Renovation Update: Building the Main Bathroom


Hi lovelies, Sorry it's been a while between posts. The last few weeks have been really tough - I am only just managing to keep my head above water. But the good news is, I have come to one giant conclusion this month: Newborns and renovations do not mix!! This may seem like an obvious statement. However, I am often in the habit of biting off more than I can chew, and this my friends, is one of those times. I actually want to write an ENTIRE blog post about this, so I will refrain from … [Continue reading...]

Choosing Tiles for the Ensuite


Choosing tiles has been one of the hardest decisions of our renovation. Once you choose tiles and have them installed, there is no going back. This makes it a very scary decision. Plus, it can be hard to picture what a particular tile will look like once it fills a wall. But we persevered and we are thrilled with the results! Feature Tile The feature of our ensuite is the double shower. We therefore needed to capitalise on this and make it really special. We decided that a feature tile would … [Continue reading...]

Gyprocking and Waterproofing the Ensuite


On Monday morning, I woke to sound of pelting rain on the windows and thanked my lucky stars that I didn’t have to venture out into it. All the renovation jobs I had to do were admin jobs – paying bills, ordering kitchen appliances, booking a carpet quote, etc. That was at 9am. At 9.34am, […]

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GIVEAWAY: Free 3-Hour House Clean!


  When Carol from HomeHello contacted me a couple of weeks ago, she told me about a new home-cleaning company founded by a group of NSW Uni students. And can I just say, it looks ACE! They have brought home-cleaning into the 21st Century, with an easy-to-use website which allows you to instantly book a […]

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What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

What to take in your Hospital Bag

Hi friends! Okay, so this is WAY off the renovating topic. But honestly, I wanted a break form writing/thinking/dreaming/talking about the house at the moment. Plus I have several girlfriends who are going to give birth in the next month or two (!!), and I’ve been promising each of them a list of things to […]

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Renovation Update: Installing Gyprock!


It is starting to look like a REAL house! Each step during a reno feels exciting, as it is a step closer to a move-in date. I was excited when the floor went down, when the bricks went up and when the roof went on. But NOTHING compares to installing gyprock! I hadn’t been to […]

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Renovation Update: We Have a Roof!


I would like to start this post by saying a massive thank you to my little boy, Jack. Although he can’t read QUITE yet, I want to publicly acknowledge his awesomeness at sleeping in the car. Since we are living with my folks, we are a 45 minute drive away from our Balmain house. Which […]

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How to Design an En-suite: A Jigsaw Puzzle!

The Block in Melbourne

Throughout the whole process of designing our home, we always consider the effect our decisions will have on the re-sale value. Reason being, we think we will outgrow this house within 5-7 years (hopefully if more babies come along). We therefore look at our renovation as an investment, not just as our home. We’ve had […]

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