Home/lifestyle blog, you've met the residents...now what? Oh yeah, the house.
Right, as mentioned last year we moved in here in a rush and just took the first place that would allow us to have pets in it. Now that's not to say anything against the house, it's an alright place but just very...beige...and the previous tenants had apparently left quite a mess behind them. Our lovely landlady had this cleaned up before we moved in but there was no repainting or really fixing anything a bit broken done at the time.
Fast forward a year and although we've unpacked the boxes (heh, most of them anyway) we haven't really done anything else. We've put up a few pictures. Planted some flowers in the garden. Bought a new patio set (well, LTGF did that). Storage is a real issue for us here, and I'd love to repaint and freshen the house up. We have to sort out another years lease with the lovely landlady this month and we're going to ask if we can brighten the house up then. I'm adding photos of it now so A: you all can see the "before" and B: I'm be internet-shamed into actually doing something about it.
And so without further ado, the house...
So there you have it, my online walk of shame through our house. Once we get the go-ahead from our lovely landlady I will be adding a to-do list of what we'll be doing to update the place. It's very hard when you're renting as the house isn't actually yours to dabble with and everything you do has to either be okay with the landlord/lady or removable. Also, it's hard to put money into something that's not going to benefit you in the long term (though I'm quite happy to shell out for paint as we will get at least a year out of it and all I want is her permission and for the oven to be fixed [our grill fell apart and we've had no grill since we moved in...sigh]).
Have you ever done something to update a rental property you lived in? How do you get around living in a bland "suit-all" space? What would you do if you lived here?
* - not an ACTUAL billion coats. Obviously.