Before you start any renovation project – big or small – make sure your home is completely protected from any potential building disasters. Most people don’t follow this one simple rule that could save you £1000s if things go wrong. Here is my building work insurance check-list to for ultimate piece of mind for you and your home.

  • Lucy - This is helpful! Things that sometimes get missed but are so important x7th June 2017 – 10:10 amReplyCancel

  • Old Fashioned Susie - So many things to think about, thanks for this useful post!7th June 2017 – 8:00 pmReplyCancel

  • John - Great post! Definitely some very helpful tips. One of the things we enjoy as a renter, never have to worry about things breaking down or having to renovate anything8th June 2017 – 8:08 amReplyCancel

  • Stacey Sheppard - This is so handy to know. I’d never have thought of informing my insurance company, but now I’ve read this it totally makes sense. Any kind of work presents a greater risk. Thanks for sharing this info Maxine!8th June 2017 – 1:13 pmReplyCancel

  • Karen - Making Spaces - Yes!! We didn’t know this either, until our neighbour told us to let our home insurers know about the loft conversion. Makes sense though, especially when we did’t have a roof at one point!8th June 2017 – 1:45 pmReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Oh I never would have thought about calling up them about my insurance, when doing building work. Thanks for pointing this out!8th June 2017 – 10:29 pmReplyCancel

  • Geraldine - Lots of great tips. Thanks for sharing x9th June 2017 – 8:59 amReplyCancel

  • Kate - All really important things to consider, even though I probably wouldn’t have thought of them! Really useful post Maxine x9th June 2017 – 11:04 amReplyCancel

  • Carole King - Good advice Maxine. I must admit I’ve never told my insurer about work I’m doing. Slapped wrist. I will in future. x9th June 2017 – 1:45 pmReplyCancel

Welcome to WeLoveHome and thank you for ‘hopping’ onto my blog via Becky at A Beautiful Space for the #UKHomeBlogHop. I’m excited to be taking part and want to say thank to Kimberly from Swoon Worthy who did all the organising.  The hop starts on Kimberly’s blog, and runs all this week. And there are 27 blogs taking part, all […]

  • Kate - My gosh I want to go festival-ing with you Maxine! What a glorious camping set-up this is, and what wonderful tips. I’ve never been one to enjoy camping outdoors but this post has definitely tempted me! Hope you have a wonderful summer enjoying the festival circuit xx1st June 2017 – 10:23 amReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - You are totally invited to come with me! You’ll love it when you have all the creature comforts to keep you cosy at night.3rd June 2017 – 5:56 pmReplyCancel

  • Kimberly ~ Swoon Worthy - Ahhh this is such a fun post and it’s just SO YOU!!! I love your stylish glamping tent – I’m not one for camping myself (that’s why they invented hotels) but when it’s this stylish, I might actually be tempted! Love your style my dear! Thanks so much for joining in the hop and for your gorgeous post! xxx1st June 2017 – 11:30 amReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Awh. Thank you Kimberly. Yep – unicorn tents and glitter is very me x3rd June 2017 – 5:57 pmReplyCancel

  • Amanda - I am not a camping fan, but with a tent that looks THAT good, I think I could be convinced. You just look so happy! Cute dog too 😉1st June 2017 – 11:35 amReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Thank you Amanda. I’m not usually a big fan of camping at all but i’ve learned it’s all about having the right tent 🙂3rd June 2017 – 5:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Rachel - Oh wow, I love this! That’s definitely my kind of tent.1st June 2017 – 11:38 amReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - It’s so jam-packed with colour. I love it so much. I feel very lucky.3rd June 2017 – 5:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Karen - Making Spaces - What an awesome post Maxine! You’re so photogenic. And your Kimono is awesome and should be mine immediately. I’m definitely not a camping kinda gal, but I do love your unicorn tent. Next time you come to Leeds you can camp in my garden 🙂 x1st June 2017 – 11:40 amReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Awh – thank you – although I had to edit 100 photos where my double chin wasn’t on show! You can have the Kimono for sure – well…we can share it. OOh – camping in your garden sounds awesome.3rd June 2017 – 6:00 pmReplyCancel

  • vicki - A lovely set of photos. I’m not a festival goer or into camping myself but I love the tent, it’s so fun and the colours are brilliant. I also like the styling of the photos and that pom pom head piece is a winner!1st June 2017 – 11:50 amReplyCancel

  • Becky - Oh what a gorgeous tent – how lovely to find out more about you too1st June 2017 – 12:03 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Thanks Becky3rd June 2017 – 6:00 pmReplyCancel

  • Carole King - Love this post Maxine. A bell tent is now on my wishlist (although I’ve never been to a festival in my life) and so is that headdress. Though I suspect it looks better on you. xx1st June 2017 – 1:12 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Do it Carole. You would look amazing with some pom poms in your short hair.3rd June 2017 – 6:01 pmReplyCancel

  • Old fashioned susie - This is such a cool post Maxine! You’d make a great festival buddy- love the shots of you with the pompom hair band1st June 2017 – 7:59 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Thank you Susie.3rd June 2017 – 6:01 pmReplyCancel

  • Juan Sandiego - With such beautiful colours, you’ll always find you’re way back to the tent. And I love how the dog is going for unicorn vibes too, cute little thing!

    By the way, the landscape in your photos is making me miss Brighton and the South Downs.1st June 2017 – 8:00 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - the dog was forced into unicorn vibes – but he came round in the end.3rd June 2017 – 6:02 pmReplyCancel

  • Candy Pop - Oh wow – this is amazing. Lovely post and beautiful photographs. x1st June 2017 – 8:29 pmReplyCancel

  • melanie lissack - Oh my goodness Maxine I love this! I love all the photos of the tent and of you. I’ve done a fair few festivals in my time, we can have a natter about festivals when you come over next month! xx1st June 2017 – 8:36 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Yes – let’s do that x3rd June 2017 – 6:02 pmReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - WOW! I have never seen a ball tent in those colours, it looks amazing! I love that you wouldn’t miss it within all the other cream ball tents at the festival too! Your styling is fantastic too2nd June 2017 – 10:53 amReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - It was so easy to find among the grey and black tents. And it was always a party back at ours!3rd June 2017 – 6:01 pmReplyCancel

  • Carole - Well this tent could just about convince me to try camping again, haha! What a fab post, so fun and summery. Have a fab weekend xo2nd June 2017 – 6:14 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Thank you Carole3rd June 2017 – 6:00 pmReplyCancel

  • Lazy Daisy Jones - Hi Maxine!

    You have inspired me with your beautiful pics toDay..
    I am showing my age now, but I have to admit to having never visited a festival!
    Music concerts outside many times but not a festival! Now moving it to the top of my list for next year

    Ashley x2nd June 2017 – 10:11 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Hey Ashely. You would love them. Lots of music, good food and loads of silly happy people. Try a smaller one to start with.3rd June 2017 – 5:59 pmReplyCancel

  • Karen - SUCH a fun post! Looks like you had an absolute blast.2nd June 2017 – 10:54 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Thank you! It was super fun doing this. One of my fav posts for a long time.3rd June 2017 – 5:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Ruthie - What a gorgeous tent and flower crown, love it ❤️💞💚❤️💞💚3rd June 2017 – 6:23 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Thank you x4th June 2017 – 11:41 amReplyCancel

  • Ollie - Amazing blog post and we love the photos too, may we use them in our customer gallery and socials. thank you so much. Ollie @ Boutique camping.6th June 2017 – 10:41 amReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Hey

      I’m going to send you over a huge load of images via your pr agency 🙂7th June 2017 – 6:33 pmReplyCancel

  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely - It looks amazing!!! I followed all of your InstaStories as you were shooting this and couldn’t wait to see the final images. It’s all brilliant x8th June 2017 – 8:49 pmReplyCancel

    • WeLoveHomeBlog - Thank you Rachel x9th June 2017 – 3:24 pmReplyCancel

I’m going to let you into a little secret. Today I’m going to share my very own sweet spot in Paris. It’s a a photogenic place tucked down a side street which is a tourist’s dream place to visit. I discovered this secret area on my mini break to Paris in April. I’m going to share it […]

  • Sofia - wow..
    Thanks for the wonderful article.30th May 2017 – 6:52 amReplyCancel

  • Kate - Beautiful photos hun – loving that red skirt/stripy top combo! Oh, and there’s nothing better than discovering a new area of a city you’ve visited time and time again – I’ve still never made it across to Palais Royal and MUST go on my next trip x30th May 2017 – 2:28 pmReplyCancel

  • Candy Pop - Oh wow, you look stunning. What a happy post! x30th May 2017 – 8:54 pmReplyCancel

  • Fresh Design Blog - Wow, that skirt was an absolute bargain and fab find – perfect for wearing in Paris! It looks like you had a great time.31st May 2017 – 5:40 pmReplyCancel

  • Shirley Cheng - Hello Maxine, I love to wear skirts. I like your stripe skirt with lining top. The combination of skirt and top is so beautiful. This looks so trendy. You are looking so beautiful and stunning. I appreciate your blog. Thanks for sharing..22nd June 2017 – 10:43 amReplyCancel

My upstairs landing is one of the last areas of my home to have a makeover. I’ve been living with cruddy carpets for two years. The walls were battered and marked. The banister was covered in layers of paint. And the spindles dated back to the 1970s. I’m not even going to talk about the […]

  • Table Sawz - It’s great that you’ve decided to makeover this part of your house. Honestly, while I was reading and looking at the before photos, I am hoping that you’ll also change the carpet and I’m glad that you did! This area looks clean and comfy now after all your hard work.7th June 2017 – 3:52 amReplyCancel

Hey everyone ** big wave** Today, I want to show you that not all DIY projects have to take ages or involve lots of stuff. This is how-to vamp up a dull chest of drawers with copper handles. It’s a great small project if you are new to up-cycling. An Easy furniture makeover. Let’s go

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