Our old lady was passed to us in September 2014. Derelict, unloved and empty for years, she had seen a lot in her 70 odd years and needed to be rescued. We have spent the last 6 years lovingly restoring her, creating a warm, cosy family home. We love her, and the experience and knowledge … Continue reading The Final Chapter
To Renovate.. verb : restore (something old, especially a building) to a good state of repair. To me, the definition doesn't quite encompass the level of physical work, emotion, stress, money, time, energy and resulting satisfaction and sense of utter pride upon completion of said renovation. To renovate is complex, all consuming and involves tears, singing, … Continue reading THE Bathroom
So, a couple of months ago I went into the 'entering the third trimester panic' where you realise the baby is coming, sooner rather than later, and perhaps you should buy a few bits and bobs and make a room habitable for a small human. I told the husband it was time to build in … Continue reading The Nursery
Who would have thought tapware could be so much fun? For a while now I have wanted black tapware. It's chic, sleek, sophisticated and makes a statement. What is not to love? Living in Perth, we are quite restricted with being able to physically view a product if it is not standard. Whilst many companies … Continue reading THE Ensuite Renovation | Part 2
When we purchased our fixer upper there were three selling points, it was in the suburb we wanted, the price was far below entry price to the area for the size of the home and it had amazing original floorboards (the only thing the previous owners had failed to damage). We saw past the holes … Continue reading THE Living Room | Our Fixer Upper
Transforming a horrible pokey, mouldy, badly designed & cheap bathroom into a luxurious haven.. part 1!