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Posts in category Our Build 2006

Garden Coloured Cushions

Garden Coloured Cushions

I decided my cushions on the patio furniture were a bit dull, so I trotted off to my favourite shop, ‘Stoplight’ for inspiration.  I was going to go for multi colours, but after looking around, I thought it best to stick to greens and blue.  Greens to go with the garden and the blues to […]

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

We recently started renovation our home room by room.  The house is 8 years old now and already looking a bit tired. To be honest, when we built we had a really tight budget, so things were quiet basic and now we are sprucing up we have a bit more liberty over money. I love […]

Pool

Pool

It was a great day when we filled that pool, the boys where so excited.  After living without a pool over the summer months, it was all a big rush to get it done because we had friends visiting from the UK and everything had to be just right.  Like the house, the pool had […]

Pavers delivery

Pavers delivery

Lee checking the pavers, but we still overlooked that some were from different colour batch

Finishing off the outside

Finishing off the outside

  Finishing off the outside was a great sense of achievement, as before we had only seen our design on paper. Even when the frame went up you still couldn’t imagine how it would end up looking. We had used Hebel panels for our outside walls, which were extremely heavy, so Lee was very happy […]

Tiling

Tiling

  I love my tiles:). Large tiled areas can be so boring, so we decided that putting them on an angle and making a border would be very classy.  All very good in theory, but doing it was another matter.  The most important thing was getting the first line in straight and measuring out the […]

Nightmare Kitchen

Nightmare Kitchen

The Kitchen was probably the biggest headache of the whole build.  When we build back in 2005/6 Australia was so far behind in the DIY kitchens department. Back in the UK you could go into any DIY shop and pick off the shelves a really great kitchen, any design any door colour and you can […]

Taking shape 24th September 2006

Taking shape 24th September 2006

Really taking shape now. After seeing it for so long on paper, it’s great just to stand in it.  

Getting there, 26th August 2006

Getting there, 26th August 2006

The bare bones of our house

The bare bones of our house

Each piece was colour coded and numbered. It was like a giant 3D puzzle

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