Claire O’Connell Home

The Everyday Home

DIY / Design / Renovation

Seasonal Trends, Home Hacks, & DIY Tips

You don’t have to have any experience or a huge budget to create the home of your dreams or start building an investment portfolio.

We are spilling all of our secrets and sharing DIY, Design and Renovation tips to you can love your home or take the stress out of building your investment portfolio.

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Forbes Home & The Interiors Addict



Serial renovators embark on 15th house and this one’s for keeps! Collaboration with The Interiors Addict

Ever had a pinch me moment? This is mine! I have been featured in the Interior Addicts blog sharing our renovation story.

How to Find the Best Deals Thrifting – 5 Top Tips

Let’s go treasure hunting. There are so many great finds at the Thrift shop and I’m here to spill the beans and share how to find the best deals.

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Scroll to view my easy to use editable templates and e-courses to help you with your renovation needs.

House Flipping Calculator

Don’t leave money on the table!

The Biggest mistake house flippers make is not doing the proper analysis BEFORE buying their flip house. Avoid buying a FLOP by doing a thorough purchase analysis and knowing your numbers, and this calculator will give you a side by side comparison of your investments.

Your investments should work hard for you…

Renovation Material & Budget Tracker

WOW! Renovations are so overwhelming! Not knowing what to order or how even to start to put a list together, let alone a budget!!Imagine a world where you have a list of materials organised by room, one that helps you start to plan your budget with a super-easy snapshot sheet to check your overall budget per room.


Airbnb Calculator

Avoid the BIGGEST mistake short term rental investors make by getting my short term rental investment CALCULATOR!

Your investments should work hard for you….take the guess work out of your purchase; build a portfolio of potential to earn passive income

Kitchen Design Masterclass

This Masterclass will teach you everything you need to feel confident in creating the kitchen of your dreams!

You will love this Masterclass if you want

To Design a kitchen you will love in 20 yrs

A truck load of Practical, real life design tips

A tips, valuable info, budget tracker and BONUS Lessons!!

The Flipping School

I’ve got a roadmap packed full of actionable lessons that will help you flip smart and build your business.

You’ll gain the confidence to take on an adventurous and lucrative flipping business.

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Hi there, we are Claire & Derek

claire and derek


We have renovated over 15 houses across UK, USA & Australia. All of the properties we purchased were distressed and in need of a full redesign and remodel.
We knew nothing when we started our first renovation and have honed our DIY and investing skills gaining financial freedom through the decisions we have made. We are now sharing all we know about renovation, design and investing, in Airbnb and flip houses.
“…..The biggest secret of all…..THERE’S NOTHING SPECIAL ABOUT US!”
– Claire O’Connell





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Affordable House Hacks

Living in Style

Knowing how and where to spend your money will go a long way to helping you create a home you will love for years to come.  Follow our blog to get updates on new trends, money saving tips, investment tips and more inspiration than you will know what to do with.

Some of my favourite brands

Koala Eco
Designer Appliances
Mica Lighting
Ugg Australia