How to keep the period features in your renovation project

When you’re renovating a period property, the costs can soon add up as you strive to maintain the original features. But there are ways that you can achieve a period feel without adding expensive originals – here’s how…

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Low-cost ways to add period features back into your home

I love a house with period features. Picture rails, sash windows, working fireplaces and coving; I just can’t get enough of those decorative touches that make a house look a little special. Sadly, many of the homes I viewed while house-hunting have had these period features removed over the years when they were ‘modernised’. It […]

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Stay warm this winter – 5 tips to make your home cosy & lower your heating costs

Brr, it’s cold out there this morning! I’ve already loaded up the fireplace with coal and eaten a bowl of porridge to warm myself up. And we’reΒ not evenΒ in winter yet! Ooh, it’s making me shiver just thinking about the chilly days to come.Β If you’re looking for ways to save money around your house, and keep […]

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Christmas DIY ~ Snowy Mantlepiece Garland

When my hamper of festive craft goodies from Country Baskets arrived last week for the Festive Face-Off craft challenge, I was completely stumped as to what I should make to decorate my home for Christmas. I had all kinds of ideas in my head for festive decorations but I had no clue what my mystery […]

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Dream a little dream… Light my fire

Please cast your mind back to just before Christmas when I was telling you all about my bedroom makeover and it was going surprisingly well. Then Christmas hit and it kind of grinded to a halt – although I didΒ put up ‘themed’ decorations in the bedroom during the festive period (below)! So now that we’re […]

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