Living through a reno

Mar 18, 2019 | Anoushka's Blog, Interior design and decoration

Ok guys, I’m not going to lie to you, the last few weeks haven’t been easy at my place. As you all know our renovation has been going since November last year. We had a break for Christmas and then started again third week of January. It’s the final few weeks now, finishing off electrical and plumbing (today I will finally have more than one basin working in the whole home – it’s amazing how you take that for granted). And the painter has started.

It’s been chaos, working and living through having a lounge/dining room, kitchen, laundry, ensuite and master bedroom overhauled maybe isn’t the best idea J Trades prefer it if you move it, it makes is easier and more efficient on them as they aren’t having to work around you, doesn’t matter if you’re at work all day it’s your personal items/house stuff that are an issue too.

Also for you personally, it’s exhausting every day at 7am having several trades turn up and start turning off power, water, creating mess, dust etc. Sometimes they will ask to work on a Saturday to catch up in the schedule too. We’ve been lucky, being in the industry I know my team very well, I’m super comfortable with them in the house at any time. But it’s still exhausting.

Here are some images of the chaos over the past few weeks, gives you an idea of what you might be letting yourself in for. So today’s post isn’t about how wonderful it’s all looking, how I’m in love with my new kitchen (I am by the way), or about the final result. It’s about the reality of saying you’ll be right living through it, but when it comes down to it what are you really in for? I have so many clients who say they will stay, even with kids and pets. I always tell them to think twice about that, and I can speak from experience. However, I personally wouldn’t have it any other way and I’d do it all again. I’m learning every day about the process of building, the smaller details and intricacies, this will be invaluable for my future clients.

So if you’re thinking of taking on a renovation, give me a call. Not only can I help with the design, but I can also assist with the process of renovation and help guide you through to make it the best experience possible.

Happy renovating!

Front of house before skip bin

Lounge/Dining room prep for flooring and fireplace

Master bedroom chaos

New kitchen cabinetry

Guest room chaos

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