What to keep in mind when remodeling your home

A house is the most important and valuable investment that anyone make in life. But if you just build your house once and will leave it as it is then it won’t stay long. So it is very essential to have regular repairs and maintenance to keep it beautiful and to hold good monetary value.


For these things, you have to remodel your house. However, most people do not entertain it on top of their list due to economic reasons or because it can be a little lengthy process.

If you’re planning to get your home renovated then you may want to do some structural changes or just some interior changes, No matter what changes you are planning to do while remodeling your home, you must consider the below six points to get best out of it.

Your time to collect issues

First of all you should think of issue as what existing things in your existing house are causing issues. It can be due to smaller kitchen or some unusual gates etc. Note down all the issues that you are currently facing and then decide whether those are essential or not. Finally make a list which must be implemented.


Planning the structural design

Structure of a home plays a crucial role, so you must very carefully plan the structure while planning for renovation. Try to work on number of rooms required, size etc., and more such elements to have a well-structured home. You can also take care of the number of family members or if there will be any increase in near future.

Your budget

We all know how complicated the process of building or re-building the home is. So It is better to outline a budget according to your requirements and must try to not to go over budget.


An Experienced Contractor

If you are planning to have major design changes in your existing home then it will be a good practice to hire experienced and certified contractors. These experienced contractors are experts in their area and will help you a lot starting from planning till implementation.

They will also help you to sort out the things as whether those are important or not and what can be the best possible ways to do it.

Your Time


Building or remodeling home is not just a day or week of work. It takes months to get done. Depending on of the scope and complexity of the work you have outlined for remodeling it can take 2-5 months. Larger projects can take even longer than that. So take your time. Don’t be in hurry and get it renovated as per your need.

The home

Color helps to give a totally new look to a home. You can opt for colors of your choice or can pick best from latest trends. You can even take help of your relatives, friends to get the best suitable color for your dream home.

These were some of the best points those you must consider while getting your home renovated. I would love to know what all you consider while remodeling your home.

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My Humble Abode in Photos

{This still makes me laugh most days }

{Silk cushion covers and Marks and Spencer blanket}

{Until I can afford a Kartell Gnome table}

{My minimal effort crate garden}

{Seletti Gold Gnome}

{Dining set}

{Handmade hearts made by my Mum}

{Pantone Storage his and hers storage boxes}

{Homemade jars- chalk pen and labels}

{Scented stocks}

{An attempt to colour code the boy’s CDs}

{Childish fun and Anthony Burrill Print}

{Diptyque candles}
I love our flat, it is oh so small but perfectly formed with a stable door and south facing courtyard garden. We’ve talked about moving but i love our city centre dwelling too much to leave at the moment but i would like more space to play with!  We are lucky to live in a listed building so we have some exposed beams and beautiful ceilings. I like my home to look lived in, with a mix of old, new and some quirky touches without being too cutesy. I hope you like it!
Link me to your interior posts and any of your favourite home websites. I love a good browse.
Elle x

Top knots and kaftans

The weather today needs no explaining. I’ve had the most blissful day of river and cathedral walks, punctuated with gelato and chips in the deckchairs in our courtyard garden.  Same again tomorrow please.
Elle x
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Snappy Snaps – Croatia

I’ve just returned from the post amazing week in Croatia with the boy. The heat was searing, the food was great, the ice cream was flowing and the view was spectacular. Waking up and falling asleep to the sound of the sea is probably the most relaxing sound.

We rented a beautiful old fisherman’s cottage in Postira on the island of Brac. The beauty of a fisherman’s cottage is the instant sea access, no need to go a crowded beach and instant fridge access. Win win. Also the view was pretty spectacular.

On only one day did we venture out of the village… shame on us. We took a day trip to Hvar which provided ample people (and yacht) watching and holiday destination of choice for Beyonce last year . Oh how the other half live!

We enjoyed many a chat with the old lady next door despite our lack of Croatian and her lack of English causing major problems. All we established in the end was the name of her cat

I spent quite a bit of time travelling in Croatia last year and i thoroughly recommend a visit if you are looking for some unspoilt coastline. Have you visited Croatia?

Elle x