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How to Update your Bathroom Decor

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With winter almost over and spring around the corner, I have started thinking about doing some spring cleaning and home improvements. The first on my list is the bathroom. I have started looking at various bathroom decor and how to make the most of our little bathroom space. If you are looking at updating your bathroom decor, here are some easy ways to make some improvements on a budget.

A lick of paint

Painting the walls in your bathroom is the easiest way to update your bathroom. We recently painted one of the bathrooms and the lick of paint literally transformed the bathroom completely. The paint on the wall was already chipping off, so the lick of paint was needed.

 

Add some space and light with a stunning bathroom mirror

Adding a bathroom mirror in your bathroom is a quick and easy to way to update the look in your bathroom. A bathroom mirror not only beautifies the room, it also adds some space and light to the room. It literally opens up the whole room, making the space appear bigger, which is great. Who doesn’t like a bright airy bathroom?

 

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Add some storage

I don’t like clutter at all. It gives me a headache. So storage is very important to me. You can easily update your bathroom with some sensible storage. Apart from the fact that good storage makes the bathroom look good, it also gets rid of all the mess and clutter. A bathroom tallboy, mirrored storage cabinet or vanity unit would work great as storage.

 

Install a towel rail

A good-looking towel rail is a great way to update your bathroom. It is such a functional addition to the bathroom decor. It provides extra heat output and extra storage for towels, bath robes and all the other bits.

 

Renew the tile grout

This is one of the easiest way of improving the look of your bathroom. M did this some weeks ago, and it completely changed the look of our shower cubicle. The shower cubicle usually looks tacky when the clean lines of the grout is discoloured. The best way to get rid of the discolouration is by getting rid of the old grout, the next step is to refill and point with new compound.

 

What do you think of these bathroom improvement tips? Are you doing any home improvements anytime soon? Please share your views in the comments section below.

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My Obsession with Homes Under the Hammer

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I have an obsession with Homes Under the Hammer. It is one property show I love watching on BBC. I have been a fan of this show for many years now, Been loving it long before we became home owners. My obsession is so serious that I watch this show everyday and play catch up on BBC iPlayer when I miss it. I remember daydreaming about owning homes or at least a home to start with in the UK. It is amazing we now own our home, but building a property portfolio is still a dream. I hope to change that dream to a reality one day, and I know I can with hard work, planning and determination.

 

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Why do I Like Homes Under the Hammer So Much

I think the show is brilliant. I love seeing deadbeat homes transform into luxurious houses. The whole auction and renovation process is very interesting. It is amazing to see how much a deadbeat house is worth and how much money and times goes into renovating it. Seeing the profit margins motivates me even more to get into the property business as soon as we can.

The fact that a house can be easily transformed with some tiles/carpets, blinds, beautiful decor, paint, lean to conservatory, French doors, and more is great. It makes me want to step up my DIY skills. I have seriously improved when it goes to DIY. Some months ago, I couldn’t even use a screwdriver properly when I had to change the batteries in the kiddies’ toys, but now I can. With things like this, it takes determination, and I am determined to be better at doing home improvements around the house.

Our plan is to paint some of the rooms in the next few months, and I am looking forward to getting my hands dirty. Most of the homeowners that appear on Homes Under the Hammer do a good portion of the home improvements themselves to save money, and I don’t blame them. In order to increase the profit margins, you have to be able to do some of the work.

 

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Do you watch Homes Under the Hammer? What do you think of the show? Do you have the property portfolio dream as well? Please sound off in the comments section below.

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Money Talk – How Would I Spend One Hundred Thousand Pounds?

Money makes the world go round and the truth is money is never really enough for anyone. No matter how much you have, there would always be a need for more. I am all about making money legitimately and making my money work for me. In the last couple of years, I have been thinking long and hard about retirement, pension and investments. Also, I have been busy thinking about what I would do if I came across a large chunk of money. How would I spend one hundred thousand pounds? This million dollar question has popped up in my head many times and I always have an answer for it.

 

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Here are 5 ways I would go about spending it.

 

Pay the mortgage

The first thing I would do is to put some money towards the mortgage, in order to reduce the outstanding amount on it as much as possible. Living mortgage free is the end goal and that should hopefully happen in a couple of years. I can’t imagine having to pay accommodation bills in my later years. That thought is quite scary.

 

Go on holiday

I love travelling as many of you would know by now. I love to visit as many countries as possible every year. My current target is to visit at least 2 countries every year. I have smashed that target for three years now, and I am hoping to smash it again this year. So far this year, I have visited Maryland and New York in the US, and I have plans to visit one or two more countries before the end of the year.

If I had one hundred thousand pounds at my disposal, I would be putting some money towards our holidays. There are many other cities and countries we would love to explore, and it would be great to take some other family members with us as a treat.

 

Pay the debt

I would pay off all my debts. So all credit cards would be paid up in full, never to be used again. When it comes to money, I am very sensible. I am more of a saver than a. spender, so I am not as deep into debt like many others I know. But paying the little debt I have would be a smart way to go financially.

 

Save and invest

As the saver that I am, I will be putting a huge chunk of the money into a savings account; most likely an ISA. And invest a huge chunk into stocks and shares for the future.

 

Home improvements

I will definitely use a percentage of the money on home improvements. There are a lot of changes I would make to our home decor if I had the money to splurge. But since I don’t have that yet, it is a waiting game.

 

How would you spend one hundred thousand pounds?

 

 

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