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Installing an IKEA METOD system into the laundry

When I last posted, our laundry renovation was looking like this: I’ve had a few people ask me about the cabinetry, so bear with me while I backtrack a little. During one of our regular strolls through IKEA (What? Your family doesn’t do this?),…

February 22, 2016
IKEA METOD laundry DIY project

Renovating the laundry & adding a second toilet

This summer, our family started playing a new sport: synchronised weeing. I think it was the extra water/ice-blocks/iced teas we were consuming to keep cool because whenever the bathroom was occupied, there was usually someone waiting outside with their legs crossed in comical semi-agony.…

February 15, 2016
Fireplace renovation herringbone marble tiles

Our post-war fireplace gets a makeover

  When we bought our 1940s post-war house – one of many originally built to accommodate returned servicemen and their families – we inherited an unsightly fireplace, complete with a retro-tiled hearth and bricked-up firebox. After coming across this fireplace makeover on Young House Love, we were inspired to remodel ours too,…

August 15, 2015