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…

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 Paint And Stencil Your Decking

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

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

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

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…

Our Successful Kitchen Renovation

It’s all about the kitchen! They are not wrong when the say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, so when we were looking for a new house to buy, I was very keen to do a kitchen renovation ourselves and put our own stamp on it. This is how we did it.

Grand Designs Live 2018

I was lucky enough to be given tickets by Axa Insurance UK to attend the Grand Designs Live show in the Excel Centre, London this week and what a fabulous day it was! I have always been a huge fan of the show and have watched it since the beginning…

Why did I start a Blog?

We bought our first house (to live in) in November 2016. We were moving to an area just outside Brighton, that was a little on the expensive side and I would have needed to sell a kidney to get the house of my dreams….