Introducing Quorn Stone; Why I Love My Stone Floor…

I get lots of messages on my Listed Home Instagram account, asking about my stone floor in our downstairs living space. I thought, I’d write about it on here so I have somewhere to direct the next person to, that asks me! We bought our limestone flooring — and matching exterior paving — from Quorn …

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The Listed Home Renovation On Instagram

the listed home on Instagram

Anyone who’s been reading my blog for a while, will be aware that we’ve been living through the chaos of the renovation of our listed home over the last 17 months. I began writing the progress on here initially (here’s what happened in weeks 1-4); and had every intention of keeping regular updates and writing …

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The Listed Home Renovation {Weeks 1-4: Out with the old}

OK — so you know that for years I’ve been banging on about extending our home? But as our 16th century cottage is Grade 2 listed, a listed home renovation isn’t just as simple as getting planning permission and off you go. But undeterred, in October last year, we finally put in some plans to …

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Planning a Single Storey Extension on a Listed Building

I have been going on (and on) about a new kitchen for a while now. But getting planning permission for a single storey extension on a listed building — to house said new kitchen (especially in our village) — is standing in the way! Every time my boy and I discuss our plans, the ideas …

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Extending a Listed Building

I’ve mentioned before that our home is listed. The main part of it was built in the 17th century with a shiny new extension added in 1890 (modern hey?!). But even though it could really do with being dragged into the 21st century, extending a listed building is easier said than done. That said, 15 …

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