What we learnt spending Christmas on a building site


Last year our house was full of tradespeople and come Christmas our house wasn’t in a secure enough state for us to leave it unattended. So sadly we couldn’t journey down south to spend the festive period with family as planned. Our Christmas was spent on a building site and despite some SERIOUS reservations before […]

The Vintage Kitchen Pantry Unit

vintage kitchen pantry makeover

It has been a long term dream of mine to have a vintage kitchen pantry unit in my possession but until now we have been without the space to house it in our previous pokey flats and houses. So with a little more room in the new Thrifty Towers, when one popped up at a […]

Why we lived on a building site for 11 weeks (and why we didn’t have a choice)

knocking down walls

Since November our house has become something of a horror. We had builders, plumbers, plasterers, electricians, tilers, carpenters, kitchen fitters and many other tradespeople traipsing across our house. In total they were in our house for 13 weeks, we spent 11 of those weeks living on a building site because that’s the kind of thing […]

The Vintage Sink Saga


Before our renovation began came a few months of researching and sourcing the fixtures and fittings we would need to create our home. One thing we picked out was a vintage sink for our bathroom, from an architectural salvage yard. We adored the shape, the logo and the beautiful taps and although it didn’t actually […]

Renovation Update – Christmas on a building site

christmas on a building site A THRIFTY MRS

*American voice* Previously on Renovation Updates : We finally got hot water, our bathroom was pretty much finished, the plasterer had plastered every stationary surface within a 4 mile radius, an extension had been removed, our roof had been raised, we had no back door, our kitchen had started going in and our foreman had […]