• We all have our own personal preferences when it comes to sleep: some (like Hubby) kick the covers off at night and others (like me) like to roll up in the duvet like a Chinese spring roll! Recently we made the decision to convert to pure wool bedding and it has improved the quality of sleep for ...
  • It's not often that we get something for our homes that benefits our health, the environment, and our wallet all at the same time. But I recently found something that does all of that: a water ...
  • Spring is a time for renewal, and it's the season that usually spurs us into clearing out the old and making a clean fresh start in our lives and in our homes. I'm one of those people who hates a messy house, but who also hates cleaning! That means that I am always trying to find the quickest and ...
  • When we first moved into our house, we had plain white roller blinds installed in every room. We chose translucent fabric because we wanted to maximise the natural light in the house. Later, we realised that we had overlooked the importance of being able to darken the bedrooms, so we decided to ...
  • Paint has an incredible ability to transform anything it touches, which is why I chose to paint the sink unit (vanity) in our guest ensuite: the maple sink unit had been vandalised by a plumber when he drilled a hole in it without our permission ... and then tried to hide it. Seriously, I couldn't ...
  • In the current economic climate, we all want to squeeze the most out of every penny we spend and reduce our energy usage as much as possible for environmental reasons too. How can smart thermostats help us achieve ...
  • A lot of what I do here at The House that Will are big schemes that take quite a while to unfold, but I'd also like to share with you some little projects that I do from time to time which, although small, play an important role in making our house a home. Personalising everyday objects are a great ...
  • This is a two-sided tale; one of triumph and tribulation. It would be nice if every project I shared on the blog was an astounding success story, but home ownership is not like that. I'm sharing this in the hope that others can learn from our mistake and also because, along the way, I discovered a ...
  • I posted a tour of our Master Bedroom last week, and there has been a lot of interest in our DIY fireplace ever since, so I decided to dedicate a full post to it. It's one of my favourite projects we've ever done, and I'm excited to show you how we did ...
  • hen I was designing our guest bedroom, I came up with the idea of including a cow-print bench that would link the decor in the room to the agricultural farmland that the bedroom window looks out over. I decided to make one myself from scratch, having been unable to find a readymade version I liked ...
  • It's that time of year where our thoughts turn to spring cleaning. I generally keep the house quite tidy, but this is very much an acquired skill on my part and not something that comes naturally. Thankfully Hubby is more of a minimalist and I have learned a lot from him over the years about being ...
  • I'm so excited about my new 'vintage' cutlery! I had been looking longingly at genuine bone-handled silverware sets for over a year but, no matter how I yearned for them, I knew in my heart that I wasn't prepared to hand-wash them and that they just wouldn't survive the dishwasher. So every time I ...
  • I hate flat sheets! I hate the way they always come loose and end up tangled around my feet. And I especially hate hospital corners that turn hotel beds into straightjackets. However, I do like the look of them and, with a bit of creativity, I have found a way to get the best of both ...