Now that my children are getting older, I have found myself focusing on the interior design of my house – or lack of it! We moved into our property 20 years ago and apart from a lick of paint and a few adjustments here and there, it remains remarkably unchanged.
Our house actually feels as though it’s stuck in a late 90’s timewarp! It comes to something when you can relate to the “kitchen’s through the era’s” section of York Castle Museum and more worryingly so can your kids!
Four children later and our house has served us well, but it really could do with a little TLC and would benefit from being brought back to 2018. We literally need to “fall back in love” with our house – or move! As moving isn’t an option at the moment, the next best thing is to look at what we can do to improve the situation.
Space is an issue in our home, the boys have their own room but the girls share. Being twins they are happy with the current arrangement, but there will be a time when they will need their own space. We have been looking at the possibility of converting our loft, which is basically a dumping ground for – stuff! It’s an awkward loft to convert apparently, as it is a truss loft, not quite sure what that means, but it sounds expensive! I’ve found an excellent resource at staircases online uk, who offer a huge range of staircases for loft conversions. I particularly love the glass/chrome minimalistic look.
Working from home as a freelance writer, often means that I am constantly researching information for articles on the next “big thing” in interiors. I need inspiration, as my own house could probably fit the bill as a renovation project rather than as a trendsetter in the style department!
We really need to get sorted and take action rather than procrastinate. I have seen some beautiful winder staircase kits which would really free up some space in our living room, as well as look amazing. I have high hopes for a new kitchen at some point and the bathroom needs a complete overhaul!
The newest addition to our house is our conservatory, with a lovely glass roof. It’s a really nice space which has unfortunately become cluttered with toys – lots and lots of toys! I think my girls have inherited my hoarding tendencies and want to hang onto every toy they have ever owned. Even the annoying plastic toys from Mcdonalds and Kinder Eggs cannot be disposed of without them noticing! So storage options are high on my “must buy” list.
Lots to do – I need to get on with collecting and pinning some ideas on Pinterest. I’ll let you know how we get on. First job is to get on with the task of decluttering which I had all good intentions of completing last Christmas!