Tag Archives: DIY

The sash windows at the front of my house never had any ‘curb appeal’. They were battered by Brighton’s sea air, paint was chipping off, they were draughty and leaking, and they had been poorly repaired in places. Time for a makeover! Window experts Ventrolla came round and gave Teddy & I a crash course in sash windows […]

Although the smallest area in my home, I’ve put a lot of time and thought into my tiny hallway. This is the first of many posts on it’s slowly emerging makeover. Today, I’m going to show you how I replaced my ugly, and quiet frankly, dangerous, 1970s staircase with smart banisters and a handrail from Richard Burbridge. Well, where […]

I’d want to share one of my most successful building makeovers in the house: when I swapped a rotten sash window with a beautiful, modern alumium door.  Let me prepare you here – this was no small job (dust! dust! dust!) but the impact is intense.  It’s opened up the back of my house, allowing natural light to flood into a […]

Let’s start with a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to us! This is a very special post that is very dear to me. Today, is exactly a year to when I got the keys for my first house AND it marks my 1st year as an Homes Blogger too. And boy-oh-boy has this been an up-and-down year. In this post, I want to share with you 6 key […]

I’ve been so busy with the renovations on the house since I moved in. So far I’ve made over the windows, a boiler install and sprinkled a little bit of magic in the garden.  Now, we’re starting on the fun stuff > THE KITCHEN. It’s been overhauled from top-to-bottom (which I am going to share on here soon). But I thought I would start with the bottom bit now – our […]

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