Snooping On Our Neighbours For Spare Bedroom Inspiration

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

One particular of them is following door and it is empty – not all that dissimilar to how our home was. It will need some severe improvement and I imagine when we get new neighbours we’ll be sharing their home renovation adventure with them.

The other house is across the road. I’ll be really unhappy to see the loved ones depart as they have been so welcoming when we moved onto the street.

What this indicates for us although, is that we can get a sneaky peak at the inside of those homes as the total details have gone up on-line. (We’ve carried out a bit of snooping on our neighbours before which you can read through about here. You should attempt it sometime!)

The house across the street is a-maz-ing. Critically, I’m so impressed with what they’ve accomplished and it shines an amazing light on the potential we have with our obtainable area.

There had been 2 rooms that genuinely stood out to me even though.

First of all, their kitchen. It is gorgeous – and enormous!! Ours is a operate in progress as I’m certain you’ll know from me rambling on about it all the time! (sorry!) So seeing theirs – despite it currently being slightly larger due to a more substantial extended area – actually gave me some hope for what ours will quickly look like. Fingers crossed for a January finish!


The other area that genuinely 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 search larger than our model – despite being the actual identical size and layout. That is 1 of the beauties about residing in an region where every single home has the identical footprint: so numerous suggestions.

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

Certain, the kitchen has taken up most of my focus but the rest of the home hasn’t been totally forgot10. It’s been a little bit of a saviour in 2013, also. It’s stored almost everything that we haven’t had a place for nevertheless, especially with the kitchen units currently being stored in every other offered area. And although it’s boring (but crucial) home jibberish, we genuinely wouldn’t have had anywhere else to hang laundry, property our pc or do the home expenditures. You know what I mean, all people tasks that make a property run smoothly.

In 2014 although, I’m looking forward to generating it a bedroom again, and filling it with the bedroom furniture it deserves.

It will need to have re-plastering, as with each other space in our property. It also demands flooring, once again like the rest! The 9 foot higher wardrobe is genuinely taking up a great deal of area. I feel quickly we’ll want to substitute this for a smaller edition in order to fit in a sofa bed for our guests and some furniture which will one day belong to our potential little ones – Following all, we’re constantly contemplating prolonged term with our residence. It is never been a rapid fixer or a quick-phrase undertaking.

We’ll commence by clearing out our outfits early on this year (not the footwear even though – never the sneakers!) to make the area greater once again, and then search into possibilities as to how I can make it into a kickass bedroom for our family members and buddies. Just another item onto my ever expanding to-do record. But I’m thrilled for this one particular.

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