Yep, I did it! After years of saving, we signed the contracts, handed over a tonne of money to the solicitors and we’re officially homeowners!! 😀 It’s been an absolute whirlwind of a process, my stress levels have been through the roof but I’ve done it. And I’m damn proud of myself and Shaun.
The hard work is just beginning
I would love to say that we’re moving into the house straight away and beginning our independent life together, but sadly that isn’t the case. The house we’ve bought probably hasn’t been decorated for about 30 years. So imagine bright flowery carpets and wallpaper … That’s its current state! As much as I love a good flower it’s definitely in need of a lot of renovation.
We’ve already begun planning all of the work that we will be carrying out. It’s in need of re-wiring, plastering, new bathroom and kitchen and the whole place needs decorating. We’re also hoping to drop the curb out the front and make our front garden into a driveway. We have a rough budget in mind and now we need to try and stick to that. The other day I started making a spreadsheet of all of our expenditure and I felt like such a grownup haha.
Homeowner blog posts
I’m really excited to share and document this process on my blog. Expect to see lots of before and after pictures, design style and homeware hauls. If there are any other homeowner blog posts you like to see then let me know in the comments! I was thinking of doing a post in the next few weeks about dealing with solicitors as they’re the most stressful people I’ve ever come across in my life.
I’m excited to share this new chapter of my life and hope you enjoy reading along! If anyone has any tips on renovating a property then please leave them in the comments below.