The second most popular home improvement, in joint place with decorating, is installing a new kitchen.  For many of us, the kitchen is the most important room that we have, and the one we invest a lot of family time in. So, a dated, grubby or downright impractical kitchen can be a bit of a downer when you don’t have the budget to completely replace the whole thing. Kitchens cost a lot of money to replace, around £8,000 on average. So, what can be done if you don’t have nearly 10K to splash on the most important room in your…

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Sleep is the most important part of your day, so the most important thing in your home and worth investing in is your mattress. At my old flat we slept on one of those mattresses that you see in the adverts on TV that roll up into a box and are made from 100% foam. This might sound comfortable but I never managed to get on with it and over the months the foam began to sink and was not comfy at all. So I was thrilled to be offered a new proper mattress to try from Warren Evans –…

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We’re very near to completing on the purchase of our new house and we’re so excited to finally get the keys after waiting all these months! One of the things that we’re most looking forward to is having our own garden, as at the moment in the flat we have no outside space at all. We can’t wait to be able to use our new sun loungers in our very own (south facing!) garden. TJ Hughes recently sent me their Valencia duo set which includes two comfy relaxer chairs with built-in head rests and a handy small table with two…

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Buying a house and getting a mortgage can seem daunting at first glance and you may not know where to start. Whether you’re a first time buyer or are looking to move on to a bigger place, it can be hard to begin the process of buying a home. I’ve previously shared with you my story of being a first time buyer and the process I went through when buying my flat. And now, two years later, I’m starting the process all over again as I am moving on to my new place! Even if you’re not ready to buy…

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I have some exciting news! Earlier this year I put my flat up for sale and accepted an offer from a young couple looking to buy their first home. Which also means that I’m (hopefully..) buying new house! If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you’ll remember that back in 2017 I moved out of my parents house and into my own place which I spent lots of time doing up and making my own. I’m sad to be leaving my lovely little flat but I am SO excited to be moving on to bigger and better…

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One of the benefits of finally getting your own place is you have the opportunity to make it exactly what you want it to be. From top to bottom, your home can undergo the makeover to end all makeovers. But, what if you only have a certain budget? Is there a room you should prioritise? Let’s make a case for the bedroom. After all, in this topsy-turvy world where we are forever busy, we need somewhere to retreat to that will calm us down and rejuvenate us, ready for the onslaught of the next day. With this in mind, how…

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