The Old House was built in around 1830 so is called a Georgian house in the U.K. due to the reign of all the Georges ending in George IV in 1830. It is a destinctive architectural style found in many Jane Austin novels and very prominent in this area as we are close to the Georgian city of Bath. Due to the age of our home, it is a listed building which means that it is rightly protected from change and any original features must be kept. When we moved in in 2016, we knew that the old house needed renovation but also knew that this may not be possible. We still bought it though as it had such a lovely feel about the place! So far we have concentrated on the garden and you can read about this in many of the blog posts that I write. Recently, we have been granted planning permission to build a kitchen extension after a full year of negotiations. This is very exciting! We are in the process of getting the plans absolutely right as we feel we have a duty to bring this house up to date but be sympathetic to its character.
Here are our plans!
Some blog posts that you may like to read:
Bringing the garden in: using greenery in your home
How to Create a Relaxing Atmosphere at Home
The Old House Bedroom
Old House: Modernish kitchen
How to Create the Perfect Home Office
Modernising an Old Home to Keep it Yours
The Do’s and Don’ts of Home Extensions
Little touches to lift a dark and tired interior
5 reasons why you may not consider a home extension.
My main hobby is gardening and anything to do with nature and the outdoors! My hubbie shares my passion especially since we have lived in the old house!
Before living here we lived in a typical new build house with a postage stamp sized garden. I still loved gardening but was frustrated by not being able to do as much as I would have liked. However, time in that house helped me to learn more about plants and what conditions they like to grow. I also had time to use Pinterest to work out how my dream garden would look! Do take a look at all of my boards. Now, we are able to design, build and create our dream garden and it is very exciting!
I will blog about the changes in the old house and in the garden. I also post pictures on my Instagram page which are often from the old house. We have made many changes already and my favourite post is about Creating the rose garden
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I often posts garden tips that may be helpful to you or a post about the old house garden. Some of my favourites are:
The old house garden plans for 2018
February Half Term Garden Project
How to improve your soil with 5 common kitchen ingredients
How to brighten up a patio or small garden space.
5 jobs for the winter garden
How to make fabulous household compost to use in your garden.
Putting your gardening skills to Profitable use
A review of the old house garden in 2017