1/24/2017

Win a Samsung electric oven worth £469



In 2014 we were fortunate enough to get our feet onto the property ladder after 5 years of being stuck in the renting rut. We managed to find the perfect home for us at a steal of a price. It was so cheap but it was for a reason. We could see past all the flaws and were realistic in knowing how much work the house needed doing to it. It's no over dramatisation when I say that the house needed everything redoing, it really did. At one point I was walking around my empty shell of a home and I felt so overwhelmed that I wanted to cry. What I could see was just a building site and it just looked like we'd never get anywhere with it, there was just so much to do. 

Thankfully we had a lot of people in our family who lent a hand and knew a lot more about renovating properties than we did. I mean our knowledge was very limited as we had to google or YouTube everything, but we did learn a thing or two. Having plumbers, electricians, kitchen fitters and handymen in our family sure did help us with the work load and financially but a house that needs a full refurbishment is a very expensive project and one that shouldn't be rushed into lightly.


While undergoing our renovation money was very tight and although we stretched our money as far as we could there's wasn't much left over at the end of it. This meant that we had to rely on discounted furniture or spare appliances that our Father in Law had sourced on jobs. It would have been lovely to splurge on new purchases but we just had to do what we could.

Voucherbox have recently teamed up with AO to give away a Samsung electric oven worth £469 and I decided to share the competition with my readers as I know how much of a big help this could be to someone in a similar situation. If I'd have won something like that whilst renovating our home it would have been incredible! The competition ends on the 31st of January. 

Three years on and we have our house exactly as we want it and are currently planning on expanding our home by building into the attic. The prospect of starting yet more work after everything that we've already done is very daunting but it's also quite exciting too!

Have you ever taken on a house renovation? Do you have any tips that you would like to share?



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6 comments:

  1. Thanks ! For sharing.

    Rachel Craig

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  2. No i havent i like diy and learning new things kitchen renovation next -this oven is amazing

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  3. No, I haven't undertaken house renovation.

    Rachel Craig

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  4. Shoes look comfy.

    Rachel Craig

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  5. Though I have not been involved in house renovation, seems a bit like I have. Given some of the rented property that I have lived in, and the amount of Home Decorating I have assisted with in the past for my home as well as others. It can be such an upheaval when living in a property whilst Home Decoration, Plasterworks, Repairs etc are being done. Maybe Government should consider how it can assist individuals and families when they are in such situations. As it must impact on Health etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  6. Thanks for sharing! My mum's oven is broken, this would be a lovely surprise for her!

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