What makes a great playroom?

Playroom with cube storage, chalkboard easel and toys on the floor

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We are lucky enough to have a house that is big enough for us to have a dedicated playroom one day in the not too distant future. At the moment all the boys toys are in the living room but we’re planning on getting some work done soon which will mean they can have a playroom in one of the bedrooms instead. But what makes a great playroom?

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Night & Day themed kids’ bedroom

Space prints

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OK, so I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time – we decorated the boys’ bedroom in a night and day theme as soon as we got the keys and before we even moved into our house…and that was two years ago! Up until recently Toby has been in a single bed and Gabe still in his cot, but a few weeks ago we got them bunk beds and the room has had a bit of an update so I decided it was about time I got round to writing about it.

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Planning my Perfect Living Room

Navy corner sofa in a box

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It’s nearly four years now since we moved to our current house. We are slowly but surely updating and decorating the rooms as we can afford to! The first was the kitchen diner, then the hall and most recently was the downstairs bathroom. I would love to do the living room soon, but in reality I think it might have to wait until the boys are a bit bigger. It doesn’t stop me dreaming though, and planning my perfect living room!

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5 Tips for Saving Up for Your House Deposit Quickly

Saving up for a house takes a lot of time and dedication, especially if you want to become a homeowner as soon as possible. Depending on the type of mortgage that you’re going to apply for, and whether you’re going to be buying through a shared ownership scheme or not, your deposit could anything from as small as £5k to a much larger amount. And the bigger the deposit you put down, the smaller your mortgage amount is going to be.

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3 Tips For Adding Value To Your House

Wooden house next to stacks of coins

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There are many reasons why people choose to make changes to their home. In some cases, it can be to accommodate a growing family that has increased in size beyond the point where your starter home can really contain them. In other cases, as we’ve seen, it’s a good idea to make a home fit for the future by adding smart tech and making it a little greener. Both of these are excellent reasons, and another is one that we’ll deal with here; adding value to a property you may wish to sell in the future.

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5 ways to future-proof your home

Bathroom after makeover - complete bathroom renovation

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We might only be in our 40s and have young children but as we continue renovations on our house we are always looking to the future. It’s important to think about how the changes we are making now will work when we, and the boys, are older. Below are 5 ideas that will help if you want to future-proof your home too.

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