Search

Home & DIY

If you need inspiration for your making your house a home, but have a budget to stick to, you’ve come to the right place.

I too want to be as frugal as possible with the money I invest in my home. I’ve remodelled my own fixer-upper and have shared all the dos and don’ts along the way

Browse through my DIY posts and upcyling projects room-by-room to get advice on renovating your home, inspiration for revamping furniture, and discover thrifty ways to decorate on a budget…

RECENT POSTS

Garden

Sizzling success: what makes the perfect BBQ area

As the sun shines brightly in the British sky, our thoughts turn to the great outdoors and the quintessential summer gathering: the BBQ. But what makes a BBQ area truly special? Here are some ideas for your turning your garden into a barbeque haven…

Bedroom

4 Sleep tactics to minimise disturbances and help you snooze more soundly

Sleep is something we all need but that some of us find difficult to achieve. Aside from lifestyle elements that might keep you awake – children, work patterns, caffeine – there are other important factors that can have an impact on your ability to sleep soundly. Here are some tactics to tackle those disturbances…

Bathroom

Plumbing bills draining you? Proven ways to save big on fixes

If you cringe every time a plumber’s van pulls up, this blog post is for you because saving money on plumbing doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. Let’s dive into practical tips, smart DIY moves, and strategies for finding the right plumber – all designed to keep more cash in your pocket…

DIY

3 Practical tips to become a DIY expert

If you to want to try out some DIY projects but sometimes feel like you don’t have the skills for it, that’s completely natural. But if I can do it, anyone can! Here’s how you can become a DIY expert and get those projects done yourself…

Bedroom

5 Ways to make the most of a small bedroom

If you have a small bedroom and feel like you need more space, here are five ways that you can easily and cheaply make the most of the room you have so that it feels more spacious…

Bedroom

4 Easy low-cost & FREE ways to refresh your bedroom for spring

Over the winter we often like to keep our bedrooms warm and cosy, with thick duvets and blankets, but there are so many benefits to refreshing your rooms for spring, including better sleep and a healthier space. These free or low-cost ideas will help you to achieve that crisp, fresh feeling…

HOME DIY

5 Ways to elevate your home without spending a penny

We all want our homes to look and feel like a space we can be proud of. However, to really achieve this, we need to spend money. But what happens when you can’t afford to dip into your savings right now? Here are some each home hacks to elevate your space…

Home buying

Buying a house? Learn how to avoid a money pit!

When you’re searching for a new home and are putting your hard-earned savings into the property, how can you be sure it’s a good investment? Here are some ways to avoid buying a money pit…

Bedroom

How to DIY a matching pair of bedside tables from an old chest of drawers

When I needed a pair of bedside tables but couldn’t find the mid-century modern style I wanted in the shops, I decided to make some myself. A small chest of drawers and some mid-century style screw-in legs from an old planter were all the materials I needed to create my minimalist beside units.

HOME DIY

How to save a significant sum when building a home extension

Expanding your home can cost you a hefty slice of your savings, for sure. But does building a home extension always have to be a pricey endeavour? Well, it’s never exactly going to be cheap, but there are some thrifty tips you can put into action, to save a significant sum nonetheless…

DIY

Three types of home improvements that’ll add extra space

If you’re considering moving house this year, perhaps there’s another option? If you’re solely planning to move in order to gain more space, perhaps one of home improvement projects will help you to improve your square-footage AND add value to your property…

Home tours

Home tour: Party-ready interior with pops of neon

This gorgeous apartment is just made for parties, which makes it the ideal home tour to share before new year! Be inspired by the dark decor, jungle-like environment and glowing neon lights…

DIY

Easy DIY project: Light-up Hollywood dressing room mirror

When I found this wide-framed dressing table mirror at a car boot sale for only a couple of pounds, I knew that it was the ideal size to create a light-up Hollywood mirror using solar-powered fairy lights. Here’s how you can create this glamorous look yourself:

DIY

DIY Project: Christmas tree wall shelves for festive treats

If you find it difficult to fit a Christmas tree into your home, here’s a handy solution: build these DIY shelves in the shape of a Christmas tree! It’s ideal for the festive season and beyond. Check out the easy step-by-step to make a unit like this for yourself…

GDPR Cookie Consent with Real Cookie Banner