Hello! It's a really exciting week over here right now. We're moving towards getting water tight on the extension and being able to knock through the kitchen and dining room. To prepare for knocking through we had to rip out our old kitchen over the weekend. It is an understatement to say that I was … Continue reading Our temporary kitchen makeover
As of the middle of June we have officially started our building work! I have another post going through our plans but have put the original floor plan and our new floor plan above as a reminder. Basically, squaring off the back of our utility, extending out by 1.35m across the full width of the … Continue reading How to plan for a house extension
Something that we get messages about almost daily are the dimensions of our bathroom. A typical bathroom in a 1930’s semi would often have started out as a small-ish washroom with a separate toilet. Many have since been knocked through to fit a modern bathroom. They’re often on the smaller side and very square, making … Continue reading Fitting a four piece suite in a typical 1930’s bathroom
I know, I know. If you follow along on Instagram you'll be sick of me banging on about the extension. The problem is, we've been planning this room for years. Seriously, years. It's the most exciting project that we've ever done together and to be honest it's all we talk about. If it isn't for … Continue reading Extension floor plans
I regularly get messages on Instagram from first time buyers considering taking on a doerupper, wondering how much will a renovation project cost them. I get it. After saving up for your deposit it's hard to then imagine forking out thousands on a renovation. It's even harder when you have no clue what big jobs … Continue reading How much does a renovation cost?
Taking on a renovation can be really daunting, especially as a first time buyer. Big jobs like a rewire or replastering quickly drain the budget, and you can sometimes find yourself with little leftover for the nice bits. We've found a few budget saving tips helpful over the past year and thought I'd pull them … Continue reading 10 ways to save money on a big renovation
So, lots of people have asked for a step-by-step of how we built the alcove storage in our living room. We had been quoted approximately £800 to build these so we decided to give it a go ourselves. We’re not experts/professionals so please take this guide with a pinch of salt but here is how … Continue reading DIY Alcove Storage
New Years Eve, 2018. Myself and Jack were out day drinking in Norwich. At the time we were renting a two bedroom flat in Jesmond (just outside of Newcastle City Centre). We were paying a sizeable amount of our salaries in rent and bills each month and the flat was actually fairly run down. So, … Continue reading Why we decided to move to the coast