Bedroom reorganisation
Sep15

Bedroom reorganisation

I’ve written before about how much I dislike our bedroom. Some readers might have thought it was just a cunning way for me to make money from sponsored posts, but it’s all true! I really, really disliked it. It was too small and too cramped and too untidy. Yes, the lack of tidiness was our own fault, but we didn’t have enough space to keep things neatly. The bedroom isn’t even in the same ball park as our...

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The new house – the final push
Sep11

The new house – the final push

We’ve been in our not-so-new house now for over 18 months and we’ve changed so much in that time. We’ve dragged it from 1980s nightmare to a very pleasant 21st century home, which is lovely to live in and should hopefully stand the test of time. (I always laugh at the thought of people moving into our house in 40 years and thinking it’s as bad as we thought it was when we moved in!) Since moving in, we’ve...

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Ensuite bathroom
Jul29

Ensuite bathroom

We moved into our house 18 months ago. It was built in 1987 and had been lived in by the same elderly couple for 20 years. Nothing had changed since 1987. Everything was dated, worn out and grubby. We’ve transformed a lot in 18 months, but there are still parts of the house which are stuck firmly in the 1980s and crying out for an improvement. None more so than our ensuite bathroom. A picture says a 1,000 words, so I don’t...

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The new kitchen (at last!)
May05

The new kitchen (at last!)

Our house was built in 1987. When we moved in last year, it still had the original kitchen: Brown cupboards Dirty vinyl floor (which no amount of mopping would ever clean) Dirty beige tiles (ditto) A sink which drained straight into the cupboard and onto the floor A temperamental hob which wouldn’t always light An oven which needed to be at 250C, with recommended cooking times doubled, and would then burn the stuff in the back...

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The ever-changing kitchen
Apr03

The ever-changing kitchen

Our kitchen has been changing since January. That’s when the wall was knocked down to make the kitchen and dining room a big open-plan space and we just lost the wall cupboards on that wall. At that point, we weren’t sure when work would start on the kitchen proper, so we started to get prepared. First, my husband moved some crockery and some of our food into the utility. And I spent the next two weeks going to the wrong...

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