As mentioned in earlier articles, the big plan for us is to renovate our entire house throughout. This means we’ll have all the benefits of an older property (size and space, solid walls, a settled building) with all the benefits and luxuries of a new property (modern fittings, pleasing decor, smart technology). Getting there is… Continue reading 06. The Extension Begins
So, we've moved in. All of the usual took place; the big clean of the carpets, kitchen cabinets, every crevice and corner, then the never-ending unpacking, the mass culling of the garden, followed by the few weeks of generally soaking it all up in our new home. We shortly turned our attention to what we were… Continue reading 05. The Big Plan
Rightly or wrongly, a bungalow does have certain preconceptions for the type of inhabitant that would reside there. Sarah and I don't fit those preconceptions, yet, we've now lived in two bungalows. When we first began living together, we rented a flat. This was single level living and it was great for our first place… Continue reading 04. Why A Bungalow?
We were sitting outside waiting in the car for the agent at our soon to be 'new house'. We'd already made up our minds that this house was going to be ours but we had to make sure we were making the right decision. Whilst we've only bought two houses, I'd like to think we're careful… Continue reading 03. Moving In
The first property we bought (1930's semi-detached house) needed some work. Nothing structural, just cosmetic. Prior to this we had lived in rented properties so neither of us had any DIY experience. The thought of hanging a picture scared me. So why did we buy a house that required work, let alone a second one? To… Continue reading 02. Our First Property
In August 2016, Sarah and I bought a bungalow in Colchester, Essex. This was our second house purchase in 2 years after buying our first home together back in 2014. Sarah and I had lived together for a number of years in rented properties and we took the plunge and purchased our first place together.… Continue reading 01. The Beginning