We started our living room renovation last year!
Yes, It’s been that long!!! It’s been a long process, mainly because we have a life beyond renovating! It’s true! Like taking the kids out to experience some Kalgoorlie culture! Or writing about bread making! Or, sometimes, hiding from the children with a cup of coffee and a book! Mmmmm… Coffee…. And books…. But I digress!
The steps we have taken so far towards our living room renovation:
- Lifting the ceilings up to their original, 4-metre-height!
- Taking out the small window that was in the living room and replacing it with a massive, 240cm-tall, double glazed window you can see in the picture above!
- Insulating the wall around the new window, and then gyprocking it.
That’s where we stopped around February. Now that I have finally managed to clean the last bits of dust from the start of this year from all the corners and crevices of the house – I thought: “Lets do it again!”.
The things we still needed to do, were:
- Angle grinding off the old cornices from the other three walls of the room,
- Gyprocking the top part of the walls,
- Flushing all the walls with plaster!
All extremely fine-dust-causing tasks!
So yes, every part of our house is currently covered in a nice, thick layer of dust, but when it’s all over, it will be SO WORTH IT!!
The best part of it is that we have a very exciting reason to keep going and finish up ASAP: we are going away on our caravan trip in November, and we finally decided that the house is getting finished off and rented out! I am glad we made that decision, because it means we have a deadline for the renovations to be complete, and I have a free pass to minimise what we own to the absolute bare minimum that will fit in the caravan! I’m beyond excited!!
Stay tuned for updates!!