Renovations

New polished floor in our home in France

May 3, 2016

bedroom concrete floorFollowing my last post on the renovations of our holiday home in France, here is a sneak-peek of the new floor in one of the bedrooms. I’m totally in love with it.

Our builders took away the sisal floor we had laid down ten years ago, applied a new layer of concrete, polished it and paint it with hard-wearing floor paint. The walls are getting a new coat of pure white paint too.

This option was a third of the cost of a polished concrete floor and still looks fantastic. We will see over time if it is hard wearing… You can select the colour of the floor you want so we opted for a soft grey (similar to our resin floor in London) to contrast gently with the walls painted in pure white and keep a feel-good holiday vibe.

Mila’s room is being done too and I will share more photos once we’ve made progress in both rooms…

For those renovating houses in France, here is what we used:

PS: the house is available for rentals throughout the year here. August is now fully booked but there is still a few availabilities left in July.

Spring DIY & home renovations projects

March 13, 2016

How to tackle home renovations projects in your homeA little glimpse of peace and quiet before we start the renovations in our holidays home in France
It won’t be as major as our last renovations in London but I know from experience that home improvement projects are always dusty and disruptive so while I’m soaking up the peaceful vibes of the house before it all starts, I’m also preparing the rooms for their makeover.
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Hallway renovations BEFORE/AFTER

March 2, 2016

Hallway renovations BEFORE/ AFTER picturesLast June, we updated the look of the hallway in this holiday home in the Bay of Arcachon. So today I would like to show you the BEFORE and AFTER photos so you can see how easily you could transform your home with a bit of paint and elbow grease. READ ON…


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HOUSE IN FRANCE | LOUNGE RENOVATIONS

July 13, 2015

French house renovations, new floor & sofa. Read on www.karinecandicekong.comHere are some photos of the lounge we recently renovated in this house in France and managed to finish before our first guests from Sweden arrived! I absolutely love how it looks. READ MORE...

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