Every house is completely different – that’s the beauty of putting your stamp on something you call your home. Jordan and I have been in our house now for coming up to 18 months, and I can’t believe where the time has gone: It feels like just yesterday we were dreaming of being homeowners and then the next minute, we’ve been living in our own little space for months.

When we were looking for our home, we had a list of what we wanted, what we were willing to sacrifice and what would one day be on our wishlist. We saw all kinds of different houses, from cute little terraces to slightly bigger semi-detached to some which needed a lot of work doing them – and everything in between.

Although a lot of first-time buyers do buy a ‘doer-upper’, renovating a whole house wasn’t on our list for something we were after, mainly due to having to borrow more money, and not having the bandwidth to be able to complete such a big project whilst working full time; and as much as I like a challenge, I thought that taking on a project that big would be a bit too much to handle.

Since we bought our home, there have been little bits and pieces that we have done here and there, but more in a cosmetic sense such as painting different rooms, hanging up pictures and investing in some prints. However, the longer we live here for, it’s becoming more apparent that there are bigger projects that I’d like to undertake on the house when the time is right.

I’d been having a browse on Pinterest for home renovations inspiration (because why not…) and a website that kept coming up, again and again, was Three Counties who specialise in conservatories, windows and doors. Click here to learn more about them.

A conservatory isn’t something I’d ever considered for our house, but it definitely is something that would not only add value in the long run but would also allow us to make better use of the garden in summer, and also in the colder months too – and as a bonus, the cats would love it probably even more than we would! We’re quite lucky that our garden is a square, so doing something like this leading out from the kitchen wouldn’t be a problem.

When I looked into the different options they provide, I realised that a simple conservatory could be even more spectacular than I imagined: They have so many different options ranging from orangeries (a combination of a traditional home extension and conservatory) to glass extensions (a modern take, adding a high-performance glass veranda) and latern roofs (a window structure that lets in a lot of light) all of which would add the wow factor to any home.

Obviously, these dreams are just a distant wish at the moment, whilst we save for the wedding, but home renovations are something I would like to start planning in the next couple of years to make our house as homely as possible.

Have you ever considered a home renovation? What would you go for?

This post was written in collaboration with Three Counties. Visit their website to learn more.

Jordan and I were really lucky when we bought our house that it didn’t need any work doing to it and we could move in straight away. We were only the second people living in it and it’s less than 10 years old, so the only work was more painting and decorating than anything else.

We’ve been in our house just over a year, and during this time, it’s becoming more apparent to me that I’d like to do the house up a bit more to our personal tastes: Although there’s nothing ‘wrong’ with it, so to speak, I feel as though it isn’t a true reflection of who we are as a couple and I think we could add value to it for the future by investing in it now.

Once you buy a house, usually you either get a higher mortgage to do it up a bit, or you do bits here and there yourself, but in our case, because we didn’t really need to do massive work and it was already liveable, we always put doing it up on the back burner.

After we got engaged, it’s been even harder to save to do any home renovations, and as we don’t hate the space we’ve got, I’ve started to invest in more artwork and plants that will tide us over for the time being.

But the one room that does annoy me, and is probably the highest on my to-do list to sort out, is the bathroom – mainly our en-suite. To me, bathrooms can become quite dated, quickly, and ours definitely has. Not only are the tiles a bit grubby (no matter how long I sit in the shower, scrubbing them with a toothbrush) our shower door has also fallen off the hinges, so we make do with a shower curtain.

The lighting isn’t great in this room either because it is so yellow, and overall we have a lack of storage. I thought because it is quite a small space, it is one that we could try and get to work on as soon as possible and it would probably be the cheapest.

What I found when buying a house is, things can definitely cost more than you were anticipating, but for something like a bathroom renovation, there was no chance that I was going to give it a go on my own.  drainage services.

I started searching the internet for places that weren’t going to break the bank and had a look on Pinterest for some inspiration on what we could do with the limited space that we had. We also had a look at some bathroom showrooms, and I would highly recommend doing this if you want to do up any room: If you plan to visit bathroom showrooms though, check Harrogate Bathrooms for design and consultation services.

We’re only in the initial stages of this project, but once it is on its way, I will be sharing before and after pictures so watch this space. It’s really exciting doing bits and pieces to somewhere you own, and really putting your stamp on it so I am actually looking forward to it.

This post was sponsored by Harrogate Bathrooms. All views are my own.