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Over the years we've renovated a few houses. At the moment we are busy renovating our 1970s Lockwood home which has shiplap walls. We do most of the work ourselves. Join us on our journey and share our experiences and discoveries.

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Tips for Choosing Kitchen Tapware

I’m a cheapskate and I’m not ashamed of it! Our kitchen renovation budget was small.

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Carol Karl

October 13, 2020

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Lockwood Renovation Part 11 – Makeover of the Tiniest Room

Our house is tiny, and our toilet is no exception...

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Carol Karl

October 5, 2020

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Lockwood Renovation Part 10 - How to Paint Lockwood Shiplap Walls

If you saw my Master Bedroom reveal you will have noticed that we painted our Lockwood shiplap walls. There are quite a few tips and tricks that I’ve learned while painting the interior of my entire house, so today, I thought I’d share those with you.

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Carol Karl

September 29, 2020

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Renovation Inspiration

I know I’ve been promising for some time to reveal our renovated house with you – and we’re getting there.

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Carol Karl

September 15, 2020

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Lockwood Renovation Part 9 – Insulating Cathedral Ceilings

We have beautiful beams in our house – and no insulation - until now.

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Carol Karl

August 29, 2020

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Lockwood Renovation Part 8 - Tiny Master Bedroom Makeover

Do you remember what it looked like before? Lots of dark wood and dark beams on the ceiling. You won't believe what it looks like now!

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Carol Karl

August 15, 2020

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Lockwood Renovation Part 7 - New Lights

I thought I’d share with you our new lights and talk a bit about the wiring in our 1970s Lockwood.

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Carol Karl

January 22, 2020

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Lockwood Renovation Part 6 - Where to Buy a Kitchen

Where to buy a kitchen is a really good question especially if you have a limited budget and you know that the kitchen is going to be an important part of your home life. Here's how we came up with our final choice.

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Carol Karl

December 30, 2019

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Lockwood Renovation Part 5 - Kitchen Plans

OK, so now we’ve torn our kitchen apart, it’s time to start planning our new one.

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Carol Karl

December 6, 2019

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Lockwood Renovation Part 4 - Rollercoaster Floors and Removing a Wall

When we first looked at this house, we were concerned about the floors ...

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Carol Karl

November 27, 2019