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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day. Today I am heading out to celebrate with a room full of inspiring women, who either work in construction or are closely related to it. 10 years ago these type of events didn’t exist for women in construction. We were an unrecognized segment of the industry. This most likely will be…Continue Reading

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How To Find A House Plan To Suit

How To Find A House Plan To Suit

One of the biggest mistakes I made the first time I built a home, was to fall in love with a house plan before I purchased the land. Of course the house plan didn’t suit the block at all and I had to give up on something I had my heart set on. To save…Continue Reading

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Filtered Water Taps For your Kitchen

Filtered Water Taps For your Kitchen

A question I see time and time again in home building groups, are about filtered water taps. For a long time I had only encountered Brita and Zip, but there is a world of choice out there, from the simple tap water filters, right through to hot, cold and even sparkling. This is will hopefully…Continue Reading

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What’s Happening With The Builder’s Wife?

What’s Happening With The Builder’s Wife?

We haven’t had a good update here on The Builder’s Wife for some time, and yet there have been so many changes! If I were honest, we’ve been hiding a bit and I’ve not felt up to sharing as much personally as I have over the years. I did share a little of the Continue Reading

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How To Add A Reading Nook In Your Home

How To Add A Reading Nook In Your Home

I love to read, something I love more than reading though, is having a dedicated reading nook. While being spoilt at Pen Y Llechwedd with having the choice between a whole room to read in, or window seats to read on, this is not always achievable or practical in a family home. Instead of a…Continue Reading

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Options For Closing In Your Verandah To Provide More Living Space

Options For Closing In Your Verandah To Provide More Living Space

Another reader question to be answered today, with one reader asking about what options there are for closing in your verandah. It is not always possible for us to extend our homes, but when thinking a little creatively you can make extra space out of what you already have in your home, like closing in…Continue Reading

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Why You Need To KonMari Your Business

Why You Need To KonMari Your Business

There are two people in this world, those who have embraced the KonMari method of organising your life, and those that roll their eyes at the thought. Marie Kondo has set the world alight in the last few years, first with her book and now with her Netflix series. You might be surprised to learn…Continue Reading

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