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 the house for a few days, as we went up to Avoca for 4 nights over my Birthday. So it was awesome to come home and see the progress.
Our gyprocker had been on site measuring and cutting the large sheets of gyprock to attach to the stud walls. What is gyprock you ask? Goooood question! It is essentially big panels of plaster pressed between big sheets of paper. It’s the stuff you use for internal walls and ceilings.
So far, the gyprock has only been installed upstairs. Don’t you think the gyprock really makes the timber beam stand out? If you squint, you can see an electrical chord that has been drilled into the centre of the beam. We will eventually hang a large pendant-light here. I’m currently on the hunt for one that both Matt and I like – I’ll get back to you in 5 years time.
This is a pic of our upstairs bedroom. That doorway is the entrance into our walk-in-robe and en-suite. It’s funny, the gyprock actually makes the space look smaller. But have you noticed that whenever you put furniture in a space, it always makes it look bigger? So bring on the furniture I say!
This shot is taken standing on our bedroom balcony looking back into the bedroom. What do you think of the french door frame?! The doors have been taken off to be painted. They were pulled out of an old house in Castle Hill that my parents own. They are property developers and love re-using anything they can from old homes. They kept this before I even began renovating and I’m so grateful they did. It will be perfect for our balcony doors.
This is taken from our balcony, looking down into the backyard. This is the same “Deep Ocean” Colourbond colour we used for the roof, and I love it. The builder will actually cut some squares in this slanted roof to install two sky-lights. This will allow sunshine to beam down into our living room.
This is what the house is looking like at the moment… eeeek! So exciting! Still trying to decide if we paint those exterior bricks, or render them. I’m leaning towards rendering at the moment.
Gotta run – must order toilets, bath and tapware by this afternoon so the plumber has it all in time.
– Penny xo