How much should I offer?
Finding a property that you fall in love with is incredibly exciting. However, the feeling is short-lived when you realise the serious business of actually making an offer looms. Working out exactly how much to offer is really tricky, particularly at the moment where factors like the stamp duty holiday and reintroduction of 95% LTV…
DIY block paver driveway apron
How to lay a block paver driveway apron for total novices!
Extension post #11 – how much did it cost?
How much we spent on our single storey rear extension, down to the last light bulb.
Fitting our ‘DIY Kitchens’ kitchen
How to fit a kitchen yourself and save a few grand!
Looking back on 2020
With nothing else to do, 2020 was a year of intense DIY!
Extension post # 10 – finito!
Life relocation – finding work
For a lot of people, relocating won’t be possible without finding a new job and so naturally it’s the starting point for moving to a new area. It can feel like a real struggle what with there often being less opportunities if you’re moving away from big cities and the fact that you may need…
Planning & ordering our ‘DIY Kitchens’ kitchen
How we designed our DIY Kitchens layout.
Extension post #9 – week 10
It’s fair to say that last week was pretty mental. At one point on Thursday we had no fewer than SIX tradesmen working away (is this allowed?!) so there’s been a huge amount of progress and even some mildly premature bubbly. Worktops I decided against fitting the worktops myself and I’m so glad I did…