house exterior improvements

Budget Ways To Update Your Exterior

Giving your home an update needn’t cost the earth, just a few small tweaks can give both the outside and inside a freshened up look. Today, we’re focusing on the outside, with simple and budget ways you can update your exterior. Continue reading “Budget Ways To Update Your Exterior”

preparing our new guest room with oak furniture

Preparing Our New Guest Room

One of the reasons we bought a 4-bed house six years ago was because we knew we wouldn’t have to move for years to come- if at all- and we could grow into each room as our family grew. We have been very lucky to be able to use one room as an office and one as the laundry room but with the impending arrival of our second child, we are going to have to make some big changes to both of these remaining rooms. We have already decided that the smaller room will be the nursery leaving us to alter the office room Continue reading “Preparing Our New Guest Room”

front garden outside a house

Garden Ideas

We have a very small garden because whoever builds houses these days obviously assumes that no modern-day person likes to do gardening (???) So I make the most out of the small space we have by researching garden ideas, looking into what others have done and I have discovered a passion for something I never thought I would – or maybe I am just getting old?!

Having re-positioned flower beds and re-laid the lawn, added pots, hanging baskets and bought new plants (yes, we learnt the hard way how expensive it is to only buy seasonal flowers after the first year). Continue reading “Garden Ideas”