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Kitchen Redesign – House and Home Series – Part 2

Continuing the House and Home Series, we’re concentrating on our kitchen redesign at the moment.

Although we had a decent sized kitchen in our last apartment, it opened onto the lounge, so didn’t feel like its own space. It was also purpose built for the apartments and didn’t really have any character. So when we bought this house, we were very excited about having a separate kitchen and although not huge, it’s a great size for a house of this type and plenty of room to do what we want. As we have a separate dining room, we also don’t have to worry about fitting a table in the kitchen itself. Continue reading

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How to get Home Inspiration – House and Home Series – Part 1

Those of you that read my blog regularly will know that we’ve recently moved into a new home – our first proper house! I’m therefore full to the brim with ideas and inspiration of all the things that I want to do to make it perfect and special and wow.

So I’m going to introduce a series of blog posts called House and Home, focussing on our plans and development of our new home over the coming months. There will be before and after shots, design inspirations and general thoughts and tips on how to get through it all. After all, it’s quite a daunting prospect and unless you have bottomless pockets, you want to get it right! For most of us, our house is the biggest purchase and investment of our lives, so we have to ensure the right amount of planning goes into our projects.

So welcome to my House and Home series – Part 1…Continue reading

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Moving house

So possibly one of the most stressful experiences of my life, was moving house 10 days before Christmas! I do not recommend it, unless you have somewhere else to live or someone to stay with, as the pressure of Christmas (and also the whole world shutting-up shop) means it’s pretty tough.

Our first home together was an apartment in a gated development in Salford Quays, Manchester. We were so excited when we picked-up the keys to this place and felt so utterly grown-up and responsible. It was a fantastic location, with a tram-stop downstairs and just 5-minutes into the city centre. We loved it and the apartment served us well. It was 2-bed and 2-bathroom and felt very luxurious with our main bedroom having an en-suite. The Kitchen joined into the open-plan lounge and we even had a juliette balcony with views over Salford Quays and Old Trafford in the distance. Continue reading