If you were to walk into your living room, kitchen, dining room and bedroom, you would probably get a warm, fuzzy feeling you know that homely feeling where you can sit down and relax and know you have given your all to making the rooms feel and look the way you want.

You have probably spent ages deciding on the right kitchen, the right sofa or the write table and chairs.  When it comes to bathrooms our inspiration often runs out at this point.  I know that is what happened to me recently.

After spending so much time choosing a kitchen and getting walls knocked down I couldn’t face the bathroom.  That is until now!  I’ve decided to take head on and get our bathroom completed.

The main problem we have is space.  Our bathroom is relatively small so I need the fixtures and fittings to fit within that space and to have storage.  I’m so fed up with wasted space in the bathroom.



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I want to share with you some tips on how to transform your bathroom and add some storage space as well as the right fixtures and fittings.



Do Away With The Conventional Bath

There is no rule saying you need to stick to the same old same old.  I recently came across some fantastic roll top baths at fantastic prices at Victoria Plum.  I am so wanting to have a bath that I can be proud off, that I can sit and soak in for hours after a hard day at work.  I know we have limited space but I was hoping to put a free standing bath in and utilize the area around it more effectively.


Storage Solutions

You’ll be gobsmacked by how much you can stuff under a sink!  I am so wanting to get a vanity unit.  They are so practical, otherwise the space under the sink would be useless.  I can remember they used to do those awful rails under sinks but now, just look how gorgeous vanity units are.


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Add a splash of colour

There are certain things that every bathroom needs to have – bath, towel rails, faucets and tiles – but these things don’t need to be boring. Add a splash of colour to your bathroom with a selection of colourful tiles.  You can put them on the walls, on the floor or both.  I’ve come across some lovely vintage looking tiles recently that will really make our bathroom unique.  


Candles and greenery are essential

If there is one thing every bathroom needs it is candles and some greenery.  No matter what your favourite candle is make sure you position some in the bathroom.  Ferns are also great for your bathroom as they like humid conditions.  In fact when I get fed up with the bathroom I often add some plants and some new towels to give it a fresh feel.

I do hope you have found these tips helpful to add a touch of character to your bathroom.  I really can’t wait to get stuck in.  The bathroom is just as important as the kitchen.  For right now but also if you every decide to move home.



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When the weather starts to get warmer, we all think about dusting the cobwebs off of our homes and getting them ready to enjoy summer. Even if you’ve completed your spring clean and you feel ready for heaps of summer fun, you might be interested in sprucing up your home for summer. But, if you’re put off by what you’re assuming it could all cost, fear not, these summer home updates are absolutely affordable.


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You might be thinking about Cashfloat loans or cutting back on your spending in order to enjoy a fun and action-packed summer, but that’s not your only option. You can make a difference to your home in time for the warm weather in very affordable ways. Whether you want to focus on getting your outdoor space up to scratch or giving your interior a lighter look, here are a few budget-friendly options to consider.


Clean Decking


If you have an outdoor decking area, one of the first things you can do to totally transform the look of your home is to work on cleaning it up. Whether it just needs a good scrub or even a jetwash, you could make a world of difference to the look of your outside space by getting this done. Then, you might also think about giving it a lick of paint to spruce it up on even change the colour. Either way, caring your decking could really change the look of your garden.


An Ice Cream Maker


Less of a sprucing option but an update to your kitchen, all the same, could be the addition of an ice cream maker. If you’re always looking for new things to do with your kids and your entire family loves ice cream, it could be a fun purchase for you all to enjoy. Whether you experiment with new flavours or create options for all of your summer events, an ice cream maker could save you on buying a ton of ice cream and fill your days with fun this summer.


A Dedicated Playroom


If you don’t already have a dedicated room for your kids, now could be the time to think about making one. With the summer holidays in mind, a playroom could be the perfect room for your little ones to play in. Whether it’s a room to house all of their toys and games, or a room for chilling out for your older kids, it could save you a lot of mess around the house and provide them with a place to play.


Brighter Accents


Interior design wise, you might be looking for ways to brighten up your living space. Your decor in your living room, kitchen, bathroom or other communal spaces can easily be updated ready for summer by changing a few of your accent colours. Orange, yellow, and green are just some of the colours that can add a summer vibe to your home. You might even find that using fresh flowers to jazz up your interiors works a treat too.


Outdoor Dining


When it comes to summer, we all love to eat outside. There’s just something about getting the barbecue going and enjoy everything from salads to hearty pasta dishes out in the garden. If you’ve not got your dining room ready, you’re going to want to take a look at a little inspiration and start shopping around. There are some great deals on outdoor dining table sets at this time of year, and you can often use good discount codes to get them. You might even find that you can pick up the perfect set second hand, or even spruce up an old set that you’ve had stored away for years.


Garden Toys


Just like the playroom idea, now is a great time to think of entertainment solutions for your kids in the warmer months. Whether you have a dedicated play area outside for your kids or not, you could work on getting your garden toys together in time for the summer. The first thing you could do here is clean off the things you already own; then it’s time to bargain hunt. Charity shops, Gumtree and eBay, are all great places to find toys for kids, especially for the summer. You might even find that you’ve created a really great outdoor play area fit to host your child’s summer birthday party too.


A Fire Pit


Getting your outside space ready for summer is always a fun process, and that definitely includes finding new ways to make it feel like home. If you feel as if your outdoor space lacks a little atmosphere, you might want to look into getting a fire pit. You can find lots of different kinds of outdoor heating solutions, including chimeneas, that might even work too. The trick here is to consider the heating costs as well as the price of the item itself. Then, look out for summer sale days to make sure you’re getting your fire pit for the best price.


Baking Equipment


If you’re a fan of baking, you probably look forwards to the summer months the most. Not only is baking in summer a lot of fun, but you also have some of the freshest, lightest recipes of the year to play around with. If you’ve not got the right equipment, now is the time to head to your local supermarket and stock up on ingredients and things like mixers, bowls and measuring jugs. This upgrade could also go a long way. You may find yourself in a position to bake for summer events and enjoy it in the process.


Garden Seating Area


You’ve already thought about your outdoor dining area and the options you have when it comes to creating an atmosphere, but what about ways to relax? Outdoor seating areas can be put to great use during the summer. Whether you want to create a cosy sofa space or add in a reading bench, it’s time to think of the most relaxing ways to enjoy your garden. From sun loungers to picnic tables, you can find a lot of affordable seating options to suit your budget.



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