House Repairs – An Update

House Repairs

If you’re a regular reader you will know that we have a buy to let house. There’s been a lot of house repairs going on since we bought it but by now there are people living in it. It’s still not quite finished but it’s been repaired. So let me take you through the works…

Replacement Kitchen


We took out the old kitchen and put a new one in. Hubby and I tiled the walls. For amateurs we did a pretty good job!

Replacement Bathroom

The old suite was removed (it had seen its day!) and replaced with a new one. Nothing fancy but it does the job.

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Tiles for the bathroom #homeimprovement #slate

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The whole room was re-tiled so it’s now a pristine white. There is a hint of grey in there with the slate look tiles I put in behind the shower. I wish I had money to put in real slate but for now it’s going to have to be slate look tiles.

Stairs and Landing

The walls replastered to repair the holes and dents. Before that I found this drawing I made of Taid on the original wall! It’s still there under the wallpaper!

Bedroom Repair

This simple photo almost had me in tears. #homeimprovement

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The original house was a two bedroom house but when I came along in the 80s the larger room upstairs was divided in two by way of a partition wall.

This was removed to make it a large bedroom again. The skirting boards didn’t match so we replaced them with something similar to these skirting boards. We painted them white but then the tenants stripped them back and waxed them instead.

Taid’s Bedroom

Taid's Bedroom

No matter how long it’ll have been since he was there, this room will always be Taid’s bedroom. At the back was an old wardrobe which has now been blocked up.

So that’s the latest happenings in the house! What do you reckon to our house repairs?

(This post is in collaboration with MDF Skirting World)


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  1. 7th Jan 2017 / 12:32 pm

    Those repairs all look amazing, I can’t believe you tiled the kitchen yourself that well! The drawing on the wall is so cute, its cool to think other people will likely find it again years from now.

  2. 9th Jan 2017 / 10:25 pm

    It looks like you’ve been working hard. Well done!

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