When we move into a new home, the chances are we are filled with big dreams and plans with what we want to do to the place. It’s natural to want to make the new house a home you can call your own. Somewhere that showcases the family personality. But a lot of the time these things start with the best intentions and can end up going horribly wrong.
When it comes to our home, most of us will take pride in its appearance and how it is presented. We want to show that the decoration is of designer quality, that every home improvement has been done to the highest of standards. The reality is that unless we have DIY masters within our grasps tackling some of the DIY we want to do in our home can head towards disaster.
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,
John and I are not really the best people when it comes to DIY. We don’t really know what we’re doing and I think we’re both a bit scared that we’re going to do something wrong or end up with a big hole in the wall. There are some jobs we can do ourselves though and one of the most recent has been a gallery wall in our dining room. Our tool collection is a bit of a mess and it’s really a box full of random nails, and screws etc. and we can never
I have said this many times; my house is a fixer upper. We knew this when we bought it 4 years and and we are nowhere nearly done with what needs doing. Actually, we’re probably not even 10% of the way done but we had Erin earlier than expected and work suddenly stopped. Anyway, one of my most hated rooms in the house is the living room. It’s about 25ft long with an additional bit coming off to make an L shape. When we moved in most of the house had been painted white and
You ever think that maybe you bought the wrong house? That’s me quite a lot of the time this year. When we bought our house 4 years ago we knew that it needed a lot of work doing to it, which was partly why we were able to afford to buy it. We started off really well and had some massive jobs done early on like changing the fuse board and having the electrics tested. We also completely gutted the back garden, had new fences, turf and decking. Then, we ripped out 2 bedrooms and