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

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The House Project – Parquet flooring options

Today I’m considering parquet flooring options…

Our new extension will create a large open-plan family living space that will flow from kitchen, through to dining, through to lounge in one fluid space. Well that’s the hope anyway! The entire space (which I think will be about 40-50sqm) will be on one level and therefore we’d like the same flooring throughout. In comes the question of the week…to parquet or not to parquet?…Continue reading

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The House Project – Week 1 renovation

Week 1 renovation is super exciting as it feels like a lot of work is achieved in a small space of time. This is basically because everything is being demolished, ripped-out and teared-down. My builder keeps reminding me that the next few weeks, won’t seem to move quite as fast. But that’s ok, it’s still exciting to see the progress thus far…

So you may have seen yesterday’s Instagram story and/or Facebook live post, but here’s the video walk-through of the house project as it stands at the end of Week 1.

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Renovation Tips – 10 things you need to know

If you’re anything like me, you’ll enjoy watching all of those home and design programmes on TV, you’ll enjoy shows like Grand Designs and The Restoration Man and comment along as you watch other mad people renovating and building the homes of their dreams, saying things like “I wouldn’t do it like that” and “that’s a waste of money”. Because, you always think you know best and if you were to do it yourself, it’d be easy peasy.

Well I’m here to tell you that I admit I was wrong – one week in and it ain’t easy peasy! It’s not straight-forward and there are a ton of decisions that need to be made, in advance! So before I get into all the fun posts about design and interior inspo, I thought I’d pop a post up here about renovation tips. I’m sure this’ll become a series in #TheHouseProject, as we’ll learn things as we go along no doubt.Continue reading

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