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Bedroom blitz vote - the results

Bedroom blitz vote – the results

  Well, I know I left this vote up forever, but at least every viewer and his dog has had a chance to vote. The winner is… White, bright and beautiful. And since the writing has been on the wall for about a month, we’ve already started to get the paint on the wall, too....
In da club

In da club

The transformation of our lounge into a private members club has begun. Our first project? To revamp the cast iron fireplace we bought months ago, which has been leaning up against various walls of No 9 ever since. After a bit of debate, we went for all charcoal, to set off the blue tiles that...
Bedroom blitz

Bedroom blitz

                  Update: the results are in! Finally, husband and I are getting around to renoVoting our bedroom. When we first moved in to No 9, we were thrilled just to have electricity and a blind in the master, but after six months of renovating the rest of...
Update: lounging around

Update: lounging around

It was a right renoVoting battle, but our Private Members scheme has edged out our Scandi style mood board at the last minute. It was so close that I’m giving Scandi style another chance to prove itself in our master bedroom vote – check back tomorrow to see what other room themes it’s up against!...
Forming a habitat

Forming a habitat

    Well, here it is – our first attempt at an eco retreat. While it’s still a bit of a work-in-progress, husband and I have done all we can until spring rolls around. And we’re pretty happy – but then anything is an improvement on looking out on to a skip. I think the...
Going solar

Going solar

It might be a bit optimistic, but we’ve decided to rely on solar power to light up our eco garden. And as husband now has a job, it falls to me to install the little blighters. Luckily, it was a pretty simple process that even I couldn’t muck up. 1) First, I measured our stretch...
Sneak peek - No 9's garden

Sneak peek – No 9′s garden

  This is meant to be a post about the progress we’ve made on our eco garden, but really it should be a post about the howling, constant, unforgiving rain we’ve had all week. If you’re reading this from somewhere that isn’t England, congratulate yourself for having the sense to move there. If you’re stuck...
Lounging around

Lounging around

  Update: this project is underway! Our house is on the verge of turning from a halfway house into a real house. To keep the momentum going, we’re tackling the lounge room next – hoping to go from derelicte chic to one of the themes below. Choose wisely!        

Garden results revealed!

After weeding through a record number of votes (sorry),  we can finally start plotting how to turn our grubby little garden into an urban retreat. It seems Eco- inspired is the way to go, so send us any green ideas from your fertile minds to help us along. And check back this weekend for your chance...
Beautiful botanicals on a budget

Beautiful botanicals on a budget

Well, the budget was tight for this room, but we got there. By using our imagination (and reusing plenty of bits and bobs lying around the place), we turned our tiny study into a botanical bolt hole. Tell me what you think! (And scroll to the end for a breakdown of our costs.)    ...
It's only natural

It’s only natural

While Obama and Mitt were arguing up a storm last night, I called time on our own furious debate here on renoVoter. I got busy counting the votes (well, my computer did) and there was one clear winner: forget those space and safari schemes, our study is going to be a botanic bolthole. I’ve already cracked...
The outdoor space race

The outdoor space race

Winter is fast approaching in the South West. Every second day brings gallons of rain, which is inspiring me to curl up with a good book, finish our house faster than ever. Particularly the parts of it that may be underwater soon. So, with that in mind, it’s time to air your opinions, renoVoters, and...