As most aspects of this house need instant readdressing (double glazing, new bathrooms, new kitchen, etc.), that will be where we put our money. There are other parts of the house we may just have to live with for sake of cost-saving, such as the pine cladding on the ceilings and walls.
In their current state, it is a little depressing and dark-looking — especially along the main stairwell and in the attic conversion. Are there ways that I can treat the pine to make it look more attractive and less sauna-like? Should I paint the pine? If so, is white the best way to go? Sent by Amanda Editor: Leave your suggestions for Amanda in the comments — thanks! • Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here (those with pics get answered first).