renovation ruminations: part 3

The lounge required more of a makeover than renovation. The previous owners added the extension and despite the cream carpet, the red brick walls darkened the room.

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The first part of the project was to render and paint the walls to match the rest of the house.

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The window was replaced with double glazing and new curtains soon followed.

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We removed the carpet and most of the tiles around the fireplace. The concrete slab was sealed and Tasmanian Oak flooring laid & polished.

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A new sliding door opens onto the deck.

13.new window

The new step linked perfectly to the original timber flooring through the dining room and along the hallway.

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The new modular lounge suite and rug completed the picture.

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