Dream Home has a Dream New Bathroom

Everything that we’ve done to this house has been on a tight budget, and that includes our new bathroom. Although we’ve saved a lot of money, we have also spent A LOT. Buying a brand new bathroom is expensive, so we figured out how we could make it cheaper. And it sort of happened by accident. My brother works at Wickes, a bathroom, kitchen and…

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We bought a second-hand kitchen….on eBay!

We bought a second-hand kitchen on eBay for an absolute bargain, and it was probably the riskiest purchase I’ve ever made! When Jay turned round to me and said he’d found a second-hand kitchen on eBay, I said absolutely not. No way. I don’t often use eBay. Partly because I don’t trust that a) the sellers will even send the product, and b) that the…

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Jay demolishes things: I remove wallpaper

I was really excited to get the wallpaper off the walls, partly because it was all patterned and pink. The wallpaper in this room wasn’t too bad, and I could have lived with it, but that carpet! You can’t tell from the photo but it was all worn through in several places, especially around the sofas where people would sit down. Exhibit B manages to…

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How to successfully remove a kitchen

The biggest job of this house renovation is removing and replacing the kitchen. When we bought our house, we knew it needed work. The decor was very dated, and probably hadn’t been changed for at least 30 years. Our mistake was thinking that we could simply strip some wallpaper and repaint, and replace the carpets. Well, we were wrong. The kitchen was removed after having…

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The Day Our House Offer Was Accepted

Spoiler: Our house offer was accepted. Buying a house wasn’t something either me or Jay had done before, so we were thrilled when our house offer was accepted. We’re only 22 and 23-years old, and the house we bought needs a lot of work. Despite there being no chain on either side, the process of buying the house was a bit of a struggle, but…

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