Renovation Stories

Who doesn’t love a renovation story? Here you will find all our renovation projects and how we turn a house into a home.

How I Would Improve My Kitchen (If It Didn’t End in …

The kitchen. The heart of the home. Where I like to think I’m the next Nigella but am often found burning spaghetti bolognese. Before moving…

A House Tour of Our Family Home

Are you ready for a house tour? Finally, this week we FINALLY finished decorating our house to a point where I could say I was…

10 Ingenious Storage Ideas for Under the Stairs

The space under the stairs can provide key storage space, a small office area, laundry, bar or cellar! Here are some of my favourite under the stairs and hallway storage inspirational ideas.

Playful Décor for a Boy’s Bedroom

Why are boy’s bedrooms so difficult to decorate? After 3 years of planning and changing my mind, I am finally happy with my Son’s jungle themed bedroom.

A Bold Revamp of our Small Bathroom

The small bathroom, or downstairs bathroom, or shower room. Whatever you want to call it, it probably is the most unloved room in our house…

10 Ways to Makeover Your Bathroom on a Budget

10 quick and easy ways to update your bathroom on a budget

A Simple and Stress-Free Guide to Putting Up Wallpaper

A simple and easy guide to putting up wallpaper in your home. How to prepare, what tools you will need, how to deal with tricky areas like plug sockets and corners and what wallpaper to choose.

How To Paint Your Bath and Give Your Bathroom the Wow Factor

A bit like kitchens, bathrooms can be extremely pricey to update or completely renovate. When we renovated our house, we completely gutted our bathroom and started again as the bath was leaking, there were holes in the walls to the point that you could see through to outside world and a lot of the tiles were either chipped or falling off…

How To Use Dark Green in Your Living Room

One of my favourite colour combinations has to be dark green and gold. I love the richness of these colours and always dreamed of having Dark Jade bridesmaids’ dresses with gold accessories for my wedding…

How To Stencil Your Decking and Transform It!

Adding a decking in the garden is such a great way of creating a social space for your family, providing a great extra living area for the warmer months. The problem in the UK is our weather! We created our decking space back in April 2017 and within two years it had become dirty, damp and unsightly.

Bathroom Renovation – How We Created our Dream Bathroom

What are the first rooms you look at when you are viewing a property? I always make a beeline for the kitchen and bathroom and if I’m happy with them, the rest will do. I feel that we (me) were a little blindsided by the size of our kitchen when we viewed the house we currently live in and didn’t really take into consideration the size of the other rooms and in particular the bathroom

10 Easy Under Stair Storage Ideas

Now this is a story all about how my life got switched, turned upside down and I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there. I’ll tell you how I became the owner of some storage under the stairs. Sorry, blatant rip off of Prince of Bel Air there, but my new under stair storage needed something a little more exciting to introduce it other than, nice shelves in a small area….

A Quick(ish) Kitchen Update – an Improved Look

Our house was always a doer upper. We bought it as a renovation project as I always prefer to put my stamp on a property and not pay through the nose for a house that has already been renovated, but not always to my taste. And after 5 attempts of painting and decorating the kitchen, I’m finally happy with the results…