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Keep In The Heat with a Cosy Velvet Door Curtain

Is your home cosy in winter, or do you have a few draughts to contend with? Our house was built in the late 70s, so it’s fairly warm. But there are a few cold spots, including our front door. We got quotes for a new more energy efficient front door, but they were so much money. I painted the old uPVC front door pink over the summer, and whilst it looks 100% better, that didn’t help it keep the cold out any better! So I’ve rigged up a cosy velvet curtain to try and keep the  ...

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Making A Kid’s Den in the Cupboard Above Our Stairs

Our house is always evolving, and I don’t think it will ever actually be finished! We have begun a little new project, requested by our children, and as with everything house-related, it has escalated. We are making the girls a den in the cupboard above our stairs. I’m hoping to only use materials we already have in the house, to make it zero-cost and zero-waste. Here is the progress so far…

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How To Paint a uPVC Front Door: Everything You Need To Know

When you bought your house, did it come with a beautiful front door, or are you making do with the uPVC plastic door you inherited? We are firmly in the second category, and I’ve never liked our dated, yellowing old plastic front door. We’ve had a few (eye-wateringly expensive) quotes for a new composite door over the years. But since our door works fine, it’s hard to justify replacing it. So I set about finding out how to paint a uPVC front door. Several people have been  ...

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Create The Look of Shutters with Wooden Blinds with Tapes

I *think* our lounge may finally be finished! Our living room has been through quite a few iterations since we moved in five and a half years ago, and thanks to a collaboration with online blind experts Make My Blinds, it’s all come together. Read on to find out how our beautifully simple wooden blinds with tapes create the look of shutters.

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