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Derek de Sousa

It's a beautifully stylish bathroom renovation. The quality of which I'm certain the owners will enjoy for many years. I can only imagine how beautiful the rest of the project is and how it has added to the value of the house. Well done Danielle Trippett Interior Design.

It seems a few people may have misread the article. The article said the budget of $50k - $70k was for the whole project of which the bathroom was a part of.

Was this bathroom makeover part of a larger renovation?
It was part of a renovation of both upstairs bathrooms (the family bathroom and the master ensuite). I also redecorated a few rooms downstairs and the master bedroom.

If you are interested, here are a few before and after images of our 1st attempt at the renovation game.

Notice the hole in the wall? This is where a possum decided to take up residence in the wall. He nawd away the plaster in the wall which also opened up a hole in the adjoining bedroom. He also carefully rounded the timber nogging to be more comfortable. It was interesting getting him out.

Having a shave was interesting. Notice where the vanity mirror was?

The shower was only 800mm square and the ceiling in the shower was lowered to 300mm above the sliding door. It felt like you were in a small box.

This is the end result.

It was our 1st complete home renovation. We put in a lot of sweat equity. The reno cost us approx $70k, working every Fri, Sat and Sunday for 12 months while teaching Mon - Thurs in our Music Schools.

Our starting valuation came in as low as $320K. We spend $77k over 12 months and sold for $615K.

It was highly rewarding on so many levels "over and above" the result we received on the sale of the house.

Here is a link to the video of the completed project, if you're interested.

Video link to completed project.

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We are in the process of updating & renoing the house - we are installing a free standing bath in a wet room - lots of negative comments on how I'm going to clean the bath ???? easy -it will be in a wet room, we have installed a hand held shower hose that can reach all the way around the bath including into the bath for cleaning :) - I think this reno of the bathroom is amazing

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The Doktor

@Derek de Sousa

"It seems a few people may have misread the article. The article said the budget of $50k - $70k was for the whole project of which the bathroom was a part of."

No, the article says:

"Room purpose and size: An upstairs bathroom measuring approximately 10 square metres that is used by the children when they are living here or visitingBudget: Between $50,000 and $70,000"

Thus indicating they spent that amount on one bathroom.


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