Diary of a Victorian Refurbishment part 3. The structural work is nearly done!

Things are moving in quickly, after the initial rip out which left our house as a bare shell.  All the internal walls are now down and supported by steels, which is going to create a light airy open plan kitchen/diner.  The back wall of our old house has been demolished and an new extension has been built to further expand the space, using bricks that we sourced to be sympathetic with the existing.

Most of our structural work is done and we are looking forward to the next phase where we start to put everything back in.


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Diary of a Victorian house refurbishment. Part 2. Our Victorian refurb is back to the bare bones!

The work has stated to bring our Victorian terrace up to modern standards

We have had to strip it completely back to the brick to bring the insulation and soundproofing up to modern standards.

We are totally changing the layout to a more modern open plan look, so have taken down all the internal walls downstairs.  The steels are just in to support the floors above and we have removed one of the fireplaces to make way for a modern streamlined kitchen.

So far, so good.


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We are really pleased to have been given a Houzz award for customer Satisfaction and are chuffed that its been recognised.

                                Ruth Turner Interior Design Ltd of Milton Keynes

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017


Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Improvement and Design Professionals in the UK and Around the World


Milton Keynes, January 17th, 2017 – Ruth Turner Interior Design has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. This was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, home improvement and design industry professionals.


The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honours are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognised with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign oftheir commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals on Houzz.


 “We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Ruth Turner Interior Design,” said Andrew Small, MD of Houzz UK and Ireland. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality”


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