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Our Cupboard to Magical Kids’ Den Transformation

Last year we embarked on a ‘quick and easy’ transformation of a walk in cupboard to a magical den for our kids. Well, predictably, it wasn’t quite as quick and easy as we imagined! In fact it took absolutely ages. I first wrote about the work in progress kids den here… roll on several months and it’s finally finished! I’m really pleased with how our magical kids’ den turned out, and so are the girls. It was worth all the hard work! Read on to find  ...

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2020 Home Improvement Plans

I am passionate about creating a calm and happy home for my family. We’ve been in our house for nearly six years now. Over that time we’ve worked so hard to transform that sad, dated sea of yellow and beige into a light, bright contemporary home. We’ve come so far, and you can see part of our house renovation journey on a guest post I wrote here for Inside Outside and Beyond. So our house is nearly finished, but we do have a few home improvement projects to tackle. About  ...

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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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