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
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
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!
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
So just in case building one house wasn’t enough, we decided to take on another renovation project! The truth is that we needed somewhere to live while our new home was being built, and we have cats which would have made renting tricky. At the same time, there was a good opportunity to buy an … More Exciting new project!