My Kitchen Renovation – Part 4 – Tiling The Walls

    As I’d had so much success tiling my kitchen’s floor, I decided to get my tiles from Tile Mountain again. They were great quality, well priced and delivery was fast and all of the tiles arrived in A1 condition. After much research and contemplation, I decided to go for their Metro White Wall Tiles on my walls. These tiles look modern, yet classic in a brick bond formation. I was sure I wanted something that looked cool and…

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My Kitchen Renovation – Part 3 – Fitting The Units

    After the floor had been tiled, the next job was to fit the units. This wasn’t a job I was particularly looking forward to as it’s quite tricky and not something you do often. Further to this, to get a really well fitting kitchen, exact precision is needed and some of the different stages are pretty stressful. The first thing to do was collect the two 3 metre lengths of worktop that I needed. Luckily, I have a…

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Unique Things to Frame In Your Home

  Way back earlier in the year, after a couple months of intensive renovations, I came home to find my house had been transformed from an empty looking to a shell, to an actual home. It was still pretty darn empty but now, with a carpet fitted, it looked like somewhere you could live. The phrase ‘blank canvas’ totally summed up my house and with big open spaces and totally white, gallery style walls the place was ready to be…

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My Kitchen Renovation – Part 2 – Tiling The Floor

  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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My Kitchen Renovation – Part One – Ripping Out The Old

  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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