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in Interior Inspo, Interiors

Finessing your interior design with printed artwork

It seems we’ve been in the “finishing stages” or our renovation project for over a year now and in truth, that’s exactly how long it’s been! The building phase of our renovation was relatively quick (approx 18 weeks in total) as we paid external contractors to do it all, totally re-designing the downstairs of the house and converting the attic space in one hit. But the interior design, decorating and finishing touches were always going to be left to us and gradual due to cash-flow, growing our family and time!

We painted the entire downstairs living space white and got that to a point where it was 95% finished (we’d like to change the sofa and some of the furniture eventually) and totally liveable and enjoyable as a space. The rest of the house we did room by room according to what we needed/used the most. However, I don’t know about you, but a room never feels entirely finished until you finesse it with textiles, soft furnishings and art work on the walls. It doesn’t feel like home until the edges are softened with colour and texture. So over a year after we originally moved into our renovation project, I’m looking at how I can finish the interior design with printed artwork**…Continue reading

renovate bathroom
in Interiors, The House Project

5 Simple Ways to Renovate Your Bathroom on a Budget

With our recent home renovation project, we ended up with 3 bathrooms to renovate, fit-out and decorate. Our focus was obviously the main family bathroom, which the bulk of the budget went on, so we had to be clever with the other two bathrooms and look at ways to make them amazing, on a budget. I did a lot of research of products and techniques to bring our 2nd and 3rd bathrooms in without breaking the bank…

Renovate your Bathroom on a Budget

Here are my top five cost-effective tips to get your bathroom sparkling, whilst keeping costs to a minimum:

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underground drainage leak
in Interiors

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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