I've realised I've become really preoccupied with the new house and renovating it in just the last week. After months of not letting myself get too excited, telling myself "don't think about", "don't jinx it", I now feel like I can really let off steam and get stuck into the research for the project.
Researching insulation for the barn is not that interesting to me but it's such a necessary and vital part of the barn that we have to get it right. So I have to be interested. I'll keep you posted on how that goes...
When I'm not researching insulation methods, I like to read about other people's renovation projects. I suppose I'm just really nosy, but I want to know how other people did things, did they work, what went wrong, what was the lowest) point, what did it feel like when it was finished, do they love it, would they do it again. You get the picture. I thought I'd share with you the 5 blogs I am obsessed with right now that cover home renovation projects:
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Sherry and John are two self-confessed DIY geeks whose story of transforming their first home and now their second home is truly inspiring. They blog about everything to do with their projects, ideas, inspiration, tips, home life, family, it's an amazing resource and they are bringing out a book later this year. Excited.
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Honestly, I don't know what I would do without the The House Directory. It is such a brilliant resource of just about everything you could possibly need in the world of interiors. I love their blog for the latest fresh finds.
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Katy and her husband have been renovating their 260 year old house in New England for the last few years. I've been following her blog for at least 2 years, maybe longer and it's brilliant. She is so inspiring, honest and takes everything in her stride.
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Kate Watson-Smyth is an incredibly well respected freelance journalist and her relatively new blog Mad About The House has already gathered a huge following. She shares details of her own house renovation project in London in witty and searingly honest blog posts that make you think it's all going to be okay. I also love 365 Objects of Design. For one year she posts a daily suggestion for household accessories that will enhance your home.
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Katie Bower is just so funny, her blog is so funny, even her "about" page is funny. I kind of get lost reading all the old posts from time to time. You know you've found a good blog when you spend at least an hour just surfing through the old posts. I think that's what I like so much about blogging, it's a series of in-the-moment thoughts on something whereas books and magazines can sometimes be edited to within an inch of their life.
3 of the 5 blogs above are run by women called variations of the name Katy. What's that about? Hmmm. I don't have time to ponder that though as I'm off to rip out some more cupboards, and today we might actually be able to get the front door open after removing the ivy. Fingers crossed. You can follow my progress over at Nest Egg by clicking here.