The Next Mini Project: The Lounge

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post. Since we completed the extension on the back of the house last year the lounge has become a sadly neglected room in our home. One that we spend very little time in, especially considering it used to be the main room in our home. Whilst everything in the extension is new, our lounge is made up of furniture that we bought when we bought our first house together almost 20 years ago and odd pieces that we have collected over the years, along with a couple of things that were meant to last a…

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The Surprise Icing On The Cake {The Forever Home}

When we were planning our extension the main focus was on what was happening downstairs.  We discussed the family/kitchen/dining room at great lengths, where the couch would go, where the dining table would be, what size the bi-fold doors should be.  We drew plans up for the garden and then changed them about many, many times as we tried to think how we would practically use the space. What we didn’t really discuss were the changes that would happen to our bedroom.  As we were extending out the back it made sense to make the bedroom a little bit bigger…

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Essential Questions To Help You Find the Perfect Pillow

If you are looking for a set of perfect luxury pillows, then it’s worthwhile considering how you will use your pillow and what it is you want to get out of it.  Find your ideal pillow match by asking yourself a few questions: Will my pillow suit my sleeping position? The whole purpose of luxury pillows is to improve your sleeping position and provide you with the most comfortable night’s sleep by supporting the curve in your neck. We all have our own unique sleeping position, falling into three main categories; side sleeper, back sleeper and front sleep. A further…

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Top Tips For A Low Maintenance Garden

I’ve mentioned before that the main reason we came to initially view our house was because of the garden. My husband knew it was a decent size and as we were planning a family home that definitely appealed to us. I don’t think either of us realised quite how big it was. As lovely as it is having a big garden it can be very time consuming, and as busy parents of two little boys, who both work full time we don’t have the time required to dedicate to a high maintenance garden. When we were planning the extension one…

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Extension News 5 {We’re Home}

130 days after we started our extension, 9 weeks after moving the family out, 3 weeks after splitting up and living in separate houses we are back home in our house.  Despite having no furniture, no TV, only one usable bed between us (luckily it’s a super king), no curtains in that usable bedroom and enough boxes to make the most epic of fortresses for the boys we returned home. There is still an awful lot of work going on in the house this week.  The beautiful herringbone floor is taking day and days to be complete, the lights in…

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