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Pretty Utility: New Bits for the New Kitchen

Pretty Utility: New Bits for the New Kitchen

As you are probably already aware, we are just at the very tail end of a rather large renovation project that has taken most of the year - knocking down walls, adding a small extension and creating a brand new open-plan kitchen-diner. It's been a hell of a journey and...

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Transforming Our Non-Working Dining Room Fireplace

Transforming Our Non-Working Dining Room Fireplace

Some call it a non-working fireplace, I call it a 'hole in the wall'. The place where there was at one time a fireplace and at some point in time, someone (tragically) decided to rip it out, plaster it up and call it good. I've seen quite a lot of them in my time and...

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My £25 & 3.5 hour Guest Bedroom Mini Makeover

My £25 & 3.5 hour Guest Bedroom Mini Makeover

It started on Thursday morning. I sometimes have a little browse of my local listings on Facebook marketplace - I've been keeping an eye out for a vintage mirror to use for our dining room (no luck there) and some bits for the guest bedroom seeing as the renovation...

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DIY: Laying Engineered Oak Parquet Flooring

DIY: Laying Engineered Oak Parquet Flooring

It's been my dream to have parquet flooring long before we moved into our current house. Back in 2010, when we moved into our previous home, one of the very first projects we took on was laying new pine flooring in our living room. At that time, I loved the look of...

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Dining Room Mood Board Reveal

Dining Room Mood Board Reveal

As things go with almost any renovation project, over the last 8 or so months, my entire focus has been on the extension and then the new kitchen. As a result, I feared (for a while there anyway) that the adjoining dining room may end up being an afterthought at best...

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Designing My Dream Kitchen with John Lewis of Hungerford

Designing My Dream Kitchen with John Lewis of Hungerford

I debated whether to share the design of our kitchen on the blog. I didn't want to ruin any 'surprises' for when it's finally installed but at the same time, I do love reading about other people's journeys in creating spaces they love. So, after doing a poll on...

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Summer Garden Reveal in Peaches and Pinks

Summer Garden Reveal in Peaches and Pinks

I think sometimes this is just how things go when you are updating your home: one small change leads to another and another and then all of a sudden, you're knee deep into a brand new look! (Whoops) And this is essentially what's happened with our back garden this...

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Garden Planning & Mood Board in Peachy Pinks

Garden Planning & Mood Board in Peachy Pinks

As I mentioned in my recent post, we recently added a new deck to our back garden and this weekend, we (well, Wayne) installed the paving slabs for a patio in front of where the new kitchen will be. And while we haven't been able to do much inside the house (I'll get...

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The Plans for the Back Garden and a New Deck

The Plans for the Back Garden and a New Deck

So the good news is that the building phase is officially complete! Can I get a 'hell yeah'?! Of course, this doesn't mean it's done done. Oh, not by a long shot - we have so much to get on with ourselves but essentially, all the things we hired contractors to do is...

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Renovation Diaries: The Build Work is Nearly Done!

Renovation Diaries: The Build Work is Nearly Done!

So the last three weeks since I posted about our renovation feels like it's flown by. We are nearly at the stage now where we have what appears to be an ACTUAL SPACE. The walls went up as quickly as they came down, the roof light and window installed, new subfloors...

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The Plans for Our Tiny Mudroom

The Plans for Our Tiny Mudroom

With the renovation of our kitchen and dining space in full swing, the back entrance of our home has become the natural throughway from the back garden into our home. With tradesmen and pets constantly using the space along with the fact that just outside the door,...

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