Extension News 4 {The New Bedroom}

As we are in the final days of our extension build all my thoughts are turning to decoration.  Whilst the focus has been on the new kitchen/living/dining space we have created downstairs one room upstairs has been completely revamped and is unrecognisable from how it was previously.  I have mentioned before how our bedroom has been a little bit of a bugbear for me, a space that I loved but with decoration that I hated. We had brought our furniture from our previous house with us and whilst it had fitted in our old home, and with our 20-something year…

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The Love For A Navy Kitchen

If you’d have told me a few years ago I would be installing a blue (not just blue, but a dark blue) kitchen in my house I would never have believed you.  In the 16 years we have been home owners we have always played it safe with decor, especially with such an expensive thing as a kitchen.  We had oak in our last house and opted for a country cottage cream, with oak worktops, when we moved into our current home. It wasn’t that I didn’t like a bit of colour, I had often been drawn to the pale…

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The Forever Home: Extension News 3 {Three Months In}

The original plan was to blog more regularly about the extension but a delay with the steelwork meant there was quite a delay in any building work happening on the house.  The builders focused on the garden and creating our sunken seating area but I soon realised isn’t too much to say about a great big muddy hole. We’ve been out of the house for the past four weeks, the long awaited steelwork went in the week after we left and since then the house has really come on. The exterior walls were completed, the existing back walls to the…

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The Forever Home: Extension News 2 {The Final Design}

We are six weeks into the extension and a lot is going on outside to build the framework of the new part of the house but it probably isn’t too exciting to anyone apart from us.  Instead of more pictures of bricks, I’m going to share our designers images of what the end product will look like. We have always dreamt of the large kitchen/dining/family space and I still can’t quite believe we are only a couple of months away from it being a reality.  When we first started talking about the design it was really important that it was…

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How to Save Money with Your AGA this Spring

It’s been a long, hard winter and so now spring is dropping a few hints, you’re probably thinking of ways in which you can claw back some of the money you spent on heating and cooking in the last few months. Of course, buying your heating oil from companies such as Emo Oil is a good start, but you can carry on saving even after your tank has been filled up. Try some of these tips – your bank balance will appreciate it! Aim for the right temperature The integral thermometer on the AGA is notoriously off kilter, so just…

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