January 24, 2018
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What I learnt during my first year as a homeowner

I learnt some important lessons in home maintenance and property renovation during the first year of owning my own home so read on to find out what went well, and what went wrong!

January 18, 2018
by Cassiefairy
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5 Little-known disadvantages of renting your home

Today, an increasing number of families rent their homes from private landlords or agencies, by choice, or because they are unable to save up the deposit for a mortgage. I rented for my whole adult life until a year ago … Continue reading

January 16, 2018
by Cassiefairy
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An update on my Kitchen makeover

I’m about to start work on my DIY kitchen makeover. I say ‘makeover’ rather than ‘fitting’ because we’re keeping the kitchen units in place and are planning to give the whole room a facelift with a new worktop, some window … Continue reading

January 8, 2018
by Cassiefairy
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DIY improvements to make my home cosier this winter

You never really know everything about your home until you’ve lived in it through the winter, do you? No matter how cosy a house can seem in the autumn, or how light and airy it can appear in the spring, … Continue reading

December 12, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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New year, new kitchen – my plans for a thrifty renovation

Oooh it’s the 12th December already! Who else thinks that December is the fastest month of the year? Blink and you miss it. I’ve barely got any decorations up yet! That said, I’m already planning ahead to my new year, … Continue reading

November 20, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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DIY furniture makeover: How to give vintage kitchen chairs a new lease of life

Since moving into my home and starting to renovate room-by-room, I’ve realise just how expensive furniture can be. I’ve been especially surprised by the cost of chairs and have therefore only had an ancient folding chair (that was my desk … Continue reading

November 2, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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Nominations open for Tile Trader’s “Tiling for a Good Cause” campaign – and I’m a judge!!

I thought I’d share with you the amazing news that I’ve been invited to be a judge for the “Tiling for a Good Cause” charitable initiative. I’m so excited! After winning the award for Best Homes & Interiors Blogger earlier … Continue reading

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