We have been saving good money on paint though! We got £200 worth included when we bought our kitchen, so that did for the kitchen and dining room walls. Then thanks to the joy of Nectar knits, which we got from buying the kitchen, the paint for the family room was halfway paid for! Then some vouchers from a shopping monitor deal-io that we do has taken money off too! Hurray!
The flooring is proving the most problematic however, with this laminate flooring stuff you are supposed to start in the far right corner of your room and work right to left. However, due to time restrictions and the fact the floor had to be underneath the big stove we had to start in the left and work right! This means the boards are awkward to fit... Ho hum! It is looking good though and we are happy with it.
Once we had the floor down throughout we were very pleased and raced to get the sofa in position! Very comfy, although there is still a lot of decorating going on roundabout as you can see!