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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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Home & Garden

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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Finding Happiness

My Monthly Bucket List – May 2016

A photograph of a red children's bucket containing a yellow spade and some green sand moulds sits on a beautiful sandy beach, with a crystal clear blue ocean and blue skies with wispy clouds in the background - includes the title "Monthly Bucket List - May 2016" - Mrs H's favourite things

Where did April go? The past few months seem to have been flashing before my eyes. I'm in shock that we are now entering the fifth month of the year. I can't quite believe that in less than three months, we will hopefully get to meet Little Mister H and our second rainbow baby will complete our family. I know that the next few months will fly by. And yet we have so much that we need to do before baby boy…

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Home & Garden

Changing our house with a loft or basement conversion

A photograph of the back of a house, with a visible basement, a balcony and staircase down to the garden and some patio windows_ includes the title "Changing our house with a loft or basement conversion" - Mrs H's favourite things

We moved into our three bedroom terraced house back in August. Since then, the house has remained untouched. We haven't even gone near it with a paint brush. Our little home could be amazing. There is huge potential. But if we are going to make changes then we need to do it properly. We need to consider all our options. So over the past few months various surveyors, builders and heating specialists have looked over our house and provided us with…

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