After getting the kitchen back to a blank canvas, it was time to start thinking about the flooring. It’s much easier to tile the floor before you put your base units in as you’ve got a nice, big, clean space to work in and you can level out the flooring which makes putting down your units easier. I decided to opt for ceramic tiles as these have several benefits. So I bought these grey slate effect tiles from Tile…

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  When I first went to view my house, way back at the beginning of the year, I could tell even then that the kitchen was going to be the biggest job. A couple of months later, in April, I completed and got the keys to the property. On the first few trips over to the house I imagined what the kitchen would look like when finished and measured up so we could start designing the layout and thinking about…

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  When I first got into the house, removing all the wallpaper, re-plastering, skimming and producing some nice clean white walls was a huge priority. I was just planning on getting the whole building to a white, blank canvas and then going from there – covering the place in colour. Being a Primary School Teacher, I’m used to working in a brightly coloured environment. I love that it’s full of bright displays and children’s work – my classroom doesn’t have…

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  When over a month ago, I first got the keys and opened the door to my house, I was greeted by this view of a gorgeous 70s hatch, through from the lounge to the kitchen. I’m a big fan of vintage but this architectural retroness isn’t particularly to my taste. Here is what we did about it…   We started off by getting rid of that wallpaper, sorting out the walls (filling and re-plastering), renovating the coving and finally…

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  As I’ve already mentioned, I’ve recently bought my first house. I’ve done this on my own as I’ve only been seeing my girlfriend for eight months and, as lovely as she is, buying a house together this soon would be a bit crazy! Saying that, she is going to get rid of her flat and come and live with me to see how that goes. As awesome and exciting as this is, it does present a bit of a…

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  A few weeks ago, I bought my first house! Woop Woop! I didn’t want to write about it during the process, as I’m not one to ‘count my chickens’ or ‘measure up the curtains’, but now I can tell you all about my purchase and the work I’m doing on it. After what seemed like forever of saving, I was finally able to buy a house. I’ve gone down the route of buying a house solo and without any…

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