House Update – Week Three

It has been 3 weeks since we received an offer on the house and it all seems to be moving along nicely. The mortgage paperwork was all signed on Friday, we have paid for searches, and our survey should be done next week. Unfortunately we are in a chain 6 links long, which is the first time I have ever experienced a chain and it’s a bit daunting.

I have been busy going through each room and sorting out the junk, and trying to reduce the amount of stuff we have to move. Which is no easy task when you have a habit of hoarding! On a plus the new house has a lot more space and 2 big storage cupboards. Here is a comparison of our current house and the one we are buying.

Current shopping list for the new house:

  • full size dishwasher
  • single bed for bedroom 4
  • replacement mattress for Dominik
  • wardrobes x 2
  • chest of drawers x 4
  • small table & chairs

Because the kids are still quite young and still enjoy their toys, we are making bedroom 2 into a playroom for them to all share.  Plus it will have a small table & chairs for them to do craft/home work on. So the whole 1st floor is basically for the kids with their bedrooms, bathroom and playroom. Although if you ask the husband, he claims the play room is going to be his man cave and cinema.

Here are some pictures from RightMove of the house, its all very magnolia so great starting base… cant wait to get in there with some F&B Downpipe Grey. Over the next few weeks I am going to start creating mood boards for every room.

I will be documenting the whole journey of selling and buying, plus the move and then the transformation from a magnolia box to some thing I will be proud to call my home. If you have any questions, leave a comment below and I will respond.



  1. Jessica McDonnell
    March 26, 2017 / 8:05 am

    This is so exciting! I’m planning on buying a house next year and I can’t wait to be planning mine out.

  2. March 26, 2017 / 8:45 am

    I’m in the process of buying a new house too – it’s a waiting game at the moment, but I’m compiling lists of things to buy too!! x

  3. Emma
    March 26, 2017 / 11:00 am

    House renovations can be so stressful but it seems like you have everything under control. I like what you’re doing with the place, will be much more of a home to your when you’ve personalised it

  4. March 26, 2017 / 11:21 am

    Good luck with moving. I can imagine how difficult it is. I love the layout of your new home. it is quite spacious.

  5. March 26, 2017 / 11:26 am

    A chain of 6? Oh lordy! I’m preparing move in with the fella and sorting my stuff out too – the things I have found!!! Good luck with it all – the house looks a great family house that you will make a home.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN x

  6. March 26, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Moving house can be so stressful – fingers crossed it all goes smoothly for you.

  7. March 26, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Oh this is so exciting! I am looking forward to seeing it all unfold. I hope it all runs smoothly! Kaz

  8. March 30, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    OH Wow! Firstly, CONGRATULATIONS ON THE MOVE! I can only imagine how daunting it must be but you seem to have things under control. I love that you’re documenting this for people like me who enjoy everything property. You mention you’re in a 6 link chain, wow that sounds like a lot! But all the best. x

  9. March 31, 2017 / 2:01 am

    Hoping all goes well! I love looking at floor plans and there is a huge difference in space and how the rooms can be used. Good luck and thanks fro sharing.

  10. Anna
    May 10, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    good luck

    • Layney
      May 10, 2017 / 8:29 pm


  11. June 6, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    That’s a fabulous blank canvas you are taking on! I’m a little envious – having to tackle a lot of electrics and plumbing before I can get to the fun decorating part!

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