Home remodel External house photos – before and after

External house photos – before and after

by Clare Mansell
External house photos – before and after

On Friday the final bit of external work was completed on our house and that means I can at last show you some before and after pictures of the outside.

There is still a lot to do, we have walls to paint, stairs to varnish, furniture to move, pictures to hang and our garden needs loads of work beginning with grass seed! The internal pictures will be another few weeks!

A quick recap on what we did (or rather had done!) The original house was a 1900 bungalow which had been progressively extended. We completely removed the existing roof and at the front we relocated and replaced the ground floor window on the left and replaced the one on the right. The existing UPVC front door went and in the opening we installed an oak front door.


This is how it looked in February of this year before the work started. We had originally planned to reuse the roof tiles, but stretched our budget to buy composite slate, I’m so glad we did!!

The old house

Now the side view. The first picture is of the house when we originally bought it (I think this was actually taken on completion day) in 2009. It needed immediate work on the inside and we also pushed out the middle section of the back wall to extend the kitchen.


Here’s that same view today. It’s hard to tie the before and after together, but the right hand window on the rendered section of the house has stayed the same throughout.


And finally the seaward facing side of the house. The room with the washing machine visible was originally a sun room with an internal window into the kitchen. We knocked through and made an arch. The two windows to the right were sitting room (middle window) and main bedroom (right) and those two rooms were knocked together to form our new living room…




Today we have a rare cool day (I’m not complaining about the heat, honestly) so we are going to crack on with finishing as much of the inside as we can. I’ll share more pictures as we progress!

Hope you are all having a great weekend…

Love Chic Living and Love Your Home

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Linda July 27, 2014 - 11:54 am

Absolutely brilliant! What a gorgeous house you have created.

Angela July 27, 2014 - 12:58 pm

It looks amazing, Clare! A total transformation. If I hadn’t been following your progress I’d think you’d nicked a house from New England and replaced the whole building 😉

City Coastal Life & Style July 27, 2014 - 2:48 pm

looks amazing, love the back view. so much more room inside now!

creativepixie July 27, 2014 - 5:32 pm

This is an amazing transformation, you must be so pleased!

Debra Carr July 27, 2014 - 8:59 pm

Oh wow, it looks incredible!

Ellie Horry July 28, 2014 - 9:28 am

Oh my goodness, that house is BE-A-OOOOO-TI-FUL!
What an incredible job, it is totally unrecognisable, you must be so happy with the results. Well done for having the vision to see what was possible. I’d have just thought “ugly bungalow, no thanks!”.
I hope it is a happy home for you and your family for many yeas to come.
x E

Amy July 28, 2014 - 8:08 pm

It looks amazing! Good work, you must be so happy. Hope you have a lot of fun and happiness in there 🙂

Bumpkin Hill September 12, 2014 - 7:59 am

Thanks for visiting my blog. WOW, I can’t believe it’s the same house. What an inspiration to show what is achievable! You asked where I was from, I’m British but living in Belgium – here’s a link to my about page if you fancy reading http://bumpkinhill.com/page_3079604.html Have a lovely day in your beautiful home, Catherine x

Amy @ Mr and Mrs T Plus Three January 14, 2016 - 5:22 pm

Hi Clare, I love this so much what a transformation. We are currently renovating ours and looking to have the wood cladding put up. I’ve just searched wood cladding on your blog here to see if you have any posts about yours, but couldn’t find anything. Have you written about this at all? How you came to the decision of what colour to go for, where you sourced it etc? I’d love to have a read if you have. Thanks, Amy x


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