Hi, I’m Vikkie and I’m a carpenter’s daughter, taking the advice of my father to tackle almost every thinkable DIY project in our very first home.
Instead of taking on a huge mortgage, my fiance and I bought the cheapest house in a nice area with the hope that one day, after some serious adjustments, we can finally make it our haven.
So far I’ve learnt how to fill and paint walls, dabbled with a bit of plastering (it’s harder than it looks) and successfully learnt how to tile a kitchen. I’m determined to learn a few tricks for life along the way but what frustrates me even more is being told I’m not capable when they don’t know me. And with a bit of luck I can encourage you or anyone else to give things a go yourself too.
While we DIY many of the jobs ourselves, the bottom line is to save money for when things need professionals, such as a loft conversion correction, a stair case moving and a new drive way. The list goes on.
Please note that I do use affiliate links to help save the pennies, but this does not cost you any extra and ONLY recommend products we’ve used and liked.
PR samples and sponsored posts are most welcome if it will benefit both our ongoing projects and readers, but we will always declare it within each post’s footnotes for honesty and integrity. My parents always told me that money is “hard earnt, easy spent”, which is why I like to DIY anyway, so hope you can appreciate that.
If you have any queries or would like to get in touch, then you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org