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    Hey, thought I'd throw up some of the photos from my house renovation. I've been meaning to do this since I joined the 6 and TS but have never got around to compiling all the photos in one place.

    I've been following with great interest MTK's new home and absoultely love the progress and design concept(s). It looks like it will be a beautiful home, which is better than some of the "houses" people build.

    I've been doing this since January 2005 and have pretty much finished at the moment. The house is on the market and I'm thinking of moving to either get a place on the Harbour, or stay out where I am and design a new place and build from scratch (the Mrs is an Industrial and Interior designer).

    Anyway the break down works as follows.

    January 2005 ---> August 2005: Interior demolition and renovation
    Feburary 2006---> May 2006: Exterior landscaping, pool renovation and carport build
    November 2006---> March 2007: Exterior landscaping works including sandstone feature carved from hand, privacy wall from street to hide cars and plants
    April 2007 ----> March 2008: Filling of backyard with landfill to re turf over to make land a little more easy to mow. March 2008 culminated in laying 850 sq m of turf in 2 days.

    Anyways. Here we go.


    January 2005: A blank canvas






















    Entrance from the driveway




    Downstairs bathroom




    Upstairs main bathroom
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    Previous ensuite from Master bedroom






    Downstairs TV room.





    Kitchen through to dining room





    Dining room. You can see the lounge off to the left, love the arches aye






    Lounge room, this is from the entry to the house



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    OMG - Good luck! wow what a task!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Club 411 View Post
    OMG - Good luck! wow what a task!
    Hehe yeah it's been an exercise, took a long time. Especially dealing with all the contractors etc. It ended up taking much longer than we'd anticipated which I wasn't too happy about. But what can you do!
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    What's the ETA on completion?
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    wow, i'm impressed, I love projects like this....

    can't wait to see more photos!
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    very very nice, looking forward to see it complete.

    Good luck.

    Alex...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Club 411 View Post
    What's the ETA on completion?
    Pretty much done. Or 98% done depending on if I sell or stay, just trying to get all the photos uploaded and sort through them all and work out which ones to post!

    Quote Originally Posted by MTK View Post
    wow, i'm impressed, I love projects like this....

    can't wait to see more photos!
    Thanks! The pink walls just weren't doing it for me anymore

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    very very nice, looking forward to see it complete.

    Good luck.

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    Pool area, all the gardens were overgrown






    View from one of the upstairs bedrooms





    Alternate shot of property from same bedroom










    Interior demolitions begin.







    Cut out the existing archways and replaced with beam. Also Blackbutt timber for flooring










    Removed two walls in this photo below. One on the right where you can see the exposed brickwork and one straight ahead that separated the kitchen from the dining.


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    cant wait to see the finished product...
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    Creation/extension of new ensuite from previous ensuite and main bathroom, this is the new ensuite for the master bedroom. By knocking the wall down and combining the existing ensuite and main bathroom the size of the proposed ensuite more than doubled in size.






    You can see where the new main bathroom is going past the gyprock wall in this photo below, also visible is new copper piping for water provisions






    Guts of new main bathroom






    The downstairs flooring begins to be put down















    While this is on going George starts cracking on and begins painting the outside






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