If you are looking at starting a home renovation project or are currently in the middle of one, you might well have noticed that the price of materials has skyrocketed. The latest figures show that a new build house project costs have increased from an average of £1000 per square metre to £2500 per square metre, that is a huge jump. To put this into context, a decent sized 100 square metre property will now cost you £500k to build. Not only have costs risen in raw materials and skilled labour, also the range of products available to buy in the UK has dropped, especially for natural materials, like slate.Continue reading Using Slate in the Home
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Home Improvements: Tips & Tricks for 2022
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No matter where you live, your home is your sanctuary. It can be tricky to manage our spaces well, though, especially nowadays when many of us are working, studying and relaxing at home. As things slowly get back to normal, we have a great opportunity to spruce up our spaces with some basic home improvements. These four simple steps from FBD Insurance will help you make the most of your house, turning it into the warm and inviting home you and your family deserve.Continue reading Home Improvements: Tips & Tricks for 2022
Avoalre Christmas Wreath – Review
I hope it’s not too early to start writing about Christmas, because I’m about to! I love Christmas, I love the lights, I love the food, I love the feelings it brings and I love decorating. Each year try to get something new, something extra, just slipping a bit more into the house without the husband really noticing! This year I’ve gone for a new Avoalre Light Up Christmas Wreath.
Avoalre Outdoor Christmas Lights
I love Christmas. I love decorating the house. I love the warm fuzzy feeling I get seeing other peoples decorations or meandering around garden centres to look at their amazing displays. I love the christmas lights twinkling away in peoples gardens. Just generally the whole season makes me very happy.Continue reading Avoalre Outdoor Christmas Lights
Christmas Tree Topper from Avoalre
I know it’s early but I just couldn’t resist it! Avoalre have a great range of festive lights and when they asked if I would like to review something of course I jumped at the chance. It’s never too early to start preparing for Christmas in my mind.Continue reading Christmas Tree Topper from Avoalre
This time two years ago we had just started building our extension, by September it was complete. We added a third bedroom/office/craft room, doubled the size of our living room and added a huge storage cupboard aka the cupboard of dreams.Continue reading Home Improvements
Win an Office Chair
I don’t know if this is just our household but working from home doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon, in fact it looks like becoming a permanent fixture. With that in mind there can be no more just making do with what we’ve got! Thankfully Lakeland Furniture have a huge amount of choice, so when it comes to finding the right office chair they’ve got your back. Plus they sell all sorts of other chairs and garden furniture.Continue reading Win an Office Chair
Win a Safari Bedding Set from Bloomsbury Mill
There is one thing always guaranteed to bring a smile to my son’s face and that’s a giraffe. It’s hard to explain how excited he was to get his new Safari Bedding set from Bloomsbury Mill.
We’ve struggled quite a bit around bedtime with him during this latest lockdown. He’s just not sleeping well at all and doesn’t want to be away from us, even if it’s only one room away.Continue reading Win a Safari Bedding Set from Bloomsbury Mill
Create a Festive Centrepiece with JR Decal
Since our extension was finished last year and we now have a dining table (whoop!) I have developed a love of a seasonal centerpiece. Autumn we had a vase filled with conkers and some candles. Halloween saw the addition of pumpkins, eyeballs and bats. Now I’m starting to think about Christmas with a little help from JR Decal.Continue reading Create a Festive Centrepiece with JR Decal