We are starting to plan a few house renovations to happen in the coming months and also in the coming years as our house, although it is great, is starting to look a bit older and also there are a few improvements that we need to do.
We only shifted in about a year ago and our intention, when we moved here, was to slowly plug away and renovate over time.
It is quite daunting as it is our first time doing and planning such a thing, my partners parents have done many house renovations over the years here in Brisbane and I have seen so many and worked on so many when I was an Electrician on the Gold Coast.
So although a bit daunting, it is definitely a bit different when you are spending your own money and not someone else’s.
There are many things to consider when we do start the house renovation process and we have already had a few brain storm sessions.
- Where do we start
- What rooms do we renovate
- Priority rooms to renovate
- Who do we use
- Where do we find information
- What is our budget for each renovation
- Timeframe for each renovation
- What do we want to achieve with the renovation
- Colours and look, keep the same as now or change the house
For each of the above too, there are so many other questions to be answered on top of these points, especially in the colours and look as once you start your renovations the house has to flow and not look like a dog’s breakfast.
Primarily we are starting with a few smaller rooms and then we will tackle the bigger stuff in the years to come.
As we get more into the process I’ll write more here and link all the pages, so if you want to go to have a look at what we are up to with particular rooms you’ll be able to here and also come back to this Brisbane renovations main page too, if we are working on a room or part of a house they are highlighted below so go and check them out.
Rooms and parts of the house we are or will have to renovate ::
• Laundry / Wash house
• Master bedroom ensuite bathroom
• Rumpus room
• Dining room
• Deck outside
• Bedroom 1
• Bedroom 2
• Bedroom 3
• Master bedroom
Companies and Tradesmen we have used for the House Renovations ::
I’m sure we will end up meeting and using many different people along this renovation journey, so I thought I’d compile a list of people we use in one spot, not only is it a great place for us to keep the data, it is good for you too if you live on the Brisbane Northside and want to use some of the same people too.
House renovations, where to start and finish for us ::
Every journey has a start and finish point, I know this journey is going to be a long one and hopefully all going well, enjoyable too (We can only hope).
I’m not an expert renovator and I don’t have my own reality house renovations TV show either, I’m just going through the process of doing up the house and sharing what we are doing good, bad and ugly, so come along with us and see what happens, we are just a normal family living in Brisbane with house renovations as their hard task master for a few years.
I’ll be posting up photo’s with most parts of the transitions too so you can keep tabs on the changes as they happen too.
Wish us luck!