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How To Repair A Rotten Window

Repairing Rotten Windows

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 ok. I’ve got this. And do know what? I have. I thought how hard can it be to repair a rotten window. And apart from taking timeย  it turns out that it’s quite simple and affordable too.

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RFW Loves Schneider Electric Switches and Sockets

RFW Loves Schneider Electric Switches and Sockets

This post is sponsored by Schneider Electric. We often forget Interior fittings like light switches and plug sockets until right at the end of a project. But these last minute purchases are often the finishing touches to a room. And should therefore be thought about from day dot of a design. Granted, choice has up until now been kind of limited. But long gone are the days where white plastic is acceptable. Today we want not only function but form too. For a happy home everywhere we look we should see our own vision of beauty. This is where Schneider Electric comes in, established over 180 years ago their aim is to bring your home back to life with a wide range of beautiful, high quality light switches and sockets and RFW loves them. In fact, with so many ranges to choose from your choices are endless . They have the perfect switch or socket to suit your style and complete your room. Continue Reading…

Interior Design

Dark Paint Dark Walls Should I go for it?

Home Inspiration With Schneider Electric

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 direct, I think, revolt against our light and minimal phase. It felt sterile, I never felt quite at home. And so this post is all about yes, you should go for it. And the reasons why painting a room dark works. Continue Reading…

Interior Design

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 a better place to be but to keep us mentally and physically active too. So be it the garden or bedroom. Kitchen or downstairs bog let’s get inspired and make some changes transforming our homes for the better? I’m teaming up with for Schneider Electric for a dose of home inspiration to introduce you to their amazingly stunning, designerย  light switches and sockets. What better way to make a small change that’s big on impact and all with the flick of a switch. Continue Reading…

Interior Design

A Garden Room Transformation

A garden room transformation by raspberry flavoured windows

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 space for chilling, watching TV, eating and socialising. Continue Reading…