Extension News 5 {We’re Home}

130 days after we started our extension, 9 weeks after moving the family out, 3 weeks after splitting up and living in separate houses we are back home in our house.  Despite having no furniture, no TV, only one usable bed between us (luckily it’s a super king), no curtains in that usable bedroom and enough boxes to make the most epic of fortresses for the boys we returned home.

There is still an awful lot of work going on in the house this week.  The beautiful herringbone floor is taking day and days to be complete, the lights in the back room should be going up as I type this and the less said about the garden at this point the better.  It will be gorgeous when it’s done but that still looks a long way away.

Despite all the work ongoing, and the boxes, and the lack of a tv it is so lovely to be back in our own space.  It’s quite a strange feeling coming home to a house that is so different from the one you left.  It does feel like we have a brand new house, but one that we had made just for us.

I’m still trying to organise the inside of the house and decide where everything should live in the new kitchen but the outside is complete and I love looking back at where we started to where we are now.  You will have seen these pictures before on earlier posts but I love to see it altogether so please indulge me.

From where we were…


To where we are now.

To say we are delighted with it is an understatement, I’ve been having pinch me moments since we moved in that this is now our house.  I’m going to be very busy for the next few months getting the inside straight but I look forward to sharing that with you.

In the meantime follow me on Instagram for some sneak previews of the interior and garden updates.



  1. June 21, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Wow Jo! This is simply stunning! Loved watching the progress of it and I’m super exciting to keep following as you style the space x

  2. June 21, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    I cannot get over what a transformation this is, Jo! It really does look absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to see inside. xx

  3. June 21, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    Jo it looks fabulous our house is the same shape as your as this is exactly what we always planned to do until we decided to sell. You must be so thrilled with it x

  4. June 22, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    Oh my goodness job this looks so amazing. I am coming over for a cuppa that light, open kitchen is amazing. balcony hooray and so instagrammable too hahah because that’s a must in a house design these days. HAHAHA Beautiful. #wrc

  5. June 23, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    What a transformation! It looks amazing – so much more space and light! Looking forward to reading all about the interiors.

  6. June 26, 2018 / 10:35 am

    What a transformation, a huge job but after seeing snippets on your IG it looks fab on the inside

  7. July 3, 2018 / 4:55 pm

    Oh Jo it looks amazing!!!! This is going to be us very soon but I feel totally inspired after reading this post and can’t wait to get going now. Also, I LOVE your kitchen and the floor you chose.

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