Creating a Comfy (and Kid-Proof) Family Home

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How to Save Time on your House Renovation: Taking Proper Room Measurements

So you’ve bought a house. Maybe it’s something of a dump, or maybe it’s just not decorated to your taste. You’re ready to start turning it into a place to call home. You’re itching to pull up the carpet, take down the wallpaper, pick new tile for the bathroom. It all needs to be done and you want it done soon. Where do you start? In our opinion, the answer to that question is rather anticlimactic. But this step could…

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Fitting an Externally Vented Tumble Dryer

It is disturbing how casually Carl drills holes through external walls. He did this in our last house – to the point I was vaguely concerned the structural integrity was compromised. The house is still standing, thankfully. I’m not surprised, therefore, that Carl drilled a hole in our garage wall within a week of moving in. The hole is extremely useful, though, since we are venting our tumble dryer through it. Here’s how we went about the job. Drilling a…

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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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