It has been ages since we’ve done any real work on Pen Y Llechwedd, other than regular repairs and maintenance. We actually made a decision to do nothing on the house for a period of time, as the Builder was going through a difficult time, and needed to focus on his health. Taking the time…Continue Reading
Let’s face it, Summer in Queensland is hot, so hot in fact we tend not to spend our weekends working in the heat, especially the outdoor areas, instead we use the Winter months to update and change our home.
In previous years, we’ve spent all of Winter working away in the garden to provide “outdoor garden…Continue Reading
When I first started working with the Builder, my days were filled with not a lot as I grappled to find my space within the industry. It’s a different story now as my days are jam-packed with the adventure that is being a builder’s wife! From school runs to meeting with clients there are so…Continue Reading
First up I want to say I hate the word budget! This post will not be encouraging you to purchase the cheapest of everything or to DIY the whole project. Instead what it will do, is encourage you to look at all the options as there are many ways in which you can save on…Continue Reading
Another reader question to be answered today, with one reader asking about what options there are for closing in your verandah. It is not always possible for us to extend our homes, but when thinking a little creatively you can make extra space out of what you already have in your home, like closing in…Continue Reading
I’m one of those people at a BBQ that gets cornered by lots of questions. In my experience, everyone has questions for builders. Fortunately for me, I’m not shy of a good natter and don’t mind sharing what I have learned. There are some reoccurring questions, most of which I have answered here at one…Continue Reading
I’m bringing you something a little different this week, as I share a wonderful Queenslander renovation by Rachael at Front Porch Properties. I am completely taken with this thoughtful renovation and the space created from what was a small property. With a little imagination and a whole bunch of hard work, improving…Continue Reading