Ren­o­va­tors’ notes Other peo­ple have bars at home, so why not our own pri­vate café? – Louise

Think out­side the box and re­pur­pose those un­der-utilised ar­eas of your home. Fine fin­ishes

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Go­ing the DIY route is a huge money-saver. This way, we could splash out a lit­tle bit more on one-of-a-kind dé­cor items and soft fur­nish­ings. We’re also sav­ing a lot on elec­tric­ity now that we’ve in­stalled LEDS in the café and the rest of our home. It was worth ev­ery cent of the ini­tial out­lay. What’s the best thing about your new space? We en­joy most of our meals here and we like to in­dulge in ta­pas, bub­bly or cof­fee with friends...

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