Our Renovation Update #2 – Dirt, Digging and Dust

Our Renovation Update #2 – Dirt, Digging and Dust

Week 2 of the renovation started with a bang – 7 truckloads of fill was delivered on Monday morning. School holidays started so the kids loved watching one truck back in, dump and leave and then the next arrive 5 minutes later. The bobcats came to spread it over...
Our Renovation Update #1 – The Fun Has Begun

Our Renovation Update #1 – The Fun Has Begun

  Well, it’s finally happened…  Our renovation has begun and we have action on site! A lot of action actually in a few days, so here’s a round up of Reno Week 1: The asbestos removal company came to get rid of the asbestos laden eaves and...
5 Quick Tips for Choosing a Builder

5 Quick Tips for Choosing a Builder

So for me it seems the hardest part of getting the reno started was choosing a builder! Choosing the builder to make your vision come to life is a big decision and one that can have devastating consequences if you get it wrong. It’s certainly taken me a while to...
The Timber vs Laminate Debate

The Timber vs Laminate Debate

One of the hardest decisions for our renovation has been choosing the flooring. The timber vs laminate debate! We’re having hard floors throughout the whole house, except for our bedroom/robe, and the living room (which will be carpet over existing pine). So...
My Top 6 Hamptons Style Kitchen Pendant Lights

My Top 6 Hamptons Style Kitchen Pendant Lights

This week I’ve been researching lighting, particularly the pendant lights that I want to hang over the kitchen island bench. Pendants create a focal point, a feature and a sense of drama and luxe to the space. With a 3m long island bench I’ll go for a set...