Checklist ~ When Buying An Older Property

My home was build in the late 1920s, making it nearly 100 years old. It’s fair to say that although I love period properties, there is a lot of things that you should consider before buying one. To be frank, unless they’ve had gentle and caring owners, old houses are money pits. For us, there is always something that needs doing and usually, it unveils another three jobs whenever we get started on any work. Having said…

Staircase Makeover

Oh my, this has been a long time coming. Previously, we had a thick carpet in a deep shade of salmon running up the staircase, and onto the landing. I hated it so much. At that time it was way down on our list of things that needed sorting in the house. So we lived with it until I just snapped one day and pulled up all the carpet on the stairs. We then lived with…

A Year of DIY & Home Renovations

DIY has been a bit of a theme this year for us. This post is just as much for me, as it is for you as I didn’t realise how much we’d done until I started writing. Oh, and it’s a long one so make yourself a cup of tea! Looking back on achievements is so important, so often we just plough on to the next goal. So, I’ve taken the time here to list all…

My Summer Days

I wanted to share with you some of my favourite times during the summer. You might have noticed that I’ve taken a back seat during August, I’ve slowed things right down here on the blog and on my social channels. I personally find August is a great time to take a break, reassess and rejuvenate. I don’t just mean going on a summer holiday. Taking the time to really be in your surroundings, away from routine…

Ten Ways To Stay Sane When You’re Having Your Home Renovated

July 2017 for us was all about renovations, indoor and outdoor. I’m so grateful we are able to do all the jobs, and actually own our own home. But I’m also happy to have my house back! I’m sharing here my top tips for staying sane when you are have building work done, or other types of renovations on your home. 1- Get more supplies than you think you’ll need. So all of the following come…

Hallway Floor Inspiration

Hallways, entryways; or what whatever you like to call the space on leaving or coming home, its a space that is high traffic but usually isn’t somewhere we spend a lot of time. It’s exactly because not a lot of time is spent here, that the hallway often is neglected. Becoming a dumping ground for shoes, coats, bags, deliveries, laundry waiting to be put away, the list goes on. The thing is, I think the hallway/entry…

Bathroom Reveal

So- here we are, the bathroom reveal! It’s overdue, but then the best things worth waiting for, right? In this post I’m sharing images of our new bathroom and the thought processes behind it. I’ll be writing another post with all the product sources in very soon. So this post is more about the WAYHEYness of a new bathroom 😉 Lets get straight down to it then. Remember this corner? Well the boiler was here, housed…

Bathroom Update- Behind the Scenes of a Bathroom Renovation

Hey hey hey! I’m back with a bathroom update. We are at the mid point with the bathroom now and it feels like it is just taking forever… This is the second weekend without a bathroom. Thank goodness for the downstairs loo! I wanted to show you some photos of how it’s going and how a bathroom remodel looks in real life. It’s easy to show the before and afters I think, but the bit in…

Ten Blogger Bedrooms

Its that time of year when everyone want a little refresh, maybe a bit of a clearout of stuff that is no longer”us”. Where better to start than with your bedroom? Today I’m sharing with you ten of the prettiest blogger bedrooms which I think you’ll agree, are so inspiring. First up is Kirsty’s blue wonder. She is in the middle of what sounds like a HUGE renovation of a place in Margate. Her home is going to…

Living room update plans

Although the living room is one of the most used rooms in our house, as I’m sure it is for you, it’s also the one that we’ve shy’d away from updating decoratively too much. I’m currently looking at ideas for renewing our living room. We have done a fair amount of renovation in the room, getting rid of horrid wallpapers and paint colours. And we’ve had the chimney breast replastered and got rid of some leaks…

Kitchen Ideas and Plans

In case you might have missed it, I’m finally getting a new kitchen! Kitchen ideas are just filling my head. I really cant wait, bit and bobs are being gathered and delivered,  like laminate flooring (we are going for Ikea’s) and a free-standing cooker. I’m looking at final touches too and probably getting ahead of myself- like wallpapers and tiles. January 5th is when the fitters arrive and it’ll start to take shape. I’m also trawling eBay…

Dining room mural- a review

Today I want to share a bit of a mini makeover I’ve done of my dining room recently using a mural. We call it Dining room as there’s a big dining table in there but to be honest, we tend to eat in the kitchen at the moment. The main reason for this is that my youngest, who is almost one now (how fast has that gone!) is still a messy eater and the kitchen is much easier…