Why Do We Have Skirting Boards In Our Homes?

We’ve all got skirting boards at home, but do you ever think about why? Today’s post is a little bit different. I love looking at how trends change through the ages. What we see as a necessity now wasn’t 50 years ago, and might not be in another 50. It’s currently normal to have all your walls plastered, but in the future this might not…

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The True Value of Home Developments

What value can home renovations really add to your property? All homeowners want to make their mark on their property — and often this is through alterations, which can be expensive.  Data from the Office for National Statistics has predicted that those in the UK collectively spend almost £30 billion on home improvements annually. That works out at £43 million each week. But have you…

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Garden Renovation on a Budget

Our latest home project is our garden, but is it possible to do a garden renovation on a budget? Me and Jay have been trying to renovate our whole house on a tight budget. We’re first-time buyers, and knew that we wouldn’t have tens of thousands to spend on renovating our little home. The house cost us £145k and was in serious need of a…

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Garden Plans for Spring 2019

Me and Jay have been slowly renovating our house for over a year, but here are our garden plans. When me and Jay bought our house, we couldn’t afford to do everything all at once. And even the work we did, we had to be careful with our money. We bought our kitchen on eBay, and did most of the work ourselves. It took us…

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Home Office Room Reveal

This home office room reveal has been a loooong time in the making. I’ve written not one, but two posts before reaching this point. The first outlined my plans for the room (which of course changed), and the second was an update on the renovation. The second post explains why the whole thing was so delayed. We wanted to have the study finished by the…

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