JO’S PROJECT NOTES

Hertfordshire Life - - HOME -

What was a ma­jor les­son from ren­o­vat­ing the prop­erty?

‘We spent a lot of money on the bath­room and then un­for­tu­nately se­lected an in­ex­pe­ri­enced tiler, which ob­vi­ously came at a price. Never cut cor­ners and al­ways get the best trades­men for the job.’

Top tip to pass on to some­one do­ing a sim­i­lar project?

‘I’d say it’s im­por­tant to do your home­work and really think about what you want, so that when your builder comes on site you’re or­gan­ised.’

Books or guides that helped you through the project?

‘Favourite books I con­stantly use for ref­er­ences are Thrifty Chic by Liz Bauwens, Bazaar Style by Selina Lake/Joanna Sim­mons, Far­row & Ball Liv­ing with Colour by Ros Byam Shaw, Vin­tage Home by Sarah Moore, and plenty of homes and in­te­rior mag­a­zines.’

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