I have said many times that buying an old house that needed fixing up may not have been my best idea ever. However, it got us on the property ladder and we have now lived here for 4 and a half years! However, the house was built in 1900 and in winter it can get really cold, especially if there are strong winds outside. We’re slowly working on making our house warmer each year so today I’m sharing some ways to keep your home warmer this winter: Close your curtains Even though we have double glazed windows they are quite old
Summer feels like a distant memory already, doesn’t it? With the weather seemingly changing over night and the nights drawing in, some of us are even contemplating turning on the heating already! But making the transition to Autumn is much more than new school uniforms and digging out your trusty old coat. Getting your home ready for the colder months will mean that when bad weather does hit, you’ll be ready for everything it can throw at you. Unsure of where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve put together this handy guide of getting your home ready for Autumn in 4
One room in our house that needs a lot of attention is the bathroom. We knew this when we bought the house 4 years ago but we just haven’t gotten round to doing anything about it. Our needs have definitely changed in those 4 years though and I’m actually glad we haven’t touched it yet. With that in mind, here are some ways to make your bathroom work for a whole family: An Up To Date Boiler Our boiler is a beast. It’s one of those old, massively heavy things that takes up a lot of space. It costs a
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 really find what we need.
At the moment we have a 2 vacuum cleaners and we keep 1 downstairs and 1 upstairs. Our upstairs vacuum cleaner is a bagged model and it’s really heavy and bulky so I’ve been looking to replace it for some time now. AO.com recently sent us the Hoover Freejet FE18AG Cordless Vacuum Cleaner. When this was delivered I was really surprised at how light and small the box was. Every other vacuum cleaner I have ever had has come in a really bulky and heavy box but not this one. As I unpacked the box I was even more shocked. There
Sometimes it feels like I am forever walking around and cleaning up crumbs as Erin drops them. Some days it’s a bit of a pain getting the big vacuum cleaner out just to clean up a couple of crisp crumbs or a tiny mess in the middle of the rug. We were recently sent the Hoover Clik SC96DWR4 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner to help us out and here’s how we’ve been getting on with it. The Hoover Clik Handheld Vacuum Cleaner needs charging before you can use it but this is generally the case with any kind of cordless product. However, this one
Our spare bedroom has been occupied for the best part of 8 months. However, my sister and her fiancé moved into their own house in July which means we have our room back and it’s time to start thinking about making a few changes. Although I use the room for photography and storage it also has to work as a place for family and friends to sleep when they come to visit. That got me thinking about what would make the best guest bedroom and here are a few ideas: Peaceful colours While I am all for having colour downstairs
There are many things I dislike about our house at the moment but one of the biggest things is our kitchen. We have a galley kitchen which means it’s really small and narrow and there isn’t a whole lot of storage space. This means that we have to be clever with the things we buy, making sure we have enough space to store them. We were recently introduced to the Prestige Kitchen Hacks range and there are some fantastic products to help with space issues in the kitchen. We have very limited counter space and numerous containers for things like utensils or