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As you will have noticed I've not been around much recently. But there is a reason.

Richard was getting bored so we looked at the local auctions to see if there was a cheap place he could do up as a project through the winter. We started to look last August and anything that we liked went way above our price range. But he was talking to a friend at the High Beech Chalet park in St Leonards and he said there were several chalets for sale. So we had a look and the wooden chalets were too expensive. Then we found this little tin chalet. There are 10 in the middle of the site, a total of 100 chalets in all, and they have a nice outlook, and to our surprise we got it very cheaply.

But when we started to work on it we found it had a lot more work than anticipated. We had to basically gut it. We put in a new double glazed frontage, took down the ceilings and put insulation in the roof space. There were 2 tinmy bedrooms so we took half the space of one bedroom and made the other bigger and the other half of the bedroom became a decent sized bathroom. We did away with the wall into the kitchen area and made it all open plan with a breakfast bar, to make the room look more light and airy. A new cooker, fridge and washing machine and this is the finished reult.

Here are some before and after pictures.
















7 Responses
  1. Linda Says:

    Wow, it looks great Jill. Well done you and Richard x


  2. Lynn Says:

    You have worked hard to achieve all this in such a short time. It looks great Jill.


  3. KraftyKaren Says:

    It is looking great Jill - a wonderful transformation!


  4. Oh wow, that is stunning, it's like watching homes under the hammer!!
    Steph x


  5. Anita Says:

    Fanflippingtastic! Will you makeover my house please?..xxx


  6. WOWOW......that is stunning...a very regal biscuit tin :) What a makeover :)


  7. liz Says:

    Brilliant Jill - I can understand why you weren't out and about. This must have taken for ever. You and Richard have a real talent. I hope you manage to get a buyer for it. xx


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