Snooping On Our Neighbours For Spare Bedroom Inspiration

2 houses on our street have gone up for sale lately.

1 of them is up coming door and it is empty – not all that dissimilar to how our house was. It will need to have some severe improvement and I envision when we get new neighbours we’ll be sharing their house renovation adventure with them.

The other residence is across the street. I’ll be actually sad to see the family members leave as they have been so welcoming when we moved onto the street.

What this indicates for us however, is that we can get a sneaky peak at the within of people homes as the total particulars have gone up on the web. (We’ve done a bit of snooping on our neighbours just before which you can study about here. You should try it sometime!)

The residence across the road is a-maz-ing. Significantly, I’m so impressed with what they’ve completed and it shines an extraordinary light on the potential we have with our offered area.

There have been 2 rooms that actually stood out to me even though.

Firstly, their kitchen. It is gorgeous – and huge!! Ours is a operate in progress as I’m positive you’ll know from me rambling on about it all the time! (sorry!) So seeing theirs – regardless of it becoming slightly larger due to a bigger extended location – truly gave me some hope for what ours will quickly look like. Fingers crossed for a January finish!


The other space that truly stood out to me was the 2nd bedroom.

It is decorated for their 2 younger boys so was filled will colourful toys and wall stickers, but wow does it look greater than our model – despite getting the exact exact same size and layout. That is one of the beauties about living in an location the place each and every home has the exact same footprint: so several suggestions.

Bedroom 2 in our home has been on my thoughts a lot recently.

Confident, the kitchen has taken up most of my consideration but the rest of the property hasn’t been completely forgot10. It’s been a little bit of a saviour in 2013, too. It’s stored every thing that we haven’t had a location for however, specifically with the kitchen units currently being stored in every single other offered space. And despite the fact that it’s dull (but crucial) house jibberish, we genuinely wouldn’t have had anyplace else to hang laundry, residence our personal computer or do the home bills. You know what I imply, all these duties that make a residence run smoothly.

In 2014 however, I’m searching forward to creating it a bedroom again, and filling it with the bedroom furniture it deserves.

It will need to have re-plastering, as with every other space in our residence. It also demands flooring, again like the rest! The 9 foot higher wardrobe is truly taking up a good deal of space. I consider soon we’ll want to replace this for a smaller sized edition in order to match in a sofa bed for our guests and some furnishings which will a single day belong to our future youngsters – Soon after all, we’re constantly considering lengthy term with our home. It is by no means been a swift fixer or a short-phrase undertaking.

We’ll commence by clearing out our garments early on this 12 months (not the sneakers even though – never ever the footwear!) to make the space greater yet again, and then appear into alternatives as to how I can make it into a kickass bedroom for our family members and pals. Just yet another item onto my ever expanding to-do listing. But I’m fired up for this one particular.

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