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Posts in category Helensvale Renovation

Before & After

Before & After

I thought I would do some before and after collages to show the massive difference in the rooms.

Finished

Finished

   

Kitchen Splashback

Kitchen Splashback

I fell in love with these beautiful tiles for the kitchen splashback.  It was a bit extravagant for just a rental, but my argument was, that it made a plain kitchen look very special. Also a selling point to my reluctant husband was that they are very big, so would be easy to put up.  […]

Laundry Cupboard

Laundry Cupboard

To save $380 buying a new laundry cupboard and sink I decided to spruce the old one up.   The sink wasn’t that bad, it just needed a good clean, but the cupboard part was very rusty.  So I rubbed it down and sprayed it.   I first used a metal primer and then a matt white […]

Trouble with the steps

Trouble with the steps

We came up with a bit of a problem with the 3 steps from the main room leading up to the bedrooms and bathrooms. When we brought the house, the steps were carpeted and posed no slip threat but we wanted to tile that area, which then caused the problem because our tiles are high […]

Tiling coming along nicely

Tiling coming along nicely

Big tiles

Big tiles

Lee had to do the floor tiles in the kitchen/dining/lounge, on his own, not only because I was busy doing the bathroom tiling, but mainly because the tiles were so big.  I would have had to have my arms out at full stretch to lay one and I am just not that strong.  Looking at […]

Kitchen going in

Kitchen going in

Buying a complete pre-assembled kitchen was great, but it was a lot harder than we thought to make it fit our space.  Lee’s woodworking skills really came into play here and with a few extra shelves and a void in one corner it looks great.

Tiling

Tiling

Started laying the tiles, which is always a bit daunting at first.  I have done tiling lots of times before, but I am far from professional at it, so I lay only a few at first (the easy ones) then when they go off, I have a good base to work from.  I must say, […]

Kitchen floor

Kitchen floor

The kitchen and dining room floor, had a ‘very 80’s’ vinyl floor, which was sticky when we walked in after the tenants left, (err gross). Taking this up was another nightmare job that had my name on it! (I get all of the best jobs). Parts would just pull up, but most of it came […]

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