Renovation Diary

What Sam Bought Today: Diary of a Property Renovation (Day 2)

Today we have made a start on stripping the wallpaper in the property.  Fortunately, we haven’t had to to use a wallpaper stripper yet – while these are good – I do find that the heat and moisture they emit can sometimes make the plaster underneath crumble meaning you end up having to skim the walls after – which would not be good for our budget or timelines!

We’re on a tight budget of £8k to complete this renovation so we are doing a lot of the stripping out and manual labour ourselves to keep costs down.  I’ve just had the flooring quote back which was £2.2k (my striped staircase is costing a bomb!) so I am now having to organise more quotes and hopefully I can find a supplier who can meet with my expected flooring spend of £1.5k.

Here is progress so far:

Until next time….

  1. Julie

    Hooray, widescreen! I find the numbers for different kind of work particularly helpful. Also – tips about little things like sugar soap. Sounds like alchemy) It comes out as a DIY tutorial, I like it.

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