renovation ruminations: part 1

The house we have now is quite different from the one we bought six and a half years ago. The transformation has been gradual and we’ve had a lot of fun along the way. The first thing to go was the lino (why cover polished Tasmanian Oak flooring with lino?) and the pink walls

followed closely by light fittings, curtains and pelmets.

3.lino dining4.dining finished

The eastern end of the house had a large decked area that we would never use as we had plenty of other outdoor areas.

5.deck

We thought an office and second bathroom would be a much better option. The framework soon went up

6.office during7.office during

and it wasn’t long before the plumbing was in.

8.plumbing

Next came the sisalation

9.sisalation

and the sliding door was relocated to the front of the house.

11.sliding door

Everyday was a surprise as the inside began to take shape.

12.inside12a.surprise213.inside13a.drinkies114.inside14a.drinkies215.inside

The decking had to be cunningly re-laid.

16.deck

While the cedar cladding was fixed to the outside

17.cladding

the tiling was underway in the bathroom

18.tiling

followed closely by the shower installation.

19.shower

Once the builders has finished, the painters added the finishing touches.

20.painting21.painting23.painting24.painting

The end result was exactly as we had envisaged.

29.ensuite28.after27.after25.outside after26.outside after

8 thoughts on “renovation ruminations: part 1

  1. As with every property you own, the pair of you transform it into a beautiful home. It’s a credit to you both and most of all the place has a wonderful ‘feel’ which no amount of renovating can necessarily give.

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