My fiancé and I moved in to No.42 in July 2016. The house is a 1930s 3 bed semi detached that hadn't been touched since the 60s. Every wall and ceiling had wallpaper on it. There was no central heating, and the carpets were nothing short of 'shag pile psychedelic', really

Our mission is to make this house a simple, humble home full of warmth and some charm thrown in. We're tired of waiting for the dream of "retiring to the country" to come along, so we're creating our own "farmhouse inspired" home here in the city of my birth – Brighton, Sussex.



The day we moved in to #No42


The full 'before' house tour

Our discovery in the master bedroom


The floor plan + our initial ideas for the house


Installing a new heating system

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How the house looked after spending 10K


The bedroom – 4 weeks in

Choosing paint colours for the whole house

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Painting begins + radiators are installed


The living room – 12 weeks in

Our Kitchen Diner renovation mood board

Shop my living room makeover

Ordering the right windows

The renovation begins (+ I have a melt down!)


New floors in the living room

Before + After: Our living room  – 6 months on

Our new humble kitchen plans


Ordering our new kitchen

Kitchen Diner progress shots – 4 weeks in!

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Choosing an architect + plans for the house

Affordable kitchen design plans

We're ditching our 80K "dream kitchen" plans

Choosing our new cooker


Bespoke doors – Neil's DIY

Our new farmhouse Kitchen Diner revealed

More stories coming soon!