Style by Gillian - Design/Renovate
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home often after dinner. So communication with the trades happens with me every am and during the day. I did a site visit as scheduled once a week ( quality control ) etc and then helped Stephanie source new items to add and enhance the clean fresh home. Accessories and some occasional chairs - got trade discounts at a number of outlets so a very efficient and effective transformation with in 4 weeks. Only 1 week required to have them leave the home -as we had 2/3 of the floor timbers sanded and repolished. Truly delightful clients and they love the way the home feels - and were very trusting of me and my crews. A very positive work experience for all involved.
were done in the timeline. Plus we made a big mirror feature mounted on a strong metal backing. Improvements with the approval of council.My idea is we then paint that large concrete block wall the colourbond colour " Deep Ocean " not only will it then match the gutters and other metal work on the house but pick up the vibrant pool trim tiles. Then that wall really is a feature. We tackle all size projects and this was a very pleasant experience - lovely clients.
pool all done. I did decide on repainting all metal work including the garage doors and change lighting at the front. Inside work - I figured they could handle living with the work as they had rebuilt 3 bathrooms a year ago. What really helped this whole process was the fact that her husband Ian was semi retired and really accomplished at organising things - plus didn't get too rattled.He and I kept in touch regularly. We decided on full internal paint and freshen all outside metal and timber work too.I bought in a great team led by Brad Lin.
Di and Ian were living with this plus all floors sanded back and new carpet, so lots of inconvenience - moving furniture all the time, shifting bedrooms etc - but very little issues. There is always something - but the floor sander returned and redid a beautiful parquet floor as for some reason the finish was a bit cloudy in a few spots. No problem Simon redid it quickly. No extra charge - helps to be a regular referral. Other items included new feature lights and lovely curtains from More than Curtains ( another lovely job from them ). Then we simplified some of the accessories and it has made the place look so fresh and new. A delightful couple - every trade commented - how kind and easy going they were - and that really makes a job so much easier.
Another very positive experience - going over for a visit soon.
integrated the laundry ) but the design now really complements the remainder of the home. I did introduce some additional trades required - including a very good painter who made the old timber windows white and fresh.Plus re ran the Karndean flooring all the way through the whole top storey - so adds to the really spacious Hamptons feel. The results are very pleasing and Kitchenworks excellent project management was evident again. Patty was really easy to work with and so delighted she and Bud are happy with this job.
was obviously very much a area they loved to entertain on was in very bad repair. Jenny and Graeme had the ability to leave the home for a period of most of the works - which meant the crews could do a long day and no " set up " - " clean up " this saves so much time - time is money. The crews were excellent. - Brad Lin and all the men who not only did all the insulation and gyprock in the second storey. Completely changed the interior with a massive paint job. Required- and so much sanding - patching and numerous coats of paint for all the beams and detailed wood work. We ended up having to use outdoor paint on some of the internal beams as the years of stain kept leaching through. Despite that set back we got the desired look - I chose a very bright white Dulux 1/4 lexicon, which made this coastal home so fresh and new. The " Hamze Team - Ray and Mike of DCR Carpentry and Construction rebuilt not only the decks and privacy screen but did a lot of necessary repair. Earlier Ray had rebuilt the front entry deck - the owners saw it and said " lets make it all this beautiful " - so within 24 hours notice a large team had returned and where able to do the job in the remaining time available. The upstairs bedrooms were given fresh carpet and the remaining floors supplied and expertly fitted with Karndean Korlok from Flooringzone. A very beautiful finish to the home. Despite some adjustments and set backs that often happen in a major renovation, the couple couldn't have been more appreciative and easy to work with. A thoroughly enjoyable experience - and the results are so pleasing. Ready for overseas guests for that wedding early 2019.
A 1980's home with no real improvements since being built, all bathrooms not working well, electrical work very bad etc etc - so every wall opened provided more challenges - given both owners worked full time and had other family responsibilities - I took on a very active role.
Despite only charging for on site time. At the end of the project I was asked to help make their old home a townhouse in the west be ready and appealing for sale " Fresh face for a townhouse for sale " . It was decided instead of renting all furniture and accessories we rent the bare minimum and purchase all accessories that were used at the townhouse and will eventually go to the new home - wall art, bedding, decorative items and practical ones. Wishing them well - and so glad they moved into a very safe and welcoming area - the neighbours became very friendly and we did some work on a another home in the the crescent. Best of luck for the the future
We managed to salvage most of the furniture and Kath and I did sales shopping to " Dress the home " . A rotten old deck that was rebuilt - became the star and it is being marketed in Spring with that in mind. Such a delight to work with both of you and so glad we achieved the result we got. A lovely job and two wonderful customers.