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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Making Your House Look Glamorous For Summer

Everybody gets excited when summer approaches. The sun shines down, there’s the occasional day on which it’s warm enough for a barbeque or a garden party, and everyone just seems happier and more relaxed. Of course, the sun might not shine too favorably on your house if it’s in bad shape. Many people focus on spring cleaning, but you might need to go one step further than this to get your home prepared for summer. If you’re going to have guests over and spend lots of days in the garden then you need to make sure that your household looks summer-esque. Here’s how to make your home look glamorous during the sunny season.

Making Your House Look Glamorous For Summer

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How to Design a Toddlers Bedroom

How hard is it to design a toddlers bedroom?

In our old house we decorated the nursery before baby girl arrived. When we moved into our new house we didn’t think much about her bedroom to begin with as we had the whole house to sort out. Plus she spends more time in our bed in our room than her own.

Now that baby dottie is here we are thinking about designing our second largest bedroom for them to share. I grew up sharing a bedroom with my sister and loved all the fun times we had together. I would love my girls to have the same experience we did.

How to Design a Toddlers Bedroom

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The Pros and Cons of Open-Plan Living

Open-plan living is the perfect way to combine a kitchen, with other rooms and the garden to create one large multi-functional and light-filled space. Lately open-plan living has become a popular option when redesigning and configuring a new kitchen design. There are a great number of advantages, including increasing the value to your home.

The pros and cons of open plan living

Did you know that research conducted by the National Association of Estate Agents revealed that opening up space, and kitchen renovations are within the top four home improvements that will increase value to a property?

In last year’s UK Houzz Report, which is based on survey results from the Houzz community, 54% of homeowners were making their kitchens more open to other rooms, with 35% knocking down walls and opening up space completely.

In a recent Houzz poll, which asked, “Yay or Nay to Open-plan Kitchens?”, the result was overwhelmingly in favour of the idea, with 840 voting “yay” to 230 voting “nay”.

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A Complete Guide to Matching Rugs with Floors

Rugs are a great option for any room. Not only do they help to protect your floor, they offer another way to create a stylish space, helping to improve the décor and make a room that bit nicer. However, it’s important to find a rug that matches the floor type!

Not doing so runs the risk of choosing a rug that really doesn’t add anything to the room, so you always want to find the right match between floors and rugs. It’s easy enough to do, providing you know what to look for to ensure they match!

The first thing to think about is the texture and style of both the rug and floor, as not every style and texture works well with every type of flooring. Then, you need to consider if the colour and the patterns match those of the floor, especially in non-carpeted floors.

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Should You Bring More of the Outdoors Inside?

If your home is feeling a little bland and drab, it’s up to you to make big changes. The best way to combat that issue is to bring the outdoors inside your home. It will give your home a more natural and airy kind of feeling, and you won’t be stuck in that drab rut that you previously were stuck in. There’s something refreshing about having a more natural feel to your home, so explore the options if you never have before. Read on to get some ideas you could use.

Should You Bring More of the Outdoors Inside

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Use Flooring That’s Completely Natural

There are lots of flooring options that contain no unnatural materials, and these are the options you should be looking at if you want to make your home more natural and green. It’s better for the environment if you choose this option, and it will benefit your home too. There’s something about natural flooring, whether it’s hardwood or bamboo, that makes it really appealing.

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