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The pros and cons of renovation versus a new build

At some point in your life you will probably find yourself asking – should I buy a new build or instead consider a renovation project? Perhaps you’re a first time buyer unsure which option is right for you, or maybe you’re already a home owner undecided whether your second home should be a repeat of […]

The pressure to spend to keep up with trends

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that the platform has been the main focus of my efforts, since starting The Renovation Lab in April. Becoming a part of the renovation/home and interiors community has been an absolute pleasure with everyone being so welcoming and kind (you can read my first post here!). Lockdown […]

The Renovation – Phase Three

Blimey… it’s been almost two months since I last blogged. You can tell that life is starting to return to some form of normality after lockdown, whatever that might be! Anyway, I’m desperate to tell you all about the next phase of our renovation, so I’ve managed to secure a bit of peace and quiet […]

11 Tips for How to Save a House Deposit

Buying a house can feel like a million miles away when you have nothing in your savings account. Trust me, I’ve been there. However, with some hard work and determination, saving for a house deposit is certainly not out of reach.

Getting started…the destruction phase!

I’ll never forget my partner’s Dad’s words… “I’ve just devalued your house by about £40k in 48 hours!” Eeeeek! The pace at which two guys managed to dismantle the walls and ceilings was quite frankly unbelievable! The house was a shell of its former self in what felt like minutes. At first, we thought we […]


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