feel so happy for you! We saw our dream house on Friday and decided to make an offer. Just have to wait till tomorrow, bloody bank holiday weekend :)

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    1. Thanks :) And brilliant! Good luck with the whole thing, it is so exciting :) We had to wait over the weekend too to make the offer, hoping no-one else had made an offer...

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  2. Paljon onnea uudesta kodista! Minä täällä ainakin innolla odottelen jos laitat jotain remppajuttuja tänne blogin puolelle!

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    1. Kiitoksia :) Kyllä vähän mietitytti että mihin on pään pistänyt, mutta näin nyt. Tsemppiä sunkin talonostoon :)

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  3. Congratulations and good luck with everything!

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    1. Thank you :) good luck is exactly what we need... Feels like 'The Money Pit' sometimes! :D

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  4. Onnea uuteen kotiin! Edessä on varmasti rankka, mutta sitäkin palkitsevampi projekti. Pitäkää pää kylmänä :D -Tiina

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    1. Kiitoksia kiitoksia :) Tässä on jo löytynyt muutamia "kivoja" yllätyksiä, kustannusarvioita sit odotellessa...

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  5. Paljon onnea uuteen kotiin! Upea juttu :) Oon seurannut siun blogia pitkään ja vaihdettiin pari sähköpostiakin aikaisemmin kun mietiskelin Lontooseen lähtöä. Nyt myö sitten tullaan! :)

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  6. Kiitoksia kiitoksia :) Joo muistankin että läheteltiin silloin muutama sähköposti - toivottavasti tykkäätte Lontoosta! Tsemppiä alkuhässäköihin :)

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