So how do you pick a kitchen?

Well, let me tell you my friends! I’m definitely no expert but I can give you some tips that we followed and I’m a little bit in love with ours. What do you want your room to be? First off, you need to decide on your layout. Is it a kitchen diner? Is it just […]

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The story of our build disaster

Soooooooooooo, we had a right shitter during our build. As I said in my last post, we found it hard to get detailed quotes. We asked a huge number of builders to come and see the place and got quotes from around eight but getting detail was really tricky. The ranges of quotes were from […]

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So how the hell do you find a builder?!

Well, to be totally honest I’m not sure I should be advising you (though you can learn from our mistakes) but in the spirit of openness I’ll also tell you what happened to us – have a look at my next post). I’m not sure whether it is harder to find a builder in London, […]

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So you’ve decided to build…

First of all, congratulations!!!! It’s going to be an amazing experience and you will genuinely learn so much!!! I’m sure you’re feeling excited but also fairly overwhelmed (I know that I was), you’re about to be faced with hundreds of decisions and not knowing whether you’re making the right one can be stressful but remember […]

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To renovate or not, that is the question………….

To be honest, it was never really a question for us, my parents have been doing up our houses since I can remember, we’ve always lived in period properties that they have pulled apart and between them can basically build anything so when we decided to sell our new build flat in Hackney and find a […]

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The Journey Begins

I’ll be sharing thoughts, tips and advice as well as updates on our journey of renovating our Victorian terraced house in London. Thanks for joining me! It will all be worth it in the end they said………………

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