The fun bits of renovating: Choosing flooring for our loft conversion

So yesterday, after months of clearing out the excessive amounts of ‘stored stuff’ in the loft, the builders have moved in. There’s no going back now, and after months of taking a vague interest in plans on pieces of paper and conversations about structure and permissions, I can finally get a bit excited about the parts of a big building project that I love.  more “The fun bits of renovating: Choosing flooring for our loft conversion”

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Three key components of a practical family kitchen redesign

As I sit writing this in our dream kitchen (cheesy but true) I’m remembering back to the time we were agonising about how we wanted this room to look, to be used, and to feel; This involved some big decisions to get the most from our kitchen redesign. more “Three key components of a practical family kitchen redesign”

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Guest post: Autumn Inspired Interiors

Summer, as ever, has disappeared and just like every year I am surprised by my excitement for falling leaves, darker evenings and cosy nights in. It’s so easy to forget how lovely the rich colours are, how snug it is in our big Winter coats and much we appreciate a warm drink when our hands are chilly. These feelings can be brought into our homes and the lovely MMT has very kindly lent me your ears to share some of the ways I bring this gorgeous season into my interiors: more “Guest post: Autumn Inspired Interiors”

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Guest post: 11 amazing ideas to make your house awesome

Who wouldn’t want their house to be awesome? It’s pretty high up there on the life goals, somewhere just ahead of a Mulberry handbag and just behind having a healthy happy family and friends etc. more “Guest post: 11 amazing ideas to make your house awesome”

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Creating a Spa Inspired bathroom…in a small space

As a Mum, on a budget, trips to the Spa are a bit of a rare event. Like, never. That said, one little treat that is a bit more accessible, and realistic is a lovely hot soak in a big bubbly bath.

With that in mind, when we redesigned our bathroom last year, we wanted to achieve a tranquil, relaxing environment where we could soak away the day.
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Home wishlist 2016

I could (or should that be do) LITERALLY spend hours day dreaming about the things I’d like to do around the house. They are of course, mostly day dreams, especially with us now being a one income family.

We have decided we would use some of my redundancy pay to do some bits around the house…but how do you choose?

Here’s the shortlist…
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Our Big Build: Let there be light

When planning a renovation, considering the lighting is something not to be overlooked, or, ahem, be in the dark about.

The day an electrician turned up (unexpectedly) to ask where each wire needed to be on our framework for sockets and lighting, I was relieved we had somewhat discussed what we thought we’d like, but also slightly panicked that I might get it all wrong. No going back, right?

So, here’s some top tips to share with you…
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