Monday, January 10, 2011

the beginnings of a home renovation

Finally some photos of the start of our home renovation!

To give you a sense of what we are doing. This is a view from the backyard looking back at the house. We are extending into the side concrete driveway and out into the backyard to create an open plan kitchen/lounge area and new bathroom.

Part of the driveway removed...

The pergola comes down, trench is dug, hot water system moved...

I'm a bit embarassed to show you the state of my kitchen but here it is. Temporary kitchen wall created so once the kitchen wall and part of the above wall (from left to the right of the door frame) is removed, we still have a working, functional kitchen and security with a solid, lock up door.

This photo was taken from the end of the hallway as you enter the kitchen. Once it's transformed you will see an open plan lounge and kitchen. That's the plan!


  1. how exciting, the fun has started, i notice the beer on the counter, empty after a hard days work.

  2. Ha ha that's right Mel! It's my job to provide the beers and food :)

  3. oh so exciting Maria!! cant wait to hear and see more...we're thinking of renovating our investment home as we;ve been looking for something new to buy for close to two years now - no luck!!


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