Over the past few months I've been making improvements to the house. When I first moved in the house was furnished and had both curtains and blinds on the windows. I got rid of most of the furniture pretty quickly as it was ugly and not to my liking at all. There's still a couple of bits left, but they're inoffensive wardrobes and my kitchen table (which I want to replace if I … [Read more...] about Upgrading the Windows With Shutters
As I mentioned previously, there were several areas outside the house that I wanted to paint. The porch and gate, as well as the wooden fence turned out nicely, but the really big job was going to be the main garden walls. They really needed something! They're about two metres tall and 60 metres long (give or take) without even adding in the lower wall at the front of … [Read more...] about More Painting but it was so Rewarding!
I bought my house towards the end of 2016, though I didn't get to move into it until early 2017. I got quite a bit of work done on the house before I moved in, which was part of the reason why I didn't move in immediately. While the house was empty it was a lot easier to get the heating upgraded and to have cabling run throughout the house. But it's only over the last few … [Read more...] about Painting all the Things
One of the "gaps" in my smart home setup at the moment is the burglar alarm. The burglar alarm I have in the house is functional and if you set it off it'll make plenty of noise and drive my neighbours nuts! But it's not "smart", which means that I have no way of monitoring it when I'm out of the country or simply not at home. I had looked into a number of different "smart" … [Read more...] about Making Legacy Home Security Setups a bit Smarter With Konnected
Over the past few months I've found myself getting "excited" about things that never really featured on my radar previously. Who would have thought that light fittings or sockets would be things I'd ever really care about? I'm not complaining, but I do find it rather amusing. When I bought the house the kitchen was fully equipped, though I had no idea how much abuse any of … [Read more...] about Some Serious Adulting: Choosing a New Fridge Freezer