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Why It Pays To Research Before You Renovate

A photograph of a derelict room that needs to be renovated _ Why It Pays To Research Before You Renovate _ Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post.   When it comes to renovating your home, it’s easy to think that the work begins and ends with the renovation itself. In some ways, this is true; the majority of the project will be spent on the literal heavy lifting and basic mechanics of renovating. However, this is not the only part of renovation that counts. While it’s great if you take appropriate safety measures and research the best ways to decorate, there’s no…

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Four Tips For A Luxurious Ensuite

A photograph of the inside of a luxurious en-suite bathroom - Four Tips For A Luxurious En-Suite - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post.   If you’re part of a busy family with kids, often your family bathroom has to function as a highly practical space. With a large splash zone, covered in bath toys and with a high volume of traffic, sometimes it can feel like a zoo. So if you have an ensuite bathroom, or space to create your own, it’s definitely worth doing. There’s no other addition to your home that is so luxurious, and the…

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Creating A Homely Vibe That Makes The Whole Family Happy

A photo of a pretty house with flowers around the door - Creating A Homely Vibe That Will Make The Whole Family Happy - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post The mission to create a lovely family home can feel like a constant uphill battle. When you’re living in a house with so many people, even a big home can start to feel very crowded. Plus, there’s the mess that people make (children and adults alike). Clutter starts to pile up, and the house slowly starts to shrink. Also, as your kids get older and bigger, they might not take the greatest care when shutting…

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Essential Summer Home Care For Year-Round Protection

A photograph of a woman washing the windows of her house - Essential Summer Home Care For Year-Round Protection - Mrs H's favourite things

  This is a collaborative post. Summer is typically a time when many of us do a little less in terms of chores and maintenance because, if we are lucky, the weather is better and we’d much rather be spending time outdoors with the family playing in the park or having fun at barbecues than working on our homes. There is nothing wrong with this, but there are some aspects of home care which are best done in the summer,…

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Living The Dream: Having A Swimming Pool In Your Back Garden

A photograph of a girl swimming in a bright blue swimming pool - Living The Dream: Having A Swimming Pool In Your Back Garden - Mrs H's favourite things

  This is a collaborative post.   With summer now pretty much upon us, and the recent spell of extraordinarily hot weather, you might be dreaming about building your own outdoor swimming pool in your garden as a way to exercise, relax, and generally feel good.   Indeed, there is something about swimming that lifts one’s soul and spirit.  It’s not just good for you in a physiological sense but in a mental and emotional well-being sense too.  It’s also…

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Give Your Home That Wow Factor: Mum Style

A photograph of a stylish kitchen in a family home - Give Your Home That Wow Factor: Mum Style - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post The family home is your personal domain. Your private castle locked away from the outside world, where nobody but you and the family is allowed to enter. It’s a place of hopes, dreams, safety, and memories, and you need to look after it. Understand what you can do as a mum to improve the home and make it better for everyone. Give Your Home That Wow Factor: Mum Style! The fact of the matter is,…

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How To Create A Family Friendly Home With Flair

A photograph of a lovely dining room in a family friendly home with flair - How To Create A Family Friendly Home With Flair - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post. When you’re lucky enough to have your own home and family, naturally thoughts turn to designing the perfect space to enjoy together. But the process of designing the ideal family home can be more difficult than you may have anticipated. You’ll face a number of design challenges as you try to compromise between style and practicality and balance the differing needs of your family. You’ll also want to future-proof the design so that it suits…

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Build A Family Bathroom Without Sacrificing Style

A photograph of a pristine and white bathroom - Build A Family Bathroom Without Sacrificing Style - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post If you look at photographs of stunning, modern bathrooms, they all seem to have something in common, they’re definitely not a family bathroom. As beautiful as the room may be, it’s clear to any parent that any bathroom that looks like the one above has not been designed to be used by a family with young children. The room looks wonderful, but it’s just not practical. Some would argue that these high-end, luxury, styled bathrooms aren’t…

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