We have a great arrangement with our neighbours.  When they go on holiday, we look after their dog and have use of their beautiful pool.  Our kids usually couldn’t wait for them to go away and when they were little, they would put on their goggles and swimwear, open the blinds in their room for the world to see, and watch the neighbours pack their car for the holiday.  Understandably, this became a bit embarrassing at times, so we thought we should consider putting in our own pool, just to give our neighbours a rest 🙂


Of course, putting a pool into a small backyard, isn’t as easy as you might think.  Over the next few weeks, I’ll show you a few obstacles we’ve had work around, as well as how the extension of our home has progressed.  Have a look at the First Phase, to see a bit of background of the area we live in, the history of our house and what we’ve planned for the entire project.  For now, we’ll start with our plans for the backyard and what it looked like before we started…

renovation new extension


Renovation removal of roof


renovation privacy hedge


Renovation landscaping Proposed plan for extension

To see what we’ve done to the interior, follow the links below:

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.

Cheerio ’til next time!

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