At the beginning of 2021, Love Island success story Olivia and Alex Bowen moved in to their impressive £1 million house in Essex.
However, the married couple instantly set about renovating the palatial home, making drastic and enviable improvements.
And their hard work has most definitely paid off as they recently shared a peek of the transformation of their master bedroom.
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Sharing a snap of the space on their The Bowen Home account, we can see that the pair have removed the blinds in the huge bedroom.
Instead there is now large glass doors and windows that lead out onto a huge balcony.
On top to the transformation, which is yet to be finished, we can see that the bedroom has very high ceilings with exposed beams.
Olivia captioned the before and after pics, writing: “Let there be light! Our new doors are securely in position in the master bedroom!
“I’ve always loved shutters & still do, we had them all over in our old house when we lived in a more built up area & loved them for privacy!
“However I literally couldn’t bare having shutters over these windows & hiding such a pretty view so we removed the shutters & opened up that bad boy with some 7 foot wide bifolds from @origin_global (same brand as our kitchen sliding doors).
She continued: “We will be having curtains that should sit nicely in-between the side windows & the doors & we’re going for Roman blinds on the other windows in the room – would you believe me if I told you there’s 5 windows in total in this room.
“The room honestly feels so different & just makes me so happy staring out at the beautiful countryside, can’t wait until it’s warm enough to open them all up & watch the sunrise in the morning .”
Their home is particularly special to Olivia as she has had her eye on it since she was a child.
She previously told OK! : “This house has been here for 17 years. When I was younger, my mum used to drive me past it and we’d say, ‘Imagine living in that house’.
“She came with us to the viewing, and we were all a bit gobsmacked.
“I remember walking into the bedroom and crying. When I cry I know that it means something. It felt like fate.
“We fell in love with it, and six months later we were in the house.”
Alex then added: “I really didn’t want to move, then when Liv and I went to see the house I said, “Okay, let’s do it.” It was the same feeling I had when we went to see our wedding venue for the first time.”