A ‘new’ kitchen for under £1,000 – 10 Tips

A ‘new’ kitchen for under £1,000 – 10 Tips

In both our first and second house renovations, we bought a second hand kitchen off ebay  – painted the doors and added new worktops and voila, good as new. If you are looking to do the same thing, here are some tips. 1. Ensure the kitchen doors and drawer fronts you buy are solid wood […]

How to Remove Lead Paint

How to Remove Lead Paint

It wasn’t until I actually started to try and remove the paint from the stairs that I realised it must be lead paint – it would not simply chip or scrape off, nor would it budge with liquid based paint removers. Lead was commonly added to paint pre 1960’s/1970’s, therefore if you are renovating an […]

Replastering our house

Replastering our house

When we bought our house we knew it would need to be replastered. Surely enough, after stripping back the layers of stubbon old wallpaper we were left with a lot of crumbly old lime plaster that simply could not be patched. Here I will outline the steps we took to obtain a beautifully smooth newly […]