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Garden progress: replacing the patio and building a wall

Garden progress

To begin our back garden transformation, we had laid down turf to create a lawn and put a border with plants at the rear of the garden. However, we still had a lot of work to do. Here is the garden progress we’ve made so far. We were fed up of looking at the ugly concrete slabs that made up our patio. As soon as we got rid of the weeds that grew in all of the gaps between them,…

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Transforming our back garden

Transforming our back garden

When we got the keys to our house, similarly to every room inside our home, the back garden needed a lot of work doing to it. It was basically just patio and weeds. A lot of patio and a lot of weeds. It all looked so grey and, well, lifeless. The garage was covered in a dark pebble-dash, which further added to the dullness. The garden is a good size and so we knew that with a lot of work,…

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Spare room makeover

Spare room makeover

A spare room makeover was desperately needed when we moved into our home. Just in case you need a reminder, here it is pre-makeover, in urgent need of some TLC. After a thorough clean, many coats of paint and some carpet later, the room basically became a dumping ground. Following a clear-out, it then became a home office for quite some time, a couple of years at least. Although if I’m honest it shared this title with dumping ground yet…

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Landing update

landing update

I wish I had some photos of how our landing looked when we moved into our home. Unfortunately, I don’t seem to have any, although you can get a good idea of how it looked from our other before photos. As far as I can recall, the walls were bright orange, there wasn’t a proper floor covering, and all doors were dark wood and in a bad way. The landing space is very small and the orange walls and dark…

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Bathroom progress after getting the keys to our first home

I’m so excited to share my bathroom progress with you. When we got the keys to our first home a few years ago, the bathroom was in need of a total re-fit. Let me remind you of how grim it was! Similarly to every other room in our house at the time, there wasn’t a single thing in the bathroom that didn’t need replacing. From the tiles to the toilet, the bath to the flooring, it all needed to go.…

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Living room storage unit makeover

Living room storage unit makeover

When we moved into our first home, my father-in-law kindly gave us an old storage unit he no longer wanted. With several white paint marks and minor dents and scratches, it was looking a little past it’s best. We decided we wanted to attempt a storage unit makeover. After doing some research on the internet as to whether painting laminate furniture was a good idea, we felt that it was something we should try. Not knowing I was going to…

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Master bedroom progress: the transformation so far

I’m excited to share with you our master bedroom progress. We’ve come a long way since the look our bedroom had when we got the keys to our house around 3 and a half years ago. And isn’t it a good job! We knew as soon as we saw the bedroom that everything would need replacing and redecorating. I think the only thing that has stayed the same in the room is the window. Even some of the wall was…

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Our first home – the before photos

Our first home. Kitchen before

Back in 2011, Dan and I purchased our first home together. It was a small house but nevertheless a big and quite daunting, albeit exciting, project. The house needed so much work doing to it. I don’t think we quite knew what we were getting ourselves into! It had been left empty for quite some time, which certainly hadn’t helped matters. This was the sight that greeted us when we first walked into our new home. We were cold, we…

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