While we are waiting for the next phase of the build to be completed, I am distracting myself with the finer details. First up is the kitchen and laundry design. We are using the fabulous P&K Joinery since they did such a great job on the ‘urban luxe’ renovation (more photos of that renovation to come). These were some … More New Build Update: Kitchen Design
Over the holidays, my other half smashed it out in the back yard pulling up seemingly never-ending cubic metres of concrete and tearing down the old pergola. The garden had a swimming pool that had been filled in by the previous owners which was dug up by the earthworks machinery earlier on in the renovation. But that … More Renovation Update: Landscaping
I can not express how enormously relieved I am to tell you that our windows have finally gone in! Well, almost (the two sky windows are lucky last to be installed). We were originally planning to get regular aluminium frames (how many options can there really be?) but once we started down the passive house road, we learned that the solar gains, extra … More New build update: Windows!
Happy New Year! What an epic 2016. We finished the renovation (the inside anyway) and after being confined to one tiny bedroom (with a roof leak) for a few months it is a huge relief and thrill to cook in a nice kitchen, walk around in bare feet and not share a bathroom with tradies. The last … More Renovation update: Kitchen Reveal
Slow and steady wins the race, right? I’m not sure the new build is winning any kind of race, however, the frame and trusses are now complete and the bricks have been laid! We are expecting the roof, windows and cladding to be installed over the next few weeks. You may recall in an earlier … More New Build Update: Slow and steady?
It has been a while since I posted and a lot has changed since the slab was poured for the extension! The rain did not let up but the builders pushed through and we are now well and truly at lock up. I wanted the back extension to be set apart from the original house … More Renovation Update: Frames to lock up!
It has been the wettest Winter I can remember but I’m pleased to share that there is finally something that resembles a house growing out of the ground! One of the first things we realised as the frame was going up was just how much glazing there will be. So much so, that we decided … More New build update: frames and trusses
Kitchens are up there with my top three favourite rooms to design and I am beyond excited to see this one come together. It’s not a large space but is part of an open plan dining/family room and faces large glass doors overlooking a small courtyard that opens up to the rest of the back … More Kitchen Design (the extra fun part)
It’s been two weeks since the ‘urban luxe’ renovation started and I think there have been almost more rainy days than dry ones! Needless to say, there is mud everywhere. Nevertheless, the builders have well and truly got stuck in and the footings for the front bedroom and ensuite and slab for the family room have been … More Construction starts and it’s a mud bath
Chris and I sometimes joke that if someone broke into our house they would think the owner was an 86-year-old lady because our furniture is a mix of inherited pieces from both families (including grandparents) and there is absolutely no common theme whatsoever. There are some things we treasure, but there are other things that … More Top 5 interior & homewares shops (June)