It was really important for us to create spaces where Jacob could play safely after his first 18 months playing mostly with holes and hammers! In the kitchen there was now ample safe floor area and also a special hidden cupboard making use of some corner kitchen space which was only accessible from the dining room... Continue Reading →
HBH Eastbourne: Purples & lavenders, a bespoke sofa & a new living room
As well as trying to accomplish the family's dream design kitchen and dining room, I persuaded the boys (ok, ok, bullied, cajoled and begged!) that we should also plaster, decorate and floor the living room, thus ensuring a rod for my own back as we would then need furniture & fabric to make it look... Continue Reading →
Half Built House Eastbourne – The amazing peacock wallpaper!
All of Ben & Stacey's 'like' images were of kitchens in very neutral shades, lots of creams and whites and very few vibrant shades. In fact, that would be..... none! I wouldn't have dreamt of installing a bright pink kitchen just for shock value, but felt that my interior design scheme for such a young... Continue Reading →
Half Built House Exeter – Balancing a home with a new en-suite and main bathroom
The big decision to rebalance our Exeter HBH and tackle the first floor as well as the ground floor kitchen and dining room had a massive impact on time, stress levels and the budget. Things change on a day to day basis when you're trying to turn a poorly laid out building site into a well... Continue Reading →
Half Built House trailer, July 2012
Whoop whoop, I've gotten hold of the new promo for #HBH and the still for the opening sequence, see above! Can't quite believe the four houses we worked so hard on will be on the telly in a week and Team HBH with all our foibles will be exposed to the world. Arghhhhh. Tough seeing... Continue Reading →
Half Built House gets a date – 8pm Tuesday 10th July!
All feels a bit surreal but it's now official, we have a date for the first episode of HBH after three months of hard work, travel and DIY challenges. Scotland was a beautiful place to work and Pitlochry stunning, welcoming and really sunny! Over the next 12 days, I'm going to blog some close ups... Continue Reading →