Its nearly been a year since we moved to our home, a year… that time has gone super quick. So I thought I would share just how we got here.
I never thought I would be renovating our forever home because I gave my husband the challenge of finding us a property in the same area as my parents and well that area was wayyyyyy out of our price range.
In 2016 two weeks after the birth of Shylah, Matthew organised another house viewing day. I say another because honestly the amount of terrible houses he dragged me to (while I was pregnant) was insane. I really couldn’t be bothered, I had a brand new baby and I didn’t really want to move.
The house (our house) was up for auction, so Dad and Matt said they just wanted to go and see what it bids for and have a look. Ok that’s fine whatever, I’ll just stay at mums with my new baby and chill out. About an hour later, they arrive home.
BOTH men have these extremely cheeky grins on their faces, mum and I look at them and say “you didn’t bid did you?!”
Through sounds of laughter they say: yes we did and we won it. What?!?! We don’t even have finance approval how the hell have you won this house?
Ok I just want to let you know that when you bid at auction you actually have to have the funds in your bank account as auctions are like cash sales…. yes a cash sale transaction.
Do you want to go and see the house? They say. Ummm yes Matt, yes Dad we do actually. Quickly we pack everyone in the car and drive to the house (about 30 seconds from mum and dads place).
Carrying Shylah, while Tyren runs around, I examine this new abode which is apparently going to be ours and from the moment I stepped inside I knew it was meant to be. A sense of home was felt instantly. Even now, every time I come home I feel it.
After my approval, the documents were signed and the long process of finance , settlement and handover occurred. One year on and I still to this day can’t believe it – but it was obviously meant to be.
So that’s how “we” (cough) Matt and dad (cough) bought our forever home. A story I laugh at all the time. Since being here I probably have changed each room numerous times, because I love re arranging. I love adding and adapting to the space and creating different looks. If you have followed our journey you will be able to see the changes and how much our house has grown.
The Living area! My favourite room of the house. It has huge raked ceilings and is a massive space. We removed the old gas heater and boarded up the bottom half of the wall. We have painted the bricks twice.
The Kitchen Area. This is the space we did most of our renos. We removed a wall which enclosed the kitchen. It was the best decision even tho it was messy work. We were really lucky to have a great friend able to help us and without him we wouldn’t have been able to remove it. So thank you Michael.
The Playroom. This is suppose to be according to the plans a dinning area and we did set it up like that but it didn’t suit us. Now we have it as a play room and its perfect.
Our Bedroom. A sanctuary for sleep- this deep aqua is one of my all time favourite colours.