Behind the Profile

Welcome to Transforming 24! This is my renovating home blog, a little piece of the internet just for myself.

Everyone loves a nosey into other peoples homes, don’t they? Hence why home/interior accounts on Instagram have rocketed I feel, and I for one bloody love it too!

My husband (Vince) and I (Sophie) have been together since 2008, we live in a small town in Shropshire. I (emphasis on the I!) have always dreamt of buying a renovation project, Grand Designs/Amazing Spaces style! However neither our budget or nerves were quite that big (or brave) enough for something that epic.

We found this property awhile ago but we always thought it was just a bit too much work for us, in fact just a week before we bought this house my husband was looking at new builds! But this house kept sucking us back in, one evening my husband and I found ourselves both looking at it via the trusty Rightmove app. In that moment just knew we had to go and see it. It was a shock to say the least, the photos posed it as just outdated decor and as though it just needed bringing into the 21st century. But the more we looked the more cracks, leaks and work (money) we could see. The surveyors report felt like an Argos catalogue! But ignoring all that we still took the leap and bought it, as a house this size and area was totally out of our budget otherwise. Let’s hope it’s worthy of our efforts…

Despite years of watching Kevin McCloud and George Clarke none of us actually know anything about renovating or even DIY. So we are definitely learning on the job, YouTube tutorials, and How To blogs at the ready (gulp)! So if you like people deliberating about paint colours, home interiors and attempts to upcycle furniture in a leaky garage then please follow along…