House makeover plans – changes I’d like to make to our forever home

Rainbow staircase

When Paul and I moved into our house around 15 years ago now we never in a million years thought we would fill it. With 4 bedrooms and at the time being only 2 of us it seemed ridiculously huge but it made sense to buy it – well it was actually an accident we did.  Paul’s parents lived here before us and they were just about to move into a new house when their buyer pulled out, in danger of losing their dream home Paul took out a mortgage on this house with plans to sell it on.

Of course, seeing as we have been here for around 13 years that obviously didn’t happen. We got engaged and it seemed only natural to move into the house which was sitting empty.

Within a year we got Barney, our rescue dog. Barney was left tied up to a bus stop a week before Christmas and just slotted into our lives perfectly, of course, Paul thought it would stop me from becoming broody and it worked for a while, we got married and then after lots of heartache and years of trying Emmy came along and our house began to fill up rather quickly.

Emmy's Nursery

The spare room (one we rented out and another was a study) made room for the Nursery with all the belongings rubbish being moved into the study. Our friend moved out and that became a spare room dumping ground.

Slowly, very slowly, we have been doing up the house a room at a time. Emmy’s room has been rearranged and changed at least 3 times and she absolutely loves it.

Harry did have the small box room however last year we switched the junk room for his small room giving him far more space to play with his toys, and more storage too and he absolutely loves his new Superhero room.


I really need to get the downstairs hall finished, a bugbear of mine seeing as a friend is doing it and started over two years ago – I’ve now reached the end of my tether. I really love our rainbow stairs, Paul painted the spindles in the rainbow colour theme, our friend is finishing the walls – or supposed to be!

Rainbow staircase, house makeover plans

Our HUGE kitchen with loads of storage which I never dreamed would be filled, soon over-filled with essential gadgets and other whim purchases which are rarely used and no matter how often I rearrange the cupboards they still overfill. One of my favourite rooms in the house and the place I spend the most time in when friends come over (why is it that you always congregate in kitchens at parties or gatherings?).

There are a few rooms in our home which have never been decorated sadly, time and money are always spent elsewhere and my bedroom is in desperate need of a makeover. We are looking at adding premium skirting boards, ripping up the carpets and taking back to bare floorboards in this room. I would like a feature wall and it all needs painting.

My upstairs bathroom also needs repainting as the paint is peeling from the cupboards, the ceiling is discoloured and the purple coving could do with a new lick of paint in a new colour as I am bored with this now and I really want to replace the shower in our downstairs shower room as ours leaks and there is mould on the tiles which I’ve been unable to remove.

Are there any major or minor improvements you would like to make within your house?

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