Buying my own house was just step one. What I’ve been aiming to do over the past months is add my own style to make it really feel like My Home. Most people tell me that I have quite a quirky taste; I guess it’s true as I’ve never been to a house that has a similar design to mine. I don’t know whether that’s good or bad? However, I’m so proud of the cool additions I have…

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  When decorating, I’m not one for sticking to a particular style, I’d rather just do my own thing. I think when you decorate purely in one theme, your rooms end up looking void of personality, in my opinion it’s better to just do whatever you want, exactly how you want it. No one else is living in your house, it’s yours; there’s no point decorating your home like a photograph in a magazine!   I love vintage everything; most…

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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 you have probably guessed, I have recently bought a house and have been adding my own style to make it interesting, homely and fun. Once I got the place carpeted, one of the first “rooms” I decorated was the porch. I understand it’s only a porch, but I feel it’s the first thing visitors will see, therefore I want to make a good impression. So by adding simple yet unique items in this small room, I have been…

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  Since moving in the house, I’ve collected some amazing kitchen gadgets which my girlfriend and I use every single day. We agree that each one is unique in design- a must have in every kitchen. Here are our 5 of our favourites: 1. OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Rotating Utensil Holder What a great product! This Rotating Utensil Holder by OXO has a large diameter (5.5″) so it can fit all of our utensils inside with ease-I think we…

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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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  Here it is, the long awaited part 2, BOOM:   Juke Box – The man cave needs tunes, the retro jukebox is the only worthy provider of said tuneage. Grandfather clock – It’s easy to get carried away in the man cave, you need to keep track of time and what better way than with a beautiful antique grandfather clock. One of those Televisions that rise up from a nice piece of furniture. Like a bond villain’s secret lair.…

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  Every single day, literally no people say to me; “Mike, what would be in your ultimate Man Cave?” Well i’m getting pretty sick and tired of this constant request, so I thought I’d best do a series of posts spilling the beans. So here you go, BOOM: All Man Caves must contain a Chesterfield. Easily the most manly sofa and superior to all other ways of sitting down. Putting it simply, its the Magnum P.I. of furniture. Bankers Lamp…

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