Our Extension – Another Step Forward!

Well last month I wrote about how planning had been approved for our extension and now we are in the position where we have all our ducks in a row to actually start building our extension. If all goes well we should be getting started by the end of September!

Our Extension - Another Step Forward!

Although we knew that walls would be coming down and a big chunk of our garden would be dug up we’ve realised over the last week that it’s going to be even more work than we realised. Our upstairs will be affected – which we never expected – and so our new bathroom may have to be redone as well as LP’s bedroom. This is so that they can put the new steel joists above the downstairs ceiling height – and it’s not something we’d known the logistics of before. We will also end up kitchen-less for a bit so we will probably need to move out for a while and put things in storage again.

Our Extension - Another Step Forward!

To be honest, I never thought we’d get to this point – planning permission granted, our house high enough value to release equity from it and actually having quotes from builders. So, now, to be thinking of moving out whilst the work’s done is such a shock but one that we’ll roll with and I know that this extension will be completely worth it.

I cannot wait to share the new space with you but for now I’ve been putting together a few Pinterest boards with inspiration. I am dreaming of a big bright and airy space with exposed brick and a mix of modern and slightly industrial pieces. I am so excited! Now we just need to pick a builder and get on with it!


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. Aw amazing news Donna I am so pleased for you, it is always nice to make more space in a home you love, wishing you all the luck with it. I hope it goes well for you. Extensions are a lot of work and chaos but so worth it. Ours is underway at the moment, Daniel is going to do the roof hopefully in the next few weeks and then we can start rendering it etc. Looking forward to getting the scaffolding down and getting my house back to normal! I hope yours goes well so very exciting lovely. xxx

  2. Your extension sounds amazing, I love your Pinterest board too. It sounds like an exciting and busy time ahead xx

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