Painting for beginners – by a beginner.

When it’s time to start painting a house you’ve just ripped apart and put back together, it really feels like you’re on the home straight – want the bad news? It takes a long time and a lot of concentration to get it right. The good news – it completely changes the feel of the…… Continue reading Painting for beginners – by a beginner.

A bedroom fit to sleep in…

We’ve already had the keys to the house for four months, who knew doing all the work would take up SO MUCH time (!!!). First room to be completed was the bedroom, which came complete with wonky wall lights, no ceiling light and polystyrene ceiling. The wallpaper had obviously been on for a very long…… Continue reading A bedroom fit to sleep in…

New Home – Week one

After waiting months to get the keys to our first house we were keen to get in ASAP to start the renovations straight away, and what a difference a week makes. In order to get the house ready for plasterers and electricians, the first job this week was getting the wallpaper off the walls, and…… Continue reading New Home – Week one

Completion Day, officially adults.

We did it! We got a house! After four months of viewing houses, eight months of estate agents, four months of chasing solicitors, three months of living with parents, and a huge amount of fees, we made it. We picked up the keys to our first house yesterday evening, and now the fun begins. Completion day is…… Continue reading Completion Day, officially adults.

Buying a House – The Exchange.

If i’d have known the grief around the exchange of contracts before starting the house buying process, i’d be wondering how we’d ever get this far. But we did it, we exchanged contracts on our house this week – finally. Nothing can describe the sheer feeling of dread when transferring your whole deposit via one…… Continue reading Buying a House – The Exchange.

How to get a mortgage…

When we started talking about buying a house, everyone told us that getting a mortgage would be the really difficult, painful bit. But in our experience that wasn’t true. Whether you’re looking on your own, or seeking guidance from a mortgage  advisor, there are plenty of places online to seek out the right mortgage for…… Continue reading How to get a mortgage…