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ufurnish A Totally New Way To Shop

This post is sponsored by ufurnish. What if I told you there was a new way to shop for furniture? No really. A totally unique way that allows you to find and compare all that is home decor. All in one place. And from over 100 retailers, big and small. From High Street giants to smaller independents like John Lewis, Dunelm and Grace & Grey all in one place for the first time. In a recent survey 74% of people taking part said they find furniture shopping frustrating. Trawling the internet to find the best buy for your bucks is ...
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Make Supermarket Basil Last Longer

How To Make Supermarket Basil Last Longer

Contains Gifted Item. Now anybody that knows me will almost certainly know that I am a self confessed serial plant killer. I try so hard to keep them alive. I have no idea how I manage it but ultimately on the whole they die. Usually within a couple of weeks. You may also know/not know my love of all things Italian. The country, the language, the effortless style of the population and OMG, the food. From pizza to pasta, risotto and everything in between. I would quite happily only eat Italian food for the rest of my life. So you ...
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Kerb Appeal - 10 Ways to Improve the Appearance of Your Home

Kerb Appeal – 10 Ways to Improve the Appearance of Your Home

Kerb Appeal - 10 Ways to Improve the Appearance of Your Home. The common saying, 'Don't judge a book by it's cover' cannot be said of our homes. The one thing we definitely do when house hunting is make a decision almost instantly based on the outside of a property. How a house looks from the outside not only tends to let us know how well looked after it is but it also gives clues to the inside and its treasures. Kerb appeal coined by many an estate agent over the years isn't something mythical or unobtainable. If you follow ...
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HOW TO POT A FAUX TREE

How To Pot A Faux Tree

Post contains gifted items. As part of 'Operation Improve The Kerb Appeal', and my recent front door makeover I knew that I needed greenery as the final finishing flourish. Greenery softens the edges of a front door making it so much more inviting doesn't it. My dilemma though was do I go real, or do I go faux?  Anyone that knows me well knows I'm rubbish with anything green. The thought of going down the alive route scares the pants off me!  So you can only imagine my relief at no longer having to procrastinate when Blooming Artificial came to ...
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Restore Block Pavers

Restoring A Block Paved Driveway

Part of my 2020 wishlist is to improve the kerb appeal of my home. It looks dated. So after spending time repointing all our old Devon stone walls. Which by the way has taken nearly two years to complete factoring in the weather! I am now turning my attention to the front of the house with the aim of improving my homes kerb appeal. To be honest it needs it too. I've left all those little tasks far too long. Having painted the front door I'm onto cleaning our driveway. At 23 years old it's lost its colour. And has ...
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How To Paint A front Door in the Right Order

How to Paint a Panelled Front Door For A Perfect Finish

Post contains gifted items. Built in 1894 our home needs some outdoor attention every five years or so. Last summer though it quickly became apparent that after living here nearly 23 years some big DIY's need adding to the ever growing to do list. The front bay windows are looking sad and the paint has bubbled in places, the roof above them is leaking into the dining room, the Devon stone boundary wall (I made a start on repointing this last year) is falling down in places  and the front door is cracked and looking rather less than glamorous. So ...
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Repairing Rotten Windows

How To Repair A Rotten Window

As part of operation improve the kerb appeal of my home, I thought let's strip the paint off the window sill, because that's a good idea! Why of why did I say that?? It turns out that in places the only thing keeping my rotted windows held together is in fact the paint! Removing over 120 years of built up paint was the least of my worries. Beneath what looks like in tact paint was rot! And lots of it too. So after my initial WTF expletives of which there were many. I dug deep telling myself that this is ...
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Home Inspiration With Schneider Electric

Dark Paint Dark Walls Should I go for it?

My home has been many colours over the years. We've been light and minimal (hated that and blame the husband). We've also been Laura Ashley circa 1990's (better but still not me). And dark but colourful, thinks reds, greens and navys. But that's the great thing about decorating our homes. It's an extension of our personalities. And whilst some aspects of our personalities remain constant others ebb and flow. And one of those that changes is our taste in clothing, colours and decor. For me the question of dark paint dark walls should I go for it? Came as a ...
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Home Inspiration With Schneider Electric

Home Inspiration With Schneider Electric

This post is sponsored by Schneider Electric. Well April is upon us and with it comes the season of DIY. As the warmer weather approaches we do need a bit of sunshine right now, our nation of DIYers traditionally make a start on home improvements from the Easter Bank Holiday onwards. So with a nod to being sensible, because we don't want to add extra workload onto the our doctors and nurses let's use our extra time at home for the better. Let's make those small changes. Or make plans for the bigger ones. Not only to make our homes ...
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A garden room transformation by raspberry flavoured windows

A Garden Room Transformation

One thing I love about my job as an E Interior Designer is not only creating a design but getting to see 'the After' pictures too. When an email pings into my inbox and I know it has pictures attached it's like all my Christmases have arrived at once. This was certainly the case with a recent garden room transformation. Now when it comes to gardens and green things I am not normally one to go for when it comes to design. But this is quite different, it's the most amazing space built at the end of a garden. A ...
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