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If you’re lucky enough to have a spare room in your home, you may already have a million ideas of what to do with it. A spare room is a luxury in a house where space has been, shall we say, limited. Whether your lifestyle has changed, or someone has flown the nest, you might not even know where to begin to get your room into shape. Let’s have a look at the practicalities first. If you’ve got a revolving door of people coming back and forth, you may want to make it a guest room, and just have a bed and a chair as well as a mirror so your guest can have their own space. You could make the most of the couch surfing websites in this way and make a bit of money from your spare room! But if you aren’t the nesting type, and you’ve got a house to yourself, the options are endless! Here’s what I recommend when people ask me what sort of room to create.


Having a dated kitchen can get a bit frustrating. It’s a room that we spend a lot of time in and when it starts to look a bit rough around the edges you’ll be itching for an update. The problem is, having a new kitchen fitted could cost you thousands and we don’t all just have that kind of money lying around. Getting a completely new kitchen isn’t an option, so what can you do? Decorate and accessorize. With a few carefully chosen additions to your kitchen, you can completely revitalize it at a fraction of the cost of a brand new one.


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Every homeowner has big dreams for their house at some point. You look at certain rooms and imagine all the ways you’d change things if only you had the time or money to do so. Perhaps the one thing that stops you from ever giving a home renovation project a whirl is the realization that you’re no construction worker and you’d have no idea where to begin when it comes to turning interior design ideas into a reality.
Despite your own self-doubts, there’s no reason you couldn’t be the architect and the engineer. You already have the blueprints in your mind; you know what you’d want to do if you were to dabble in the world of interior design, but now you just need the guts to give it a go. Unless you’re building a house from the foundations up, you’ll probably surprise yourself in that you’re far more qualified to renovate your home than you realize. Here are some tips and ideas to help you with the task of reinventing and rebuilding your home.



If most of us could ask one thing of our homes, it would probably be that they were a little on the larger side. You don’t often get many people who say they wish their house was smaller, or that they have too many rooms at their disposal. Usually, the vast majority of us are always looking for innovative ways to make the most of what little space we have. Of course, when we are struggling to cope with the lack of space in our house or apartment, it can be tempting to look back at when we were buying it and think ‘why didn’t I just get somewhere bigger?’. But more often than not, you don’t realise just how much space you need until you are living in the property itself. Your personal situation may have also changed – for example; you may have had children since you moved in and now you are struggling to accommodate for all their toys and personal items too. However, there are things you can do to increase the space in nearly every room in your house, including the one that’s often forgotten about: the bathroom. Your bathroom can easily end up feeling cramped and messy, which doesn’t make it a particularly nice place to bathe. Here’s what you can do to strip it back and make it work for you, whatever size it is.

Ditch the bath

The clue is in the name when it comes to the bathroom – but how many of us honestly have regular baths these days? It is far more common for people to shower, and even when they do take a bath, it is seen as a treat or for a special occasion. With this in mind, weigh up just how important your bath is for you. That thing can take up a lot of space, and if it’s not worth much to you, it can be worth replacing it with a single shower unit instead. You can find shower enclosures to suit any bathroom, and you can easily hang shower caddies over the door for practical storage.