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Back garden transformation: the before photos

Back garden before

I love spending time outside during the warmer months. The garden at our last house was a decent size and this one is even bigger. We’ve been so excited to begin the back garden transformation at our new home. Improvements in the weather over recent weeks have allowed us to get really stuck in. Really concentrating on doing work to the garden plus being really busy with work has meant I’ve been completely AWOL from this blog for the last…

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Turning a cupboard into a wardrobe in our master bedroom

Turning a cupboard into a wardrobe

Even before moving into our new home, I was planning on turning a cupboard into a wardrobe in our master bedroom. We soon found that the cupboard is too small to easily fit a rail inside, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me. Putting drawers and shelves into the small space seemed like the perfect way to make sure it became a really useful area. First of all, we put up a white blind in the window, plus a…

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Kitchen progress: 3 month update

Kitchen progress

It’s been just over 3 months since we got the keys to our new home, so I thought I’d start sharing updates. We’ve made a few changes since we moved in and there’s so much more we plan to do over the months ahead. Today I’ll share the kitchen progress we’ve made so far. As you can see from the before photos, the kitchen was in pretty good nick to begin with, compared to what we started with in our…

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Empty house tour – see inside our new home

Empty house tour

After moving out of our first home, we were so excited to get settled in our new house. Similarly to our first home, this property needs work doing to it, although not to the extent of the last house. After living here for a couple of months, we’ve started to make progress. I thought it would be good to do an empty house tour first so you can follow along with our journey. This house is much larger than the last.…

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5 Creative Tips to Add Character to Your Living Room

5 creative tips to add character to your living room

Bored of your living room and looking to upgrade it to something more fitting for your personality? Here are 5 easy and creative ways to add character to your living room. 1. Update the lighting A lot of people underestimate the dramatic change a good lighting fixture can create. Switch out your standard overhead light with a statement piece that fits the overall look or theme of your living room. Not only will the upgrade make your living room brighter,…

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House tour of our first home part 2 – the first floor

First home finished master bedroom

Last week I showed you around the ground floor of our finished first home. I really need to get a shift on so that I can show you our new home! So this week, I thought I would move onto a house tour of our first home part 2 – the first floor. As I mentioned in my previous post, our first home was really small and there were only 3 rooms upstairs. I separated the house tour into 2…

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House tour of our first home part 1 – the ground floor

Living room after

Okay so I’ve been completely and utterly useless at posting recently. But it’s been for a good reason – we’ve moved house! I can’t wait to show you our new home, but first I wanted to do a house tour of the home we’ve left behind to begin a new chapter.  After trying to make this post into a full house tour, as the house was really very small, I realised it was still going to a mammoth post. Not…

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5 tips for buying your first home

5 tips for buying your first home

Back in 2011, we bought our first home. I was so excited but I also felt pretty unprepared. I felt like I didn’t know what on earth I was doing. After everything we’ve learned, these are my 5 tips for buying your first home.   1: Be prepared to compromise When you’re getting onto the first step of the property ladder, there’s always going to be things that you will need to compromise on. It’s all about prioritising the most…

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