Is there a part of your home that is a real feature, and has that 'wow factor'? Be it an interesting layout, a unique piece of furniture, a striking paint colour or even an unusual print, having a stand-out feature can become a talking point and something that makes your home unique. With our newly renovated house, that wow feature is most definitely the exposed beams on our pitched ceiling. Today I'm showing you the whole process of how we exposed the beams. It certainly was not without moments of tears and frustration, but the amazing transformation was more than worth it!
This month is all about showing off the different spaces in our newly renovated house, which is super fun for me to do, and I hope you enjoy coming along for the ride too! It's been awesome for us to start seeing everything really come together around here.
We painted the entire house (both exterior and interior) ourselves, and are still going with the painting in quite a few different areas around the home. This teamed with other tasks we still have to complete, such as building a laundry, landscaping the garden and creating a new command centre, has really made this whole project feel like a massive labour of love! But it's also something that we're both incredibly proud of, and I think it's great for our kids to see how much hard work we're putting in to create our dream home. Now that we're in, they get to help out too which is a lot more fun. So, thus far I've given you a sneak peek at our kitchen and the kids' finished bedrooms. Today I'm excited to be showing you our master bedroom and ensuite. Let's go!
Well friends, I'm excited to report that we have finally moved back into our newly renovated home! If you've been following along on our whole renovating journey, you'd know just how much work we've put in to get to this stage, and although we still have a lot of work ahead, it is amazing to officially be back in our home.
If you've had to move house numerous times or have been through the whole building/renovating process, you would know just how full-on it is - chaotic, fun, messy, stressful, exciting, exhausting, thrilling! It sends you through a real roller-coaster of emotions. Looking back over the whole time, I have to admit there are many things that we could have done more efficiently, that I would do differently if I had my time over. Today, I'm sharing my thoughts on the whole moving process - the ups, the downs, and the reality that might be of some help to those of you planning a move, build or renovation any time soon.
Well friends, it's been exactly 6 months since our renovation started, and I think it's safe to say that we are nearly ready to move back into our new home. So exciting! It's been quite a while since I've given you all an update, so today I'll be showing you around our abode - both the exciting new parts, and the not-so-great mess in the rest of the house. Nothing good in life comes easy, right? So although we've got quite a lot of work still ahead of us, we've also got a beautiful new space that's ready for our little family to start enjoying. Are you ready to take a look around?
Have you ever renovated your home? Or taken on a massive DIY project? If the answer is yes to either or both of these questions, then I'm sure you could relate to the mixed feelings we currently find ourselves experiencing with our home renovation. We've come to realize that such a massive project really is a roller-coaster of emotions that really impacts on your daily life - both in negative and positive ways. Although everyone warns you that it's going to be a crazy process, until you’re actually living through it, it’s hard to know just what it will be like for you personally.
Would you call yourself a DIYer? Are you someone who likes to do home projects yourself to save money, or do you prefer to call in the experts? If you've been keeping up to date with our current home renovation, you would know that we are very much the former - mad DIYers. We are currently smack bang in the middle of some serious painting work on the exterior of our new abode. Over the last 9 years, we have painted both the entire interior and exterior of our house. And now we're changing it all up and doing it again! #crazy.
Completing the painting yourself, especially during a renovation when it feels like your money is flying out the door, really is a massive cost saver. When we compared some of the quotes upwards of $20,000 just for the exterior painting to the cost of some new brushes, rollers and cans of paint, it was completely worth the effort to do it ourselves.