Sunday, November 27, 2011

SISTER IN LAW'S NEW HOME:

we are going out to Swanson to visit Stew's sister and check out her new house... she's had massive renovations done and we are really excited to see the changes.
I have some 'before' photos, which I will post now, then when we get home I will post the 'after' photos.



ABOVE:  front of house, hasn't changed much, new front windows and a door under the carport for access to self contained unit.


ABOVE:  before  ....


ABOVE:  and After.  She has put a vege garden in the front of the deck, and has even been eating salad greens from it already.  Impressed!



BEFORE:   from the kitchen door looking out to the deck... 



ABOVE:  deck area after she moved in.


ABOVE: the downstairs area BEFORE, just one very big room, the laundry, a storage room and the front door with stairs leading up to the main part of the house.



ABOVE:  the downstairs now has a completely seperate, self contained one bedroom unit.  It has a lounge, bedroom, kitchen and laundry/bathroom... with it's own new entrance.


My Sister In Law has retained the existing front door, existing laundry and the storage room is now a spare single bedroom.    



ABOVE:  the kitchen BEFORE:



ABOVE:  the kitchen AFTER. What you can't see to the right is a huge double pantry and on the opposite wall is the fridge and more cupboards.


ABOVE: the dining room BEFORE: ....



ABOVE: and the Dining room AFTER...  Where the metal filing cabinets are (on the right there)  is where she is putting a fireplace soon....she stripped the floors and knocked down the end wall to extend into the existing 3rd bedroom.... 



ABOVE: the 3rd bedroom became the Lounge!    She put French Doors out to the deck from the new Lounge too.... it's a lovely area now.



ABOVE:  the old Master Bedroom BEFORE: ...



ABOVE: the new Master Bedroom.   It's so light and airy... such an improvement.  This room has French Doors out to a HUGE deck too.




ABOVE:  the bathroom upstairs BEFORE: 




ABOVE: the bathroom AFTER.  All new whiteware, cabinets etc.




ABOVE:  this is the 2nd bedroom upstairs,  my SIL is still working on re-painting this room.  It was that dark blue everywhere... quite hideous.


So, we had a really nice visit with Khady, she made us a lovely lunch too.... we spent a nice few hours there. 


Home now and poor Stew is mowing the lawns.. it's really hot today.  Rather him than me!


*sigh*.... now I have to cook dinner.  Spag Bog for dinner tonight.


End of Day:  a nice day ... looking forward to me bed though... was very hot today.
nite nite.

11 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see the afters!

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  2. that's actually still a nice place. Cant' wait to see the "after"shots!

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  3. Anonymous1:09 PM

    I can't wait. I love before and after photos! (Krissy - SIngapore)

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  4. I agree- you guys have such pretty homes and I can't wait to see the newer version. : )

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  5. Very cool place, I would love a place to renovate one day :-)

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  6. WOW the improvements look amazing!!! Will get in touch with aunty and see when I can go up and spend a weekend with her with Emily.

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  7. Lots of work has gone into the house and she should be proud of her vege garden very nice indeed,house will look lovely when finished.

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  8. Lots of work has gone into the house and she should be proud of her vege garden very nice indeed,house will look lovely when finished.

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  9. Anonymous9:39 PM

    I'm shocked! You didn't like something that was painted your favourite colour! Love watching the transformation of a house after renos. WOMBAT

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  10. Khady has done an excellent job. Excellent. Obviously she has no small children or she'd be doing one room at a time. :)

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  11. Looks great, she's been working hard!

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