Before and after

Looking back at the renovation of the house, the most rewarding and incredible experience, these photos show how much work the project entailed. I think you’ll agree, the most incredible transformation!

 

Front of the house, before and after
Front of the house, before and after

 

A close up of the front of the house.
A close up of the front of the house.

The original hallway had a bathroom at the end – why wouldn’t you want to open the front door to see the toilet?! The moment we saw this, we knew we wanted to knock this through so you were greeted with a glorious view to the garden. What a difference now!

 

The view from the front door when you enter the hall.
The view from the front door when you enter the hall.

The oldest part of the house is our bedroom, with its vaulted ceiling and ancient fireplace. It’s fair to say it was a total ruin!

 

The vaulted ceiling in our bedroom with the ancient fireplace.
The vaulted ceiling in our bedroom with the ancient fireplace.

 

The ceiling in the old part of the house required urgent attention!
The ceiling in the old part of the house required urgent attention!

One of my favourite spots at the house is the pergola, that stretches across the back of the house, providing shade from the scorching sun and, in effect, another room. We spend a lot of time beneath the pergola!

 

The back of the house, before with the vines and after with the pergola.
The back of the house, before with the vines and after with the pergola.

 

The garden before and after with the pool.
The garden before and after with the pool.

 

The bathroom and store room, before and after.
The bathroom and store room, before and after.

Our master bathroom was such an exciting transformation, the incredible star ceiling looked so beautiful when we took it back to the original stone.

 

The star ceiling in our master bathroom.
The star ceiling in our master bathroom.

Another one of my favourite areas is my dressing table area in our bedroom. The original stone shelves were cleaned up and are still full of character – in other words, they slope quite badly!

The original stone shelves which is now a dressing table area.
The original stone shelves which is now a dressing table area.

The last before and after is the kitchen. Once we’d knocked down a few walls to open up the kitchen and living space, the area felt light and airy and so much bigger. We love our new space!

 

Our rustic kitchen with cement worktops and open shelving.
Our rustic kitchen with cement worktops and open shelving.