I haven’t written a blog post since the first day of lockdown when I created a ‘to do list’ to stay productive over the coming weeks. I thought I’d follow up on that post with a little update on what I’ve been up to since then, in the 5 weeks since lockdown. I’m writing this blog post now as in a few years time I’ll be able to look back on it and remember this very weird situation and can remind myself of exactly what I got up to! I’ve been furloughed so I don’t have any work to be…

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Now is the perfect time to embrace a little change and start thinking about what you want to do with your house this year. If you are on the fence about selling your property, then perhaps giving it a spruce up will give you the clarity you need. Either you’ll increase the value of your home and make more money on it when sell it, or you’ll increase the desire you have to live in a newly designed space! Adding to your home is going to enhance it. It’s very rare for an upgrade to decrease the value of your…

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Original features are, by far, the best vintage vibes you could hope for in your home. Not only do they add authenticity, but they also form the ideal backdrop on which to build more modern ‘vintage’ additions. The problem is that, often, these vintage features that cause us the most headaches.    While they may have been the first to catch your eye, characterful period features most often need professional attention once you move in. Even things that don’t require upfront work, like vintage stone floors, may pose issues that you aren’t expecting.    Flooring like this can be fantastic…

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When you’re lucky enough to have a spare room, or maybe even two, you don’t want that extra space to go to waste. There’s no point in it being empty or full of boxes when you could make it much more useful. However, deciding what to do with it can require some careful thought. A guest bedroom is one option, but what if you don’t have guests that often? There are lots of things that you can do with a spare room, whether you want to use it for your hobbies or give the kids more space to play. Take…

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So.. things are pretty weird for everyone right now. The world is a mess and things are so crazy and no one seems to know what to do. Some (stupid) people are still carrying on as normal, some (amazing) people still have to go to work, and some of us are spending their days at home for the next few weeks. If you’re like me and you now have a lot of time on your hands at home, I’ve come up with a few ideas to help keep you occupied. To be honest, this started out as a to do…

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