Planning For Home Improvements

AD | Sponsored content When you own your own home there are things that you need to think about over the years. All houses are prone to general wear and tear and there are likely to be changes you want to make the longer you live there. We have lived in our house for 5 years now and we haven’t managed to nearly anything on our (huge) list thanks to a lack of funds. However, it’s now time to make a plan of what needs doing and when and we can slowly work towards saving up for these jobs. Here’s

My Top 5 Bathroom Trends

AD | Collaborative post When we were looking at houses I dreamed of a beautiful bathroom that I could spend hours relaxing in. I had so many ideas of what I wanted but the reality is that UK bathrooms come in various shapes and sizes. I got a weirdly placed bathroom with badly built in storage and no shower because of the old boiler. As we haven’t had the spare funds to update our bathroom yet I have had plenty of time to figure out what my favourite bathroom trends are. Roll top baths For the longest time I have been a

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought A House

AD | Collaborative post Buying a house was one of the most exciting times of my adult life. A mortgage and somewhere to really call my own had been something I wanted for years so when it finally became a reality, that excitement kind of took over. Having only ever rented before this, there are lots of things that I wish I’d known before we decided on our first house! Surveys The buying process can be really confusing and stressful if it’s something you’ve never done before. We didn’t really understand the importance of having a good survey done on

Home Improvements To Consider As You Get Older

AD | Collaborative post I hate to say it but the years seem to be passing by far too fast at the minute and it seems like it was only yesterday that I was celebrating being 25. Now, I am closer to 35 and since having Erin I have really started to think about the future more. We bought this house with the intention of doing the huge list of improvements it needs and making it our forever home. We’re nowhere near being done so I think we probably will stay here unless something huge happens like us winning the

Refreshing Erin’s Bedroom With Hurn And Hurn

AD | Gifted items Before Erin was born, and definitely before she actually went into her own room, we tried to get it as ready for her as possible. We’d bought furniture like a wardrobe and IKEA storage in advance and we haven’t really done anything else with it for a long time. I think the only thing that has really changed is swapping a cot for a toddler bed and adding some woodland themed bedding. Recently, we were asked by Hurn and Hurn to pick out some items to help spruce up Erin’s room a little bit. Stylish storage

Home Improvement Plans For The Future

AD | Paid collaboration Our house is still a big work in progress and we have so much still to do. When we bought this house we did so thinking it would probably be our forever home and that we could make any changes or additions where we need to down the line. I really believe that you need to live somewhere at least for a few years before you can really know what you want to do with the space. Now that we have lived here for 5 years, and now have a child, we have a list of

How To Make The Most Of A Small Family Bathroom

AD | Paid partnership with Bathing Solutions Right now, our bathroom isn’t the most pleasant of rooms to be in. A large portion of the room is taken up by an ancient boiler which we haven’t been able to afford to replace yet. Even with that taken out of the picture, our bathroom isn’t a huge room and sometimes all 3 of us end up in there at the same time. Having the boiler upgraded to a Combi and having the whole bathroom replaced is right at the top of our list of things to do. We’ve lived here for

Keeping An Eye On Our Home With The Neos SmartCam

AD | Paid collaboration Over the past couple of months ago Erin really started to crave more independence. She wants to walk down the street and not hold hands as much. She wants to run off ahead sometimes. She also wants to play upstairs on her own. Although we have a baby monitor in her room it only covers the area where her bed is and that leaves at least half of the room in a blind spot. Baby monitors, especially ones with video capability, can be expensive and it’s not something we really need another one of considering Erin’s