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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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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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How I’m Trying to Create a Coordinated Home

This post is going to be basically a bunch of rambling thoughts I'm having in terms of decorating this house. It's something that I feel like is on my mind a lot, especially as we are in the middle of this renovation project (catch up here) and I'm trying desperately...

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Renovation Diaries: Our Extension Work Has Begun!

I wanted to kind of check in with you all with how things are going in terms of the last few weeks as the back of my house has been ripped apart in preparation for the new extension going in and the open plan kitchen diner taking shape! (Can I get a hell yeah?!) ...

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The Reveal of Our Living Room Refresh

So as I mentioned in this post, I decided rather last-minute that somehow, just before work was meant to start in our new extension and kitchen and dining room renovation, I was going to squeeze in a bit of a makeover for our living room. I have big plans for the...

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An Update on Our Kitchen/Diner Extension!

It's been a while since I've just done a blog post telling you what's been going on around here so while there may not be many pretty pictures, I did want to share an update for what will probably be the biggest project we've ever undertaken. One thing I've always...

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Refreshing Rooms with Something Old, Something New

I think it's a combination of shorter days and the loss of sparkle that Christmas brings, but every year in January, after the Christmas decorations all come down, my home feels a bit flat. What I tend to do is give my spaces a little bit of a shakeup so they feel...

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