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How to Fit a Rebated Door Latch on an Internal French Door

how to install a rebate door latch

Do you remember almost two years ago we bought a pair of secondhand glazed doors for our conservatory and fitted them? Two years ago. Well, we never got round to fitting any door handles. I know, it's shocking. Truth be told, the handles I had bought turned out to be way too big for the door. They protruded like crazy and for such a small door, just didn't look right. I think they were actually meant to be for an external door (oops!), so we never fitted them.

Now, two years on, I'm on a mission to get finishing all these little niggly jobs off, so the time has finally come to sourcing new handles and getting them fit!

Creating an Indoor Garden Room: Conservatory Reveal

turning a conservatory into a garden room

Our conservatory is a bit of a marmite room. It's a very old conservatory (built in the 80s) that heats up to about 1000degrees in summer and then freezes to about -1000degrees in winter. I'm exaggerating, but you get what I'm trying to say - it's not a perfectly formed extension. It's what typical 80s conservatories are known for; being a tad impractical.

Despite that, knocking it down seemed like a total waste since we would only have gained a tiny extra bit of space in the garden. I think having it as a living space is actually more beneficial, plus, I'd always wanted a conservatory. It might not be the conservatory I had dreamed of, but I certainly wasn't letting it go!

7 Creatively Awesome Staircases Ideas!

industrial outdoor spiral staircase

If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have seen I've been pinning a ton of attic conversion ideas over the last month. We might still be a long way from beginning any work up in our attic - but a girl can dream right?! Anyway, in my mad month of pinning, I came across some simply awesome staircase ideas. Ideas that make you want to rip out your existing staircase and fit a whole new one.

VonHaus Rose Gold Cordless Screwdriver Review

Rose Gold Cordless Screwdriver

Being a DIYer means I have a fairly large amount of tools, but - I don't any tools quite as stylish as this one! VonHaus have recently just launched a whole collection of new rose gold tools, targetted at your average DIYer and Upcycler who want their tools to look as good as their projects. 'Cause let's face it - why shouldn't tools look good?

The Blog Has Been Nominated for an Award!

This is a quick post today, mainly to say thanks for whoever nominated me and secondly I'm just sharing a link if you want to vote.

WIN A £50 Voucher to Spend At Skylight Blinds Direct!

Win a roof window blind

I'm super excited to be collaborating with Skylight Blinds Direct on this post today and giving away a £50 voucher to spend on their online shop! Whether you already have a roof window you'd like a new blind for, or you're renovating and have grand plans for putting in new roof windows, this giveaway is for you!

4 Years On - Our Home Reno Update

Home Renovation Updates

I can't believe we've been living in this house for four years already! It seems absolute madness and in many ways makes me realise how far we haven't come within our home renovating journey. I mean, four years and we're barely halfway through?! But I guess that's the reality of DIY renovating and renovating on a serious budget. Tough life, eh?