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The House Project – a journey following the total renovation of our new family home.

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How to Tell if You Have an Underground Drainage Leak

During The House Project, as with the majority of renovations, I’m sure, things arise that you don’t plan for! I think most home-owners have to deal with sudden leaks, power-cuts and the such like. Well do you think about outside your house and underground? We didn’t! If an underground pipe develops a leak, it can be hard to detect because it’s below the ground. These leaks very often don’t manifest above ground as the water will tend to sink downwards, unless it’s very severe. However, there are still ways to determine if your underground pipes are failing and it’s important to be vigilant because leaks of this sort can lead to problems with the foundations of your building. Knowing that you have an underground leak and addressing it early can save you thousands of pounds.

Here’s what to look out for…Continue reading

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Our Blue Kitchen – A House Project Update

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything about our home renovation on here, mainly because we’ve been busy in Italy and with work and certainly not because the work has stopped! In fact, 6 months into our total home renovation, we’ve still got plenty of work to do! But one of the spaces that is 95% complete is our lovely blue kitchen.

So I thought now would be a good time to reveal the new look of our kitchen space and talk a little bit about how we got there and which suppliers and brands we’ve used. So grab a cuppa, put the House & Garden magazine down and have a read…

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House Project Update – The Final Stretch

As we are nearing the final stretch of our home renovation, I thought it’d be a good time for a brief video house project update…

House Project Update

It feels like everything’s slowed-down a bit over this last few weeks, as there’s been less builders on site and the decorating side of things just isn’t as quick as the structural changes of previous weeks.

For the first 10-12 weeks, everything moved so quickly and there were changes every time we went to site, so it was instantly gratifying. But the last few weeks it feels like nothing is changing, though we know it is, slowly and our builders are working very very hard. Continue reading

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