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Renovation Projects

6 ways to modernise your house at a low cost

The cost to modernise your house can soon add up to more than originally expected.  Below are 6 ways that we found to saved us money when we transformed our house.  

DIY - Do it yourself where possible

There is a lot of money to be saved by doing projects yourself rather than paying for a job to be done. Don’t be afraid to give something a go as long as you know what is involved to complete the job and you’ve weighed up the risk- there is nearly always a tutorial on YouTube to watch that can talk you through what you need and how to undertake the task step by step. 

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Renovation Projects

10 things I have accomplished in Isolation

We are now on week 8 of lock down and I thought it would be a good idea to write a post of 10 projects that have kept us occupied so far during isolation as this has been the perfect opportunity to get on top of those jobs that always get postponed or to take the time to feel good and refresh. Even though me and Tom have continued to work due to both being key workers, we have still found ourselves having a lot of spare time.  This has allowed us to take a step back and appreciate the little things in life. 

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Renovation Projects

Our Kitchen from Dull to Desirable

'Happy Kitchen, Happy Home'

When we moved into our house, the kitchen was liveable but we wanted  to modernise it to our taste and change the layout. Me and Tom had always dreamed of having a social kitchen to invite family and friends around and host gatherings. When we were searching for the right property, we wanted a kitchen that had room for an island in the middle but never expected we would get this in our first home.
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Renovation Projects

Lets Talk White Paint

Lets talk white paint...

One of the most noticeable transformations that we did when getting our house was painting everything white. The walls, ceiling, skirting boards, architraves,  door frames, staircase and porch door all had a fresh coat of white paint. This totally freshened the house up and made the rooms seem a lot brighter at a small cost as we did all the painting ourselves with the help from family and friends.
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The House Buying Process

'Happiness is ... buying your first home'

The house buying process for me and Tom started with us finding the right property.  Our main priority was to buy a house in the area close to our family. We also wanted a property that needed renovating to put our own stamp on it as Tom is a joiner so is extremely handy around the house. The first step we took was contacting a mortgage advisor, who is a friend of a friend, to find out the likelihood of us being able to get a mortgage and look into the amount of money we could borrow. 
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