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  • We took things up a notch today by adding this beautiful new drapery. Tomorrow  a new mommy-ti-be will open presents on the couch, but for future weddings it will feature the all-important cake! It will  also serve as a great backdrop for bridal portraits too! #RomanticDraperyForTheWin #BuildingTheDream
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  • We took things up a notch today by adding this beautiful new drapery. Tomorrow a new mommy-ti-be will open presents on the couch, but for future weddings it will feature the all-important cake! It will also serve as a great backdrop for bridal portraits too! #RomanticDraperyForTheWin #BuildingTheDream
    #OneStepataTime

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  • •Life Advice•
If you can’t convince them.  Confuse them.
  • •Life Advice•
    If you can’t convince them. Confuse them.

  •  57  1  1 hour ago
  • #swipeleft⬅️ There is no wi fi in this place but I promise you will find a better connection 😌🙏🏻

#scottsdale #customehome #realstate #buyahouse #interiordesign #photorealism #designtolife #builder #designer #arizonaarchitects #arizonaarchitecture #aiaarizona #azbuilder #arizonabuilder #contractor #arizonacontractor #citysubmittals #luxurylifestyle #luxuryhomes #inspiringliving #luxuryrealestate #extremehomes #arquitecture #formalmediterranean #modernbuilder #buildingthedream #contemporanyluxury #3drendering #architecturaldesign
  • #swipeleft⬅️ There is no wi fi in this place but I promise you will find a better connection 😌🙏🏻

    #scottsdale #customehome #realstate #buyahouse #interiordesign #photorealism #designtolife #builder #designer #arizonaarchitects #arizonaarchitecture #aiaarizona #azbuilder #arizonabuilder #contractor #arizonacontractor #citysubmittals #luxurylifestyle #luxuryhomes #inspiringliving #luxuryrealestate #extremehomes #arquitecture #formalmediterranean #modernbuilder #buildingthedream #contemporanyluxury #3drendering #architecturaldesign

  •  27  2  6 hours ago
  • 🟤 THE LITTLE THINGS 🟤
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Not the sexiest photo, but I'm so thrilled for 2 things: 1) our very little (1.85m wide) double storey side extension is done done done and 2) we can now walk into this space, rather than hanging our heads through from the landing, and looking death right in the face! Hands up if you're scared of heights too? 😩😩😩
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This space will be used in 2 ways - we'll be relocating our family bathroom in two thirds of this space for ultimate bathing goals and the other third will be used to extend the box room into a bigger double bedroom. We thought about making a bit of this space into a separate bedroom but it would have been so thin and narrow that we decided to ditch it. Market value, shmarket value 🙄 did you make any rogue reno decisions?!
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Day 11 @mydailyrenovation: The Little Things 
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#homeinspo
#mydailyrenovation
#housereno
#newhomeaccount
#renovate123
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#restoration
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#simplehomewelove
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#renovationcommunity
  • 🟤 THE LITTLE THINGS 🟤
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    Not the sexiest photo, but I'm so thrilled for 2 things: 1) our very little (1.85m wide) double storey side extension is done done done and 2) we can now walk into this space, rather than hanging our heads through from the landing, and looking death right in the face! Hands up if you're scared of heights too? 😩😩😩
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    This space will be used in 2 ways - we'll be relocating our family bathroom in two thirds of this space for ultimate bathing goals and the other third will be used to extend the box room into a bigger double bedroom. We thought about making a bit of this space into a separate bedroom but it would have been so thin and narrow that we decided to ditch it. Market value, shmarket value 🙄 did you make any rogue reno decisions?!
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    Day 11 @mydailyrenovation: The Little Things
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    #homeinspo
    #mydailyrenovation
    #housereno
    #newhomeaccount
    #renovate123
    #renovationreality
    #restoration
    #renolife
    #showusyourgaff
    #dreamhome
    #1960sreno
    #instahome
    #myhousemyhome
    #noplacelikehome
    #simplehomewelove
    #homecanvas
    #myhousejournal
    #myrenovationdiary
    #makingahouseahome
    #greathomestaketime
    #buildingthedream
    #extension
    #familyrenovation
    #fixerupper
    #homeimprovement
    #houseplans
    #houseproject
    #ourearthynest
    #readysetrenovate
    #renovationcommunity

  •  7  4  6 hours ago
  • The living room is finally getting there ☺️ I can not wait to get home from work in winter, light this baby up and lie on the sofa in here. Mumma and I put that hearth in ourselves and I did the stone work so to be able to sit here every evening in front of it will be bliss 🙌🔥😍

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  • The living room is finally getting there ☺️ I can not wait to get home from work in winter, light this baby up and lie on the sofa in here. Mumma and I put that hearth in ourselves and I did the stone work so to be able to sit here every evening in front of it will be bliss 🙌🔥😍

    #selfbuild #newbuild #selfbuildireland #architecture #diy #interiordesign #dreamhome #buildingthedream #vanlife #newhome #home #construction #renovation #selfbuilding #newhouse #newbuildhome #selfbuildhomes #campervan #design #interior #buildingahouse #selfbuildjourney #selfbuildscotland #timberframe #house #building #homedecor #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlifediaries #bhfyp

  •  246  6  7 hours ago
  • Our lift and slide is in!
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I am in awe 😍It’s everything I thought it would be and more! 
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The windows and doors are definitely the biggest milestone to date. I was like a child in a sweet shop when I saw the glass was in today 🤩
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All window frames along with our back door and slider are RAL 7016 - Anthracite grey. 🌚
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The slider measures 2.8m wide by 2.4m high. 
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It also gives the illusion of a big corner window with the pane of glass on the other wall. 🖼
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What a fantastic start to the month. The next few weeks are going to be super exciting. I can’t wait to share all the milestones with you lovely people. 
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  • Our lift and slide is in!
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    I am in awe 😍It’s everything I thought it would be and more!
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    The windows and doors are definitely the biggest milestone to date. I was like a child in a sweet shop when I saw the glass was in today 🤩
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    All window frames along with our back door and slider are RAL 7016 - Anthracite grey. 🌚
    .
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    The slider measures 2.8m wide by 2.4m high.
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    It also gives the illusion of a big corner window with the pane of glass on the other wall. 🖼
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    What a fantastic start to the month. The next few weeks are going to be super exciting. I can’t wait to share all the milestones with you lovely people.
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    #building #builder #housearchitecture #architecture #housebuilding #selfbuild #selfbuildireland #buildingahome #windows #sliders #glass #instadaily #photooftheday #landscapephotography #ireland #galway #anthracitegrey #interiordesign #buildingthedream #house #homedecor #home #snug #cornerwindow #insulation #picturewindow #myhouse #myhousethismonth #newbuild #newhouse

  •  195  17  8 hours ago
  • This weeks progress!!! Tree surgeon came and went leaving us with the most beautiful view of the harbour. When the site is cleared it will be amazing . The second floor is starting to go up 😁 It’s funny though I still drive up to the site and feel like It’s still not ours!!!!! If this weather continues nothing can stop us now!
  • This weeks progress!!! Tree surgeon came and went leaving us with the most beautiful view of the harbour. When the site is cleared it will be amazing . The second floor is starting to go up 😁 It’s funny though I still drive up to the site and feel like It’s still not ours!!!!! If this weather continues nothing can stop us now!

  •  27  2  9 hours ago
  • What’s behind the door ... this is what we love, the barn doors open and seeing the views from one side to the other. We just need to try to keep this concept as we turn it into our home - how hard can that be! 
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  • What’s behind the door ... this is what we love, the barn doors open and seeing the views from one side to the other. We just need to try to keep this concept as we turn it into our home - how hard can that be!
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    #ffb #fruitfarmbarn #dreamhome #buildingthedream #granddesign #land #barn #renovation #building #home #homeinthemaking #exterior #interior #field #whowouldliveinahouselikethis #house #architecture #planning #nextchapter #life #doors #whatdoyousee #views

  •  5  1  9 hours ago
  • From this ➡️ to this within half an hour..🤨 #DIY
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  • From this ➡️ to this within half an hour..🤨 #DIY
    #journey
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    #dream
    #newhouse
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    #stables
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    #building
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  •  47  0  10 hours ago
  • Look no further if you like a good upcycle / before and after 🙌🏻 fab job Susie @bananashed_home
  • Look no further if you like a good upcycle / before and after 🙌🏻 fab job Susie @bananashed_home

  •  76  5  10 hours ago
  • Is #floorfriday a thing...no? Sorry for the floor spam recently but I think I’m in lurrrrrve 💘 The windows seem to get grubbier as the rest of the room starts looking more finished BUT if you can ignore that and look to the left of these doors, you’ll find something else to add to your long list of things to remember to discuss with your sparky - make sure you stipulate exactly where you want your thermostats. Almost all of ours are placed somewhere random that I would rather they weren’t 🤦🏻‍♀️ I know exactly why this happened and it’s entirely my own fault - we had hoped to use smart light switches that would incorporate the thermostat (among other things) but we couldn’t afford smart home functionality in the end (serious spends!! 💰💰) and the stats probably got installed in a last minute rush so the heating could be turned on. We wired for a smart home while doing the rest of the cabling anyway, so that hopefully one day we can update the system fairly easily and be rid of those random, ugly boxes taking up valuable wall space throughout the ground floor. But for now, if anyone knows of a clever way to disguise them, that would be great...I’m guessing hanging a picture over them isn’t ideal when you need to adjust the temp in the room 🤣 P.S. did I mention I kind of heart my new floor? 😭😭😭 
#selfbuild #newbuild #selfbuildscotland #buildingthedream #scottishhome #timberframe #followourbuild #housebuild #homedesign #designideas #interiordesign #blackwindows #hebrides #scotland #buildingtips #selfbuildhomes
  • Is #floorfriday a thing...no? Sorry for the floor spam recently but I think I’m in lurrrrrve 💘 The windows seem to get grubbier as the rest of the room starts looking more finished BUT if you can ignore that and look to the left of these doors, you’ll find something else to add to your long list of things to remember to discuss with your sparky - make sure you stipulate exactly where you want your thermostats. Almost all of ours are placed somewhere random that I would rather they weren’t 🤦🏻‍♀️ I know exactly why this happened and it’s entirely my own fault - we had hoped to use smart light switches that would incorporate the thermostat (among other things) but we couldn’t afford smart home functionality in the end (serious spends!! 💰💰) and the stats probably got installed in a last minute rush so the heating could be turned on. We wired for a smart home while doing the rest of the cabling anyway, so that hopefully one day we can update the system fairly easily and be rid of those random, ugly boxes taking up valuable wall space throughout the ground floor. But for now, if anyone knows of a clever way to disguise them, that would be great...I’m guessing hanging a picture over them isn’t ideal when you need to adjust the temp in the room 🤣 P.S. did I mention I kind of heart my new floor? 😭😭😭
    #selfbuild #newbuild #selfbuildscotland #buildingthedream #scottishhome #timberframe #followourbuild #housebuild #homedesign #designideas #interiordesign #blackwindows #hebrides #scotland #buildingtips #selfbuildhomes

  •  231  53  10 hours ago
  • It’s only fudging Friday!!!!!
So happy it’s the weekend. I hope you all have a lovely one whatever you’re up to! 

As well as being back to work full time this week Louis has managed to get another door on, clad the bathroom wall and get some more skirtings and architraves on. I’ve been building wardrobes, painting the bathroom cladding and getting my things organised. Sparky has been back to fit the extractor and the led profile in the hallway. 

I had a couple days off work as the mess and chaos was stressing me out so I can now find things and feel much happier! I’ve actually been on time for work too now I can actually find my clothes 😜 Still plenty to be doing but it’s feeling more like home everyday 

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  • It’s only fudging Friday!!!!!
    So happy it’s the weekend. I hope you all have a lovely one whatever you’re up to!

    As well as being back to work full time this week Louis has managed to get another door on, clad the bathroom wall and get some more skirtings and architraves on. I’ve been building wardrobes, painting the bathroom cladding and getting my things organised. Sparky has been back to fit the extractor and the led profile in the hallway.

    I had a couple days off work as the mess and chaos was stressing me out so I can now find things and feel much happier! I’ve actually been on time for work too now I can actually find my clothes 😜 Still plenty to be doing but it’s feeling more like home everyday


    #home #buildingthedream #luxuryhomes #beautifulhomesofinstagram #granddesigns #houseinspiration #homeinspo #homedesign #timberframe #homeaccount #houseofinstagram #selfbuildcollective

  •  135  51  11 hours ago
  • Week 25 update ...
Today we said goodbye to the builders 🥳🥳🥳 Much as I have loved the work they have done, I won't miss their 8am arrival every day and the ten packets of biscuits they got through every week.

I have spent the week getting as many little jobs finished as I can, the en suite pink unit is finally plumbed in. It got finished at 5pm on Friday afternoon 😂

The downstairs cloakroom got the pink treatment too, we also got staircase glass,  have a finished gate and a step at the front door. 

We have achieved a lot in the last six months, now the interior work begins.

Have a great weekend everyone

#ourrenovationstory #renovationproject #renovation #renovatingonabudget #bigbuild #buildingthedream #1950shouse #raisetheroof #buildingsofinsta #housebuild #renovating #renovationlife #thinkpink #vanityunit #pinkvanity #porchstwo #gardengate #pimpupmypad #myhousedownsouth
  • Week 25 update ...
    Today we said goodbye to the builders 🥳🥳🥳 Much as I have loved the work they have done, I won't miss their 8am arrival every day and the ten packets of biscuits they got through every week.

    I have spent the week getting as many little jobs finished as I can, the en suite pink unit is finally plumbed in. It got finished at 5pm on Friday afternoon 😂

    The downstairs cloakroom got the pink treatment too, we also got staircase glass, have a finished gate and a step at the front door.

    We have achieved a lot in the last six months, now the interior work begins.

    Have a great weekend everyone

    #ourrenovationstory #renovationproject #renovation #renovatingonabudget #bigbuild #buildingthedream #1950shouse #raisetheroof #buildingsofinsta #housebuild #renovating #renovationlife #thinkpink #vanityunit #pinkvanity #porchstwo #gardengate #pimpupmypad #myhousedownsouth

  •  134  16  11 hours ago
  • 🔥 BUILD OF THE WEEK// SEAWARD HEIGHTS⁣
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Handed over in 2018, Seaward Heights is an exceptional build topped off by the far reaching 180 degree views across the Moray Firth.⁣
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Features include:⁣
✔️ Full height windows ⁣
✔️ Open plan kitchen/dining/family area with bi-fold doors⁣
✔️ Master bedroom suite with sauna, en suite bathroom, dressing room and balcony⁣
✔️ Bespoke staircase⁣
✔️ Detached garage⁣
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What do you think of Seaward Heights? 🤔⁣
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👉 You can see more following the link in the bio or over on the website: www.excelscotland.co.uk/property/seaward-heights ⁣
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  • 🔥 BUILD OF THE WEEK// SEAWARD HEIGHTS⁣

    Handed over in 2018, Seaward Heights is an exceptional build topped off by the far reaching 180 degree views across the Moray Firth.⁣

    Features include:⁣
    ✔️ Full height windows ⁣
    ✔️ Open plan kitchen/dining/family area with bi-fold doors⁣
    ✔️ Master bedroom suite with sauna, en suite bathroom, dressing room and balcony⁣
    ✔️ Bespoke staircase⁣
    ✔️ Detached garage⁣

    What do you think of Seaward Heights? 🤔⁣

    👉 You can see more following the link in the bio or over on the website: www.excelscotland.co.uk/property/seaward-heights ⁣











    #designbuildhome #selfbuild #newbuild #custombuild #buildyourownhome #newhome #dreamhome #instahome #homeinspiration #architecthome #realhomes #familyhome #buildingthedream #scottishhomes #exteriordesign #currenthomeview #scottishbuilds #krend #buckie #elgin #homeinspiration#handoverfriday #bespokehomes #openplankitchen #openplanliving #homeinspo #vaultedceilings #bigwindows #buildersofinstagram

  •  284  18  11 hours ago

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  • Happy Friday all ✨: so this shot I took yesterday afternoon after the sun suddenly came out following the torrential downpours all morning. Even tho we wish it was more sunny than not, there’s sometimes nothing nicer than the fresh green from the garden after it’s had a summer shower 🌿🌸. So despite it being still grey skies again this morning, this is in honour of hopefully sunnier days (and temperatures!) on the horizon next week and as I and the kids are so excited to see my mum who’s arriving today for a few days 😃. Have a wonderful Friday all xxx 😘 
@idealhomeuk 
#homeextension #extensionstyle #myrenovation #gardenrenovation #myspaceanddecor #edwardianrenovation #actualinstagramhomes #realhomesofinstagram #loveyourspace #buildingthedream #interiorescapism #andrelax #beautifulhomeuk #thecreativehome #periodhome #rockmystylishhome #livingroominspo #livingroomstyling #dailydecordetail #myhometoinspire #myseasonalstyling #faffwithflowers #loveyourhabitat #myoasis #gardenlove #idealhome #idealhomeuk
  • Happy Friday all ✨: so this shot I took yesterday afternoon after the sun suddenly came out following the torrential downpours all morning. Even tho we wish it was more sunny than not, there’s sometimes nothing nicer than the fresh green from the garden after it’s had a summer shower 🌿🌸. So despite it being still grey skies again this morning, this is in honour of hopefully sunnier days (and temperatures!) on the horizon next week and as I and the kids are so excited to see my mum who’s arriving today for a few days 😃. Have a wonderful Friday all xxx 😘
    @idealhomeuk
    #homeextension #extensionstyle #myrenovation #gardenrenovation #myspaceanddecor #edwardianrenovation #actualinstagramhomes #realhomesofinstagram #loveyourspace #buildingthedream #interiorescapism #andrelax #beautifulhomeuk #thecreativehome #periodhome #rockmystylishhome #livingroominspo #livingroomstyling #dailydecordetail #myhometoinspire #myseasonalstyling #faffwithflowers #loveyourhabitat #myoasis #gardenlove #idealhome #idealhomeuk

  •  698  93  19 June, 2020
  • The original house was built in the 50’s and was a two bedroom but on a 3/4 acre plot . We knocked it down and started again 
My Dream was to convert a barn but there aren’t many of those around where I live . The brief I gave  to the architect was a barn style rustic kitchen and a house that didn’t feel to much like a new build . I feel we have achieved this 
Have a lovely Saturday guys xxx 
#throwbacksaturday #dreamhome #buildingourhome #buildingthedream #newbuild #newbuildhome #newbuildjourney #newbuildhomes #newbuildinteriors #newbuilduk #housebeautiful #myhousethismonth #myhouseandhome🏡 #moderncountrystyle #moderncountrydecor #moderncountryhouse #countryhouse #countryhome #housebuildproject #houserenovation #designansbuild #granddesigns #granddesignlove #frenchgret #traditionalhome #classichouse
  • The original house was built in the 50’s and was a two bedroom but on a 3/4 acre plot . We knocked it down and started again
    My Dream was to convert a barn but there aren’t many of those around where I live . The brief I gave to the architect was a barn style rustic kitchen and a house that didn’t feel to much like a new build . I feel we have achieved this
    Have a lovely Saturday guys xxx
    #throwbacksaturday #dreamhome #buildingourhome #buildingthedream #newbuild #newbuildhome #newbuildjourney #newbuildhomes #newbuildinteriors #newbuilduk #housebeautiful #myhousethismonth #myhouseandhome🏡 #moderncountrystyle #moderncountrydecor #moderncountryhouse #countryhouse #countryhome #housebuildproject #houserenovation #designansbuild #granddesigns #granddesignlove #frenchgret #traditionalhome #classichouse

  •  7,789  344  6 June, 2020
  • Is #floorfriday a thing...no? Sorry for the floor spam recently but I think I’m in lurrrrrve 💘 The windows seem to get grubbier as the rest of the room starts looking more finished BUT if you can ignore that and look to the left of these doors, you’ll find something else to add to your long list of things to remember to discuss with your sparky - make sure you stipulate exactly where you want your thermostats. Almost all of ours are placed somewhere random that I would rather they weren’t 🤦🏻‍♀️ I know exactly why this happened and it’s entirely my own fault - we had hoped to use smart light switches that would incorporate the thermostat (among other things) but we couldn’t afford smart home functionality in the end (serious spends!! 💰💰) and the stats probably got installed in a last minute rush so the heating could be turned on. We wired for a smart home while doing the rest of the cabling anyway, so that hopefully one day we can update the system fairly easily and be rid of those random, ugly boxes taking up valuable wall space throughout the ground floor. But for now, if anyone knows of a clever way to disguise them, that would be great...I’m guessing hanging a picture over them isn’t ideal when you need to adjust the temp in the room 🤣 P.S. did I mention I kind of heart my new floor? 😭😭😭 
#selfbuild #newbuild #selfbuildscotland #buildingthedream #scottishhome #timberframe #followourbuild #housebuild #homedesign #designideas #interiordesign #blackwindows #hebrides #scotland #buildingtips #selfbuildhomes
  • Is #floorfriday a thing...no? Sorry for the floor spam recently but I think I’m in lurrrrrve 💘 The windows seem to get grubbier as the rest of the room starts looking more finished BUT if you can ignore that and look to the left of these doors, you’ll find something else to add to your long list of things to remember to discuss with your sparky - make sure you stipulate exactly where you want your thermostats. Almost all of ours are placed somewhere random that I would rather they weren’t 🤦🏻‍♀️ I know exactly why this happened and it’s entirely my own fault - we had hoped to use smart light switches that would incorporate the thermostat (among other things) but we couldn’t afford smart home functionality in the end (serious spends!! 💰💰) and the stats probably got installed in a last minute rush so the heating could be turned on. We wired for a smart home while doing the rest of the cabling anyway, so that hopefully one day we can update the system fairly easily and be rid of those random, ugly boxes taking up valuable wall space throughout the ground floor. But for now, if anyone knows of a clever way to disguise them, that would be great...I’m guessing hanging a picture over them isn’t ideal when you need to adjust the temp in the room 🤣 P.S. did I mention I kind of heart my new floor? 😭😭😭
    #selfbuild #newbuild #selfbuildscotland #buildingthedream #scottishhome #timberframe #followourbuild #housebuild #homedesign #designideas #interiordesign #blackwindows #hebrides #scotland #buildingtips #selfbuildhomes

  •  231  53  10 hours ago
  • We can't hide our excitement as we prepare to cement-in the controversial utility room!⁠
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I was surprised by how many comments we got about this extension! 😂⁠
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A lot of people were really concerned that I'd have to leave my apartment to do my laundry - but hear me out.⁠
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This spot is a nice central space between the 3 apartments. As many will know, the downstairs apartments will be holiday rentals. We will have lots of laundry to do on change-over days, and I don't want it all getting taken up to our apartment! I also don't want laundry machines taking up space in the holiday apartments. All our guests will have access to this space, because if you get caught on a muddy, wet walk, a washer will be helpful. It will also act as a space for guests to access helmets, life jackets and the rest of our adventure supplies that will be made available so that everyone can explore and enjoy the beautiful place we get to call our home!⁠
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We have a spot for a washer in our own apartment, if, in the future, we decide we'd like one for ourselves. But I think we'll be okay with the 20 second commute! When our house is all finished, we'll just be glad we don't have to make the rainy trek to the outdoor kitchen for our morning coffee anymore!⁠
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#whathavewedunoon #renovationjourney  #victorianhome #victorian #buildingthedrean #granddesign #dunoon #homerestoration #homerenovation #wildaboutargyll⁠
#renovationproject #renovationprojectuk #scottishhome #westscotland #calnclaireshouse #propertyrenovation #homerenovation  #homebuilding #housebuild #victorianrenovation #granddesign #buildingthedream #buildingwork #buildingsite #homeimprovement⁠
  • We can't hide our excitement as we prepare to cement-in the controversial utility room!⁠

    I was surprised by how many comments we got about this extension! 😂⁠

    A lot of people were really concerned that I'd have to leave my apartment to do my laundry - but hear me out.⁠

    This spot is a nice central space between the 3 apartments. As many will know, the downstairs apartments will be holiday rentals. We will have lots of laundry to do on change-over days, and I don't want it all getting taken up to our apartment! I also don't want laundry machines taking up space in the holiday apartments. All our guests will have access to this space, because if you get caught on a muddy, wet walk, a washer will be helpful. It will also act as a space for guests to access helmets, life jackets and the rest of our adventure supplies that will be made available so that everyone can explore and enjoy the beautiful place we get to call our home!⁠

    We have a spot for a washer in our own apartment, if, in the future, we decide we'd like one for ourselves. But I think we'll be okay with the 20 second commute! When our house is all finished, we'll just be glad we don't have to make the rainy trek to the outdoor kitchen for our morning coffee anymore!⁠
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    #whathavewedunoon #renovationjourney #victorianhome #victorian #buildingthedrean #granddesign #dunoon #homerestoration #homerenovation #wildaboutargyll
    #renovationproject #renovationprojectuk #scottishhome #westscotland #calnclaireshouse #propertyrenovation #homerenovation #homebuilding #housebuild #victorianrenovation #granddesign #buildingthedream #buildingwork #buildingsite #homeimprovement⁠

  •  5,634  133  6 July, 2020
  • ~ 𝙻𝚎𝚝 𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝙱𝚎 𝙻𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 ~ 

What a difference seeing the kitchen windows without the boards on. I love how much natural light flows in through these big windows.
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Work has started on the window refurb. Luckily the kitchen window frames were in good shape & so only need minimal work. 
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The old single pane glazing has been removed - bit bright & breezy for the father in law up there! 
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The original frames will be sanded down & repainted ready for new double glazing units to be fitted. It's another lengthy process but a real labour of love. Just a shame we couldn't salvage the other side of the chapel windows. Hey ho...
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Happy Thursday folks - weekend's on its way! 😀 
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@mydailyrenovation - Day 9 - Labour of love
@storyofmyhome - Day 9 - Bright and breezy
#chapelrenovation #buildingthedream
#mydailyrenovation #homerenovations 
#housetohome #restorationproject
#houseaccount #myrenostory
#country_features #hgtv
#makeahouseahome #oldhousenewhome 
#chapeltohome #makeahouseahome
#lettherebelight #fixerupper
#letthelightin #dailyconstruction
#interiorfollowtrain 
#interiorstyle 
#houseinthecountry 
#dailyhomeshare 
#homeinteriorsdaily 
#houserestoration #homebonding #thechichomes #myhomeupdated
  • ~ 𝙻𝚎𝚝 𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝙱𝚎 𝙻𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 ~

    What a difference seeing the kitchen windows without the boards on. I love how much natural light flows in through these big windows.
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    Work has started on the window refurb. Luckily the kitchen window frames were in good shape & so only need minimal work.
    .
    The old single pane glazing has been removed - bit bright & breezy for the father in law up there!
    .
    The original frames will be sanded down & repainted ready for new double glazing units to be fitted. It's another lengthy process but a real labour of love. Just a shame we couldn't salvage the other side of the chapel windows. Hey ho...
    .
    Happy Thursday folks - weekend's on its way! 😀
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    @mydailyrenovation - Day 9 - Labour of love
    @storyofmyhome - Day 9 - Bright and breezy
    #chapelrenovation #buildingthedream
    #mydailyrenovation #homerenovations
    #housetohome #restorationproject
    #houseaccount #myrenostory
    #country_features #hgtv
    #makeahouseahome #oldhousenewhome
    #chapeltohome #makeahouseahome
    #lettherebelight #fixerupper
    #letthelightin #dailyconstruction
    #interiorfollowtrain
    #interiorstyle
    #houseinthecountry
    #dailyhomeshare
    #homeinteriorsdaily
    #houserestoration #homebonding #thechichomes #myhomeupdated

  •  105  7  9 July, 2020
  • B R A I N  D U M P | continued...
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[2] BUDGET- sounds obvious but you need one. We are the worst for not having one. Building was different... apart from buying the house this was  serious money but limited.  We knew it wouldn’t go far as we wanted to do the inside and out. We had to make the budget stretch without compromising the PURPOSE.
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My advise is RESEARCH and then research again. We had lots of spreadsheets for things such as electrics, lighting, glazing, contractors, flooring, materials etc...I spoke to suppliers about what was possible and how it could potential be done differently; we didn’t always go for the obvious brand leaders if there was an equivalent product elsewhere for less; we did a mini cost vs benefits, a list of negotiables (such as full home automation) and non-negotiables (quooker tap, large island and downdraft)... the more I spoke to people the more confident I felt with each aspect of the build.
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The more you talk to professionals about a project the more insight you gain. The more you repeat a story the more you refine it in your mind. You are then better placed to make the right decisions faster which saves time and money.
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Ask for discounts/ what is their best price. You will be surprised without little effort you can get 5-10% off and when you are talking £1000’s 10% can be equated to some soft furnishings or a quooker tap! and this is even before trade discounts.
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Use forums, Instagram (of course) people are usually happy to share and remember there are no stupid questions.
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We did most of this research before we even had planning and went to tender it meant we had a dam good idea what was possible against some big ticket items.
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Tomorrow I will look at PROFESSIONAL SERVICES inc. design and the tendering process as this links closely to budget.
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I caveat everything I say with this was in my experience this is certainly not the only way of doing things. The build process is a very personal.
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#homebuilding #myblog #selfbuilduk #selfbuild #takeitorleaveit #buildingthedream #granddesigns #pearlsofwisdom #myhouse #myhome #buildyourownhouse #buildingadvice
  • B R A I N D U M P | continued...
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    [2] BUDGET- sounds obvious but you need one. We are the worst for not having one. Building was different... apart from buying the house this was serious money but limited. We knew it wouldn’t go far as we wanted to do the inside and out. We had to make the budget stretch without compromising the PURPOSE.
    .
    My advise is RESEARCH and then research again. We had lots of spreadsheets for things such as electrics, lighting, glazing, contractors, flooring, materials etc...I spoke to suppliers about what was possible and how it could potential be done differently; we didn’t always go for the obvious brand leaders if there was an equivalent product elsewhere for less; we did a mini cost vs benefits, a list of negotiables (such as full home automation) and non-negotiables (quooker tap, large island and downdraft)... the more I spoke to people the more confident I felt with each aspect of the build.
    .
    The more you talk to professionals about a project the more insight you gain. The more you repeat a story the more you refine it in your mind. You are then better placed to make the right decisions faster which saves time and money.
    .
    Ask for discounts/ what is their best price. You will be surprised without little effort you can get 5-10% off and when you are talking £1000’s 10% can be equated to some soft furnishings or a quooker tap! and this is even before trade discounts.
    .
    Use forums, Instagram (of course) people are usually happy to share and remember there are no stupid questions.
    .
    We did most of this research before we even had planning and went to tender it meant we had a dam good idea what was possible against some big ticket items.
    .
    Tomorrow I will look at PROFESSIONAL SERVICES inc. design and the tendering process as this links closely to budget.
    .
    I caveat everything I say with this was in my experience this is certainly not the only way of doing things. The build process is a very personal.
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    #homebuilding #myblog #selfbuilduk #selfbuild #takeitorleaveit #buildingthedream #granddesigns #pearlsofwisdom #myhouse #myhome #buildyourownhouse #buildingadvice

  •  157  32  11 June, 2020
  • Morning sunshine☀️: Happy Friday all! After lots of cloud bursts yesterday, it’s nice to wake up to some sunshine again (altho not sure for how long!). It’s making me think about summer holidays, a very difficult subject this year for everyone, but we had a week already booked in a Devon cottage for August and there’s been big debates about whether we should still go now things are easing up a bit. Hard choice of needing a change of scenery yet concerns about whether it’s safe still? We’re leaning towards going as my hubbie hasn’t had really any break since lockdown started and if we stay away from crowded places and are sensible then hopefully it will be ok? 🤞

Anyone else in this dilemma?

*spot the insta reality in this shot - paddling pool reflection 😂. Whatever your plans today I hope you have a lovely one 😘 xxx 
@idealhomeuk 
#homeextension #extensionstyle #myrenovation #gardenrenovation #edwardianrenovation #actualinstagramhomes #realhomesofinstagram #loveyourspace #buildingthedream #interiorescapism #andrelax #beautifulhomeuk #thecreativehome #periodhome #rockmystylishhome #livingroominspo #livingroomstyling #dailydecordetail #myhometoinspire #myseasonalstyling #faffwithflowers #loveyourhabitat #myoasis #gardenlove #idealhome #idealhomeuk #indooroutdoorliving @myhousethroughalens #sorealhomes #yourhomemagazine #letterboxhome
  • Morning sunshine☀️: Happy Friday all! After lots of cloud bursts yesterday, it’s nice to wake up to some sunshine again (altho not sure for how long!). It’s making me think about summer holidays, a very difficult subject this year for everyone, but we had a week already booked in a Devon cottage for August and there’s been big debates about whether we should still go now things are easing up a bit. Hard choice of needing a change of scenery yet concerns about whether it’s safe still? We’re leaning towards going as my hubbie hasn’t had really any break since lockdown started and if we stay away from crowded places and are sensible then hopefully it will be ok? 🤞

    Anyone else in this dilemma?

    *spot the insta reality in this shot - paddling pool reflection 😂. Whatever your plans today I hope you have a lovely one 😘 xxx
    @idealhomeuk
    #homeextension #extensionstyle #myrenovation #gardenrenovation #edwardianrenovation #actualinstagramhomes #realhomesofinstagram #loveyourspace #buildingthedream #interiorescapism #andrelax #beautifulhomeuk #thecreativehome #periodhome #rockmystylishhome #livingroominspo #livingroomstyling #dailydecordetail #myhometoinspire #myseasonalstyling #faffwithflowers #loveyourhabitat #myoasis #gardenlove #idealhome #idealhomeuk #indooroutdoorliving @myhousethroughalens #sorealhomes #yourhomemagazine #letterboxhome

  •  395  92  3 July, 2020
  • Morning! Best nights sleep in ages! 
Cat was out, dog had a lie in past 7am!
Today I need to do some cleaning and job ticking! I can’t let another week slip past and I’ve done nothing! 

A lot of people have been discussing their favourite part of their house, or that one non negotiable thing they simply had to have..! 
Mine was the concrete floor and the cast concrete steps!! I could have compromised on anything else but not this! I love the relationship with the ply and white walls, a simple palette.
What was your “must have” item? 

#buildingthedream 
#bungalow 
#Atelier73 
#dailyhomeshare 
#castconcrete 
#concretesteps 
#concretefloor 
#polishedconcretefloor 
#whitewalls 
#birchply 
#fortheloveofply 
#plywood 
#myinteriorstyletoday 
#myhousebeautiful 
#beautifulhomeuk
#spotlightonmyhome 
#nordichome 
#designinspiration 
#thiscreativehome 
#rockmystylishhome 
#interiorescapism 
#minimalism
  • Morning! Best nights sleep in ages!
    Cat was out, dog had a lie in past 7am!
    Today I need to do some cleaning and job ticking! I can’t let another week slip past and I’ve done nothing!

    A lot of people have been discussing their favourite part of their house, or that one non negotiable thing they simply had to have..!
    Mine was the concrete floor and the cast concrete steps!! I could have compromised on anything else but not this! I love the relationship with the ply and white walls, a simple palette.
    What was your “must have” item?

    #buildingthedream
    #bungalow
    #Atelier73
    #dailyhomeshare
    #castconcrete
    #concretesteps
    #concretefloor
    #polishedconcretefloor
    #whitewalls
    #birchply
    #fortheloveofply
    #plywood
    #myinteriorstyletoday
    #myhousebeautiful
    #beautifulhomeuk
    #spotlightonmyhome
    #nordichome
    #designinspiration
    #thiscreativehome
    #rockmystylishhome
    #interiorescapism
    #minimalism

  •  478  84  20 hours ago
  • We have a shipping container!!

This was truly a story of serendipity.

Cal and I have been trying to solve our storage problem for months. We were convinced we should rent or buy a shipping container back in February, but when we got back quotes for price + shipping, they were coming in at about 2000 pounds. Even if we can sell it on at the end, we need to keep that sort of money liquid to keep this project going!

Our friend came by the other day and saw Cal's rediculous tarp & scaffolding shelter. He knew a guy that could give us a good deal on a shipping container, and he lived just around the corner! Our friend also had the equipment we needed to move the container - it all worked out so well!

There's a few leaks to be fixed, but for such a reasonable price, we're happy to give this container some T.L.C.
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#shippingcontainer #tinyhome #container #wildaboutargyll #DIY #homerestoration #restoration #homerenovation #renovation #houseflipping #homeimprovement #instahome #renovate #granddesign #homebuild #houseproject #renolife #build #builder #building #buildingthedream #myhome #myhouse #victorianproperty #victorianhouse #victorian #whathavewedunoon #renovationlife #savethishouse #scottishhome
  • We have a shipping container!!

    This was truly a story of serendipity.

    Cal and I have been trying to solve our storage problem for months. We were convinced we should rent or buy a shipping container back in February, but when we got back quotes for price + shipping, they were coming in at about 2000 pounds. Even if we can sell it on at the end, we need to keep that sort of money liquid to keep this project going!

    Our friend came by the other day and saw Cal's rediculous tarp & scaffolding shelter. He knew a guy that could give us a good deal on a shipping container, and he lived just around the corner! Our friend also had the equipment we needed to move the container - it all worked out so well!

    There's a few leaks to be fixed, but for such a reasonable price, we're happy to give this container some T.L.C.
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    #shippingcontainer #tinyhome #container #wildaboutargyll #DIY #homerestoration #restoration #homerenovation #renovation #houseflipping #homeimprovement #instahome #renovate #granddesign #homebuild #houseproject #renolife #build #builder #building #buildingthedream #myhome #myhouse #victorianproperty #victorianhouse #victorian #whathavewedunoon #renovationlife #savethishouse #scottishhome

  •  4,157  89  8 July, 2020