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Our Renovation Phase 5, a run for the finish line.

It doesn’t matter who I ask, most home owners who renovate feel the grind at the end of the project and just want it done. It is often been a timeframe that has spun out of control, the budget is blown and relationships are frayed. Our place is a run for the finish line at […]

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Our Renovation – Phase 3 Design comes to life

We have been renovating our Californian Bungalow for the last 9 months and now it is almost at lock up. Once the cladding materials go on we will be ready to look at the internal spaces. My wife Danielle has been collecting lots of ideas on lighting and layout.  We have held off on deciding […]

Slab is poured on our renovation

Slab is poured on our renovation

When the slab is poured you can start to see the area you have to work with. The form of the footprint starts to take shape. During this time decisions about concrete can be made. If you want to add a feature to the concrete like stones or a colour this is an opportune time […]

Demolition Phase of our Renovation

Demolition Phase of our Renovation

It is always exciting and confronting to see your demolition. Our home was done within a matter of a few days.  My wife was glad to see the back of the old kitchen and bathroom that was really being to be hard to clean and I must admit we really did leave it to the […]


Our Renovation – Phase 2 Design Comes to Life

DESIGN COMES TO LIFE The next phase after collecting all our ideas and scoping out our wants and must haves Dan my wife and I (mostly I) did up some detailed drawings. It helped in this phase for me to do some 3D evaluations so Dan could imagine each room and how it was going […]

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Follow our renovation – Phase 1. Scoping the Brief

OUR HOME – THE RENOVATION After 15 years my wife and I are tackling our own renovation. I thought it would be a good idea to chronicle the phases of our project from the first concept to the through to construction of the finished renovation. Over the next few months and you will see the process of engaging with […]

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