Monday, January 11

A is for Action Plan.

We have had a leaking porch roof for quite a long time - but we didn't know until last May....
but part of the ceiling needs replacing so we are using the opportunity to revamp the porch and use it as an entrance rather than the kitchen.

The porch as you look down the stairs is to the right.

The door leading in from the hall has been prepared, ready for a paint job.

On entering the porch you are faced with a cupboard. I have never been able to reach the top shelf and so we've decided to have some shelves fixed inside, removing the rail.

It's an ideal storage space for hoover, cleaner and floor washer.

To the right as you come in from the hall are the current coat racks.......above where a radiator once hung.


We are re-locating the hooks (and adding a couple more) to the wall to the right on entering from the porch door (main entrance.)

All of the pine woodwork is to be white gloss.

This is the main door entrance adjacent to the kitchen door.
The door blind needs replacing and I may hang curtains - still debating.

The porch has a 5 foot window overlooking the garden.

Again I am thinking about putting curtains up to add warmth.

This window is to the right when entering from the main door - as shown in this plan.

The porch is currently Pale Hound colour but we are changing the scheme to link to the colours from the hall - a grey. I am excited about changing the colour and wonder how brave I will be - will I go as dark grey as I dare?

I find experimenting with colours quite this space!

A new round of ABC Wednesday - I am using this round to share the home improvements we have planned for 2016. I find before and after photos a great record of what we are doing, what we need to do and what need to plan to do.


  1. You're early posting (as am I) but they do say if you want something done, ask a busy person. They always make room for one more thing! lol As if you need one more thing after all the busy-ness of the past holiday season. But it's going to be awesome, I just know! If it's all done by late June, early July, maybe I'll get to see it and all your other renos that you've posted about since our last visit! You GO, girl.

    abcw team

  2. What a lovely big porch. It will make a lovely entrance hall. I've got cupboard envy,as I don't actually have anywhere to house my hoover. It tends to be left kicking around in any room where I've used it. You've inspired me to try to find a proper home for it.

  3. before and after photos.... a good choice and probably enough photo's to choose from ;-)
    A whole round wich suites many purposes... how good...

    to me it seems you live in a large house ;-)

    Have a nice abc-day / - week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-w-team)

  4. It looks to be a good size, an ideal room for storing things out of the way.

  5. A perfect post for the start of the year

  6. This will be an interesting # 18.
    I can't wait to see all the improvements.
    Lots of hard work but so worth it.

  7. I'm always fascinated in seeing what other are people are doing to their homes - it gives me ideas :)

  8. You are quite AMAZING. It was nearly 5 years ago that my mom died, and you sent flowers all the way from England. I'll never forget that, or you for letting me run this little enterprise.

  9. Have fun with your renovations.

  10. How fun, I love renovations when they are complete. It's hard dealing with the middle.


Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.