Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Fucking awesome (I'm allowed to swear at the moment because my father is overseas)

We've been in this house for just over 3 years. When we moved here it had an exciting pink and ginger colour-scheme, with accents of gold and faux greenstone.

All the ceilings had been lowered, to give this 1920s house that modern feel of the 1980s. A low concrete block wall allowed a pleasing view of the street (and no bugger could see in with the cunningness that is net curtains).

The back yard was a low maintenance dreamscape. Concrete eliminating the need for a lawnmower. A glass conservatory on the back of the house provided some much needed indoor outdoor flow, albeit from the toilet.

And now, finally, we have almost purged the horror. Glen is applying the tiles to the end of the bath (2 years after the rest of the bathroom was tiled). All the ceilings have been raised and repaired, the backyard has been restored to lawn and (horror!) trees.

And I never want to leave. I love a finished house, and will (may) never (in the immediate future) undertake such an extensive project again.

The funniest thing? When we bought the house we had a renovation budget of 12k. Hahahahahhahahahhahahhahahahhahahaha.

You live and learn.

6 comments:

The Editter said...

Somehow, I thought this post was going to end with you having accidentally bought a new house.

And because your father isn't here, blogger has given me a swear-word (or square word, as my niece says) verification: hojzxgqz

Martha said...

Knowing me, you were quite right in suspecting so.

I'm trying very very hard not to look at other houses now.

Mr Stephen Rowe said...

Pictorial representations please. I love looking at other people's houses. Open homes are a scream.

Martha said...

Hell no, people might say nasty things about the beige.

Martha said...

Before

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wandaharland/22675201/

After

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wandaharland/22675202/in/photostream/

Although we've actually painted the house and deck since then.

Mr Stephen Rowe said...

Oooooh I say, just needs Sally Ridge to complete the picture *sigh* I am years away from such transformations...

Inside please...