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Lyndie’s Kitchen Renovation – Installation Begins

A kitchen is that tricky room in your house that needs detailed thinking and extensive planning to get just right.  A well functioning kitchen doesn’t just make the cooking hub of your home more functional and easier to navigate, but add value to your home (so no pressure there…)  After a few weeks of cooking in an electrical frying pan in the garage in the middle of winter, installation day finally arrived (and not a moment too soon)!  This is how it went down: DEMOLITION The layout of our kitchen has changed quite a bit, so we (no, didn’t get my hands dirty) had to demolish the entire interior.  We (I use the term “we” quite loosely, my husband, nor I never touched any equipment) removed the benchtop that separated the kitchen and informal dining area to create one large open plan area. We also changed the position of the oven and fridge.  The dishwasher and sink were left in their original positions. The window cavity that overlooks the entertainment area was widened and we installed a bi-fold window with a narrow benchtop on the entertainment area side. This will give us the benefit of a serving bay for placing food platters, a place for kids to sit at meal time, or keeping the host company while washing dishes (Yes, I did mean that the guests will be washing dishes 🙂 Our builders, The Swedish giant, Dan and...

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PROJECT: New Mexican Kitchen

 1.   BEFORE Sometimes we meet a client that pushes the boundaries even more than we do! Her kitchen was outdated and didn’t fit in with the rest of her quirky home. We were given the challenge to come up with a kitchen design with a Mexican twist, but still make the kitchen timeless and add value to the resale value of her home in the future.   2.  CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT The new kitchen was installed on top of the existing timber floors. We chose dark timber laminated cupboards to contrast the natural timber floor. The client wanted blue hand...

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LYNDIE’S KITCHEN RENOVATION: The Reveal

If you’ve been following our home renovation, you’re probably eager to see the end result of our kitchen!  To see the first stages and how the renovation progressed, follow these links: Before & After of Entry and Stairs, Before Photos of the Interior, Renovation, First Phase, Ensuite Bathroom Make Over, Kids’ Bathroom Make Over, Demolition day, Kitchen installation begins. This photo was taken just before demolition began – it’s amazing how quickly everything is stripped to the bare bones of the house.  We removed this benchtop that separated the informal dining and kitchen, to allow the dining area to become more part of the kitchen. We went for a black and white colour scheme, but warmed it up with timber elements to resemble a country kitchen.  The old butcher’s block, which accompanied the butchery we purchased 16 years ago, was restored by my father-in-law.  It’s exceptionally heavy, so we fitted it with wheels in order to cart it where needed. Here’s the kitchen stripped of all cabinets and benchtops – only thing remaining…those beautiful splashback tiles with depictions of fruit… We widened the window and replaced it with a bi-fold window to create better flow to the new entertainment area extension. Great improvement, even if I have to say so myself 🙂  The oil painting of our family beach house in South Africa, was a gift from my Mum for my 40th birthday and takes pride...

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Lyndie’s Renovation: The Sausage Sizzle

  What better way to end a renovation project than with a sausage sizzle.  The team has almost become like part of the family, so we just had to thank them by leaving them with a full tummy at the end of the project.  The guys had been amazing and an absolute pleasure to work with. To see the entire project, check out the links below: The new extension, Final Photos, New Extension:  Revealing the exterior, Lyndie’s Renovation: The end is in Sight,  Before & After of Entry and Stairs, Before Photos of the Interior, Renovation, First Phase, Ensuite Bathroom...

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LYNDIE’S RENOVATION: Final photos

It’s time for the big reveal at last!  With careful planning, thoughtful design and working with a great builder (Thank you Daniel and Team :)), we’ve managed to improve the liveability, as well as add value to our home in Cherrybrook.  To maintain continuity, our builder made sure that the new extension blends seamlessly with our existing home by using the same materials.  The finishes of our interior spaces portray a Modern Country/Colonial character and fits the exterior style of our home.  The way each room flows into each other, makes entertaining a breeze and a relaxed atmosphere is present as soon as you enter our home (which immediately dissipates when greeted by Chloe, our rescue dog).  We can’t be happier with the end result.                   Image by Blue Poppy Photography If you’ve missed the renovation in other parts of our home, follow the links below: New Extension:  Revealing the exterior, Lyndie’s Renovation: The end is in Sight,  Before & After of Entry and Stairs, Before Photos of the Interior, Renovation, First Phase, Ensuite Bathroom Make Over, Kids’ Bathroom Make Over, Demolition day, Formal Lounge Room Reveal, Kitchen installation begins, Kitchen Reveal, Formal Dining Room Demolition, Inspiration for the new Bar, Bar Reveal, The New Extension, Digging the Pool, Concreting the Pool, Pool Progress, A new room takes shape. Cheerio ’til next time! Please follow and...

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Lyndie’s Renovation: THE NEW EXTENSION REVEAL

  Our renovation has finally come to an end.  We can now move freely around our home without leaving muddy tread marks all over the timber floors, we’re cooking in the kitchen instead of the garage and the bar has had an initiation of note!  It’s time to reveal the much anticipated new extension.  We’re extremely happy with the end result and can’t believe we can finally share the first images of the exterior.  Next week, we’ll show you how the interior of the new extension turned out. Image by Blue Poppy Photography Image by Blue Poppy Photography If you’ve missed the renovation in other parts of our home, follow the links below for a catch up: Lyndie’s Renovation: The end is in Sight,  Before & After of Entry and Stairs, Before Photos of the Interior, Renovation, First Phase, Ensuite Bathroom Make Over, Kids’ Bathroom Make Over, Demolition day, Formal Lounge Room Reveal, Kitchen installation begins, Kitchen Reveal, Formal Dining Room Demolition, Inspiration for the new Bar, Bar Reveal, The New Extension, Digging the Pool, Concreting the Pool, Pool Progress, A new room takes shape. See you next week for the reveal of the interior of the new extension. Cheerio ’til next time! Please follow and like...

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Lyndie’s Renovation: The End is in Sight

It’s been a good 4 months of renovating and living in an environment of noise and construction mess.  Can’t believe that very soon we’ll be stoking a fire at night, cook in a beautiful new kitchen and hang out with friends around the new bar.  Next week, I’ll show you how the new extension turned out, but first, the finishes… The tiling of the interior of the pool is well underway and the limestone paving around it, have come up a treat.  The stone colours flow very well with the indoor tiles of the new extension and create a seamless look.  We can start visualising hanging out on the deck around the bbq and taking frequent dips in the pool as the day heats up. The brickwork is slowly disappearing under render – this new room will have a bright, fresh look for that perfect indoor/outdoor feel. To get the massive new bi-fold doors to the back of the house, extra muscle was required.  I couldn’t assist, as I was holding a “heavy” camera at the time… Our photogenic dog, Chloe, is supervising the tiling process.  She’s trying her utmost to be in every single renovation shot.  These indoor limestone tiles from Marble Matters have lovely warm tones and tie in well with the interior timber flooring. The last few bits, painting and electrical and we’re ready to roll.  Don’t miss next week’s reveal! If...

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Lyndie’s Renovation: A NEW ROOM TAKES SHAPE

  We’re not newbies at realising the potential health benefits of outdoor living.  Although this was not our first consideration before deciding to extend and enclose our entertainment area, it certainly helped in ticking more boxes in the pro’s than con’s list.  This room would enhance our lifestyle by becoming a dining, living and entertainment room all in one.  We wanted the design to be an extension of our home, opening up to the outdoors with new pool and merging indoor living areas with outdoor areas effortlessly.  We had to do it right, first time around.  Of course, the trick to designing that perfect outdoor room is to make it complement your existing home, to have it blend in architecturally, as well as selecting finishes that would tie in with the indoor rooms.   The exterior part needs the same consideration, selecting roofing material that would match the existing roofing structure, face brick matching existing brick, as well as considering the pitch of the new roof.   As you can see, our dog still can’t miss any of the action and can’t wait for this project to come to an end…  Nevertheless, she’s doing a great job overseeing the build 🙂 Before: This door to our tv room will be replaced by bifold doors and the corners of the room will be squared.  We’ll remove the existing roof, as this is the only way we could effectively create a unified look with...

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Lyndie’s Home Renovation: THE NEW EXTENSION

We love our suburb of Cherrybrook – our home is in a quiet cul-de-sac, we’re close to schools, shops and in 2019, we’ll have a train station about a block away!  After extensive homework, we came to the conclusion that it would be cheaper to spruce up our almost 20 year old home, build an extension and put in a pool, rather than move to a home close by with similar amenities.  If you’ve missed out on where it all started, follow the link:  Lyndie’s home renovation: First Phase. After weeks of staring at a big hole in the ground, the pool has been concreted and will take a bit of time to cure before tiling begins.  The time has arrived to demolish the pergola, remove the roof of the TV room and prepare the site to pour the slab for the new extension. After a few hours, the job is done!  My dog has the tendency to photobomb and it’s pretty difficult to find any photos without her in it. Luckily she’s pretty photogenic, so I don’t mind too much.  So this is what the backyard looks like without the pergola – a little bit desolate and bare…  The new slab will connect with the pool and stretch from the TV room all the way to the end of the house.  This is where a new wall will be built that...

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Lyndie’s Renovation in Cherrybrook – Concreting the Pool

  Although pools don’t usually give you a good return on investment, it must surely be on the list of every Australian’s Dream Backyard.   Cherrybrook, in NSW, can get as hot as hell in summer, so we decided to go all the way and put in a concrete pool.  The entertaining area extension will have a view over the new pool area, so we thought we’d better not skimp on the size.  To fit the budget, we chucked the water feature and splurged on heating and nice pavers.  Heating would prolong our swimming season by at least 3 months, so now we can get the most out of this new expensive toy 🙂  If you’ve missed the beginning of the pool installation, follow the links below: Digging the Pool, Pool Progress   The excavation is finished and now ready for the framework.  The frame is built with corrugated iron, steel and a timber frame to contain and shape the concrete.   The stairs are shaped and smoothed, ready to be tiled after the curing process.   Finally, the pool is ready for our first “pool party”.  All it needs is a few weeks of curing for the concrete to harden.  It also needs a good hose down every day, to ensure that the concrete doesn’t crack.  We’re now ready for tiling, but first, we need to start the demolition work to make room for...

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