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… View Post

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… View Post

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… View Post

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… View Post