12 Tips On How To Design A Small Bathroom

We all know what we want out of a bathroom, but is it big enough for all your needs? Most bathrooms in modern houses are fairly small, to keep the other rooms as big as possible. As you know from my renovation series that my mum has designed and is having a new bathroom installed as we speak. She is lucky that her bathroom is a good size due, to it being in the extension part of the cottage. To help you achieve your dream bathroom here are some tips on how to design a small bathroom while keeping it stylish and up to date.

designing a small bathroom - shower

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Top Trends in Kitchen Design 2019

We are approaching the end of the year now, so time to look forward to the predicted trends in kitchen design 2019. To be honest I love looking at interior design trends that are coming up, but I want to look at kitchens in particular as that is mum’s next project for the renovation of her miner’s cottage.

Top Trends in Kitchen Design 2019

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Autumn Winter Home and Living Trends 2018

With Autumn arriving I like to do a sort of Spring clean and refresh the home ready for the Winter months. By doing this it makes the home more cosy and snuggly ready for the colder months. It’s also a fantastic time now that Summer has been and gone to research and update the decor and soft furnishings. I love to browse online for home interior trends for ideas.  So while I have been doing my research I’d thought I would share with you what I’ve found for the Autumn Winter home living trends 2018.

Autumn/Winter Key Home Decor Trends 2018

  • Woodland

This has to be my favourite trend I’ve found so far. I think of Autumn as wandering through the woods seeing all the marvellous colours and textures around me. All the browns, oranges, russet, plum and damson colours. These are in fact the key colours this Autumn.

 Autumn as wandering through the woods seeing all the marvellous colours and textures around me. All the browns, oranges, russet, plum and damson colours. These are in fact the key colours this Autumn. Texture wise it's all about dried flower arrangements, woods, woollen chunky knits from giant knitting, and rustic country linens. The theme can be shown to be sort of like hibernating, the feeling of contentment and hygge - creating a happy home. Hygge style.

Texture wise it’s all about dried flower arrangements, woods, woollen chunky knits from giant knitting, and rustic country linens. The theme can be shown to be sort of like hibernating, the feeling of contentment and hygge – creating a happy home. Hygge style.

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Why You Should Consider An Antique Engagement Ring

Every young man hopes to meet that special girl and when it happens and you have decided to pop the magic question, your choice of ring is critical. If you are going to be traditional and suddenly drop down on one knee and give a well-rehearsed delivery of your proposal, surprising her, then you are stepping into unknown territory. We are seeing a trend to move away from traditional practices, with many young couples jointly choosing the engagement and wedding rings, yet for those who are not consulting with their partner, here are a few good reasons why going down the antique road makes sense.

Why You Should Consider An Antique Engagement Ring

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Using a Zip and Link Bed to Change a Guest Room To Suit Your Needs

I love to be super organised, and I know Christmas is still months away, but with family coming to ours, we need to think about space. Having a guest bedroom that can be quick and easy to change around is very useful. Now until I discovered a Zip and Link bed it was a matter of the blow up mattress out and the spare duvet for the floor for the child, and the bed for the adult.

What are the Main Benefits of a Zip and Link Bed? Hotel room tips and tricks, guest bedroom ideas, how to change a guest bedroom around

If the idea of the Zip and Link bed has you intrigued, read on to find out more.

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A Miner’s Cottage Renovation Project Part 1

It’s coming up for 4 months since my dad passed away. He and my mum had lots of plans on decorating and revamping their old miner’s cottage, that was built in the 1800’s. Sadly he will never get to see the work done on it., but my older sister and I are going to help mum to carry on with the work that needs doing. Dad would have wanted it finished and it will be a nice change for mum.

A Miner's Cottage Renovation Project

The thing about miners cottages is that they are not the biggest of houses. Back in the day when the tin mines were working in the area my parents live in, many men, women and children all lived together under the same roof. When Mr B visits he has to duck his head otherwise he will hit the beams in the ceiling. So you have to look outside the box as to where you can save space. One of the ways to save space is to have bespoke stairs fitted from a staircase manufacturers. Dad was always going on about having a spiral staircase put in he always liked the look of those.

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