Creating a Comfy (and Kid-Proof) Family Home

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Fitting a Microchip Cat Flap in a UPVC Door

We have three cats. We started off with two, which is pretty respectable, but then we found another in the cellar of our last house. She was hiding in the darkness behind piles of rubbish left by the previous owners, staring up at us with pale green eyes, a bit like Gollum. She ended up much nicer than Gollum, though, so we kept her. Anyway, one of the first orders of business when we moved was to get a flap fitted…

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How to Squeeze Every Last Penny from your Renovation Budget

Regardless of how big or small your house project is, wouldn’t we all like the money to stretch just a little bit further? To actually have a bit left at the end to splurge on something fun? Even if it’s just a little pot of money to fund takeaways, it often doesn’t take much effort to make your money work just a little bit harder. Here are several ways that Carl and I are getting more for our money. Use…

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How We Boarded our Loft to Create More Storage

After getting all of our stuff moved into our house, we faced the very real issue of what to do with all our boxes. The garage filled up quickly with tools and leftover building materials from our previous house. This left our entryway filled with Christmas ornaments, mementos, extra kitchen supplies and clothes the boys have outgrown. Carl and I had talked about how we could board the loft to create more space for storage, and it was obvious we would…

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