How to create a living room for the whole family to enjoy #ad
Feb11

How to create a living room for the whole family to enjoy #ad

The living room is the heart of a home. It is where the kids go after school to unwind before they start their homework, where you host your book group or coffee mornings, and where you gather as a family for some much-needed downtime in the evenings and at the weekends. When a room fills so many different roles, it can sometimes be difficult to know how best to design and decorate the space. Here are a few ideas here to get your...

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The new bedroom
May11

The new bedroom

It’s over six years since we moved into our house and we’ve finally spent some time and money on our own bedroom. When we moved in, we gave the whole house a lick of paint and had new carpets throughout. The whole thing was done in a matter of a few days. The kids’ bedrooms had a bit more attention – painted in colours of their choice. But the rest of the house was magnolia – the quickest way to get rid...

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The new ensuite bathroom
Apr09

The new ensuite bathroom

I can hardly believe it myself, but after over four weeks of work and over four years of waiting, our new ensuite bathroom is finished! I’ve wanted the ensuite bathroom done ever since we moved into our house over four years ago, but obviously the main bathroom and the kitchen were much higher priorities. We came close to having it done in autumn 2016, but couldn’t quite afford it, so we opted to get the downstairs toilet...

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My not-so-new house – the endless project
Aug28

My not-so-new house – the endless project

We’ve now been in our house over three and a half years. Is it finished? Is it beautiful? No and not everywhere. The kitchen is beautiful, the main bathroom is beautiful, the downstairs toilet is beautiful, but some parts of it are still not great. We decorated the kids’ rooms before we’d even moved in (and we decorated our younger son’s room again last year), whereas our own bedroom was just literally...

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Brightening up our house with Uncommon Goods
May10

Brightening up our house with Uncommon Goods

We’ve been in our house over three years now (yes, I know, how did that happen?) and I love it. I love the fact that we’ve got so much space and everyone has their own rooms. There are some parts of the house, particularly the kitchen and downstairs toilet that are AMAZING. There are other parts, namely the ensuite and the separate upstairs toilet, that are flipping awful and totally stuck in the 1980s. Then there’s...

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