The previous owners were still finishing off their improvements when I made an offer soon after the house came to the market.
It would be fair to say that the previous owners and I were at opposite ends of the minimalist/eclectic decorating spectrum, but they certainly provided a very clean and blank canvas to work my particular sense of style upon!
Opening up the fireplace and putting in a woodburner has made the former dining room into a cosy room dining/living space.
It's all about oak now wherever possible.
I didn't get in quickly enough to save the cast iron bath, but a new bath/shower combo and adding a toilet have made the bathroom much more user friendly for me.
Where will we be in another seven years?
If you stumbled on this post, which really is just marking a place in time for me personally to look back on, then welcome. If you are looking for more posts in 2018, then you are in luck. Now that I am essentially unemployed for the immediate future I am planning to get back into pondering and posting - see you soon!