Victorian Broken Plan

Victorian Broken Plan – The Kitchen Open up all the spaces, knock down the walls, make everything open plan, has been the design mantra…

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Kitchen destruction

Kitchen Destruction We are destroying our current kitchen. It had been cobbled together and needed to be cleared away to start again. At first…

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Restoring Quarry Tiles

Restoring Quarry Tiles This is a labour of love. Revealing and restoring the quarry tiles has not been easy. If you have come here…

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New back door

Replacing an external door We never liked our back door. It didn’t let enough light in to the room. It was too small (when…

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Marmalade recipe

Seville Orange Marmalade Recipe Marmalade Recipe This is a touchy one as everyone likes their marmalade slightly different. I like a tangy, fresh, thin…

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Opening the fireplace

Opening the fireplace This room was the original Kitchen (part of the kitchen scullery pantry set of rooms). The fire would have been a…

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Repair Restore Renovate

Repair, Restore or Renovate When we started on this journey we used the words repair, restore and renovate interchangeably. We just wanted the house…

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Moving the Gas meter

Moving the Gas Meter We are starting the investigation stage of the kitchen. This means stripping away everything to investigate what needs to be…

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Crown Lift

Sycamore trees get a crown lift We are lucky to be surrounded by trees, many of them are very old and tall, however they…

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