Planning Permission – Granted!

Well, we have had some amazing news – planning permission has been granted for our extension! I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. We started planning an extension at the start of the year and had plans drawn up a few months ago but applying for planning permission and waiting for a decision seems to take forever.

Now that we are able to move forward and actually start building our extension – once we’ve sorted out the finances for it – I can share with you a bit more about it, as I’ve only mentioned it briefly in the past.

We live in a semi-detached house that has already been extended in the past but with two growing children the downstairs doesn’t flow as well as it could and we don’t seem to have as much storage space as we’d like so we decided to make our kitchen bigger, add a utility room and downstairs toilet and make a home that we can stay in forever.

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This is a huge project and one that we’ll no doubt be getting help to manage but I have already been putting together Pinterest boards of new kitchens, skylights and roof windows, cloakrooms and cosy snug areas. I am hoping for the new space to be really bright and airy but we’d also like a bit of a rustic, slightly industrial feel – bare bricks may be on the agenda!

I’m looking forward to sharing our plans for the room and, hopefully, some posts during the work too – when it eventually happens! It’s an exciting time in our house at the moment. I can’t wait to share more of it with you.

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11 Comments

  1. July 6, 2016 / 7:26 am

    How exciting I can’t wait to see more. I always love your house pictures and projects πŸ™‚

  2. July 6, 2016 / 8:28 am

    Congrats! How exciting – now the fun begins! Looking forward to seeing the progress! Good luck x

  3. July 6, 2016 / 8:45 am

    It looks like a fantastic space. Our extension work was stressful but well worth it. I look forward to seeing room plans and updates when it all starts. It will be amazing.

  4. July 6, 2016 / 8:56 am

    Brilliant news, congratulations. I look forward to reading all about it when you start to build.
    Nat.x

  5. July 6, 2016 / 10:25 am

    Congratulations! That is great news. It sounds like you have great plans.

  6. July 6, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    That’s fantastic, it’s going to look amazing when it’s done. What a space!
    We can’t wait to make the move to our forever home (not on the cards yet but we know that our house isn’t our forever home!) Looking forward to seeing all your plans come to life x

  7. July 6, 2016 / 1:58 pm

    How exciting! Some much needed good news in your house this week πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see it all happen for you all x

  8. Iris Tilley
    July 6, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    Sounds amazing nice one

  9. July 6, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    Congratulations! This is so exciting! Looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.

  10. July 10, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    This is fantastic news Donna and I love the plans as to how your home will look like when it is all done. It will certainly give you more space downstairs. Can’t wait to follow your story over the next few months x

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