Started building a house in 2013, been living in it for 5 months now

Started building a house in 2013, been living in it for 5 months now

The view from the "street" in the beginning Foundation will be on the ground because we got very hard slate ground Placing concrete foundation blocks Placing sewage into the gravel 300mm of styrofoam insulation Prep work for concrete pouring Armature for underfloor heating Underfloor heating pipe installed Truck with concrete arrived Almost dry Sanding the […]

converted bathroom into a wetroom

I converted my bathroom into a wetroom

Obligatory "after" shot. Converted my traditional bathroom into a 'wetroom' with underfloor heating, wall mounted vanity and LED mirror with demister. Apologies for the 'potato' quality on some of these pictures. They were all taken with an iPhone and a wobbly hand. I don't have a decent "before" shot. I got carried away with ripping […]

Full Bathroom Renovation

Full Bathroom Renovation

Finished Bathroom We’ve finished our mission to make our two smallest-possible full bathrooms a little less '90s. (I've only included one because they're identical.) That means switching laminate for matte cultured marble, ceramic and chrome for nickel and steel, and framing out plain mirrors. Each bathroom cost about $500 to redo. Pre-Purchase This is what […]

radiator stripped and refinished

I had an old banged-up radiator, so I stripped and refinished it

Finished Radiators Finished product, radiators have been dismantled, stripped, repainted, drywall repaired, wall painted, and radiators reattached. Radiators Before These poor things looked so banged up. And they were only 9 years old! Dents, scratches, rust, and an ugly beige. We were repainting the walls, and I knew these radiators would look awful next to […]

I remodeled my whole house For $15k at rEstore. Lipstick on a pig is the name of this game

I remodeled my whole house For $15k at rEstore. Lipstick on a pig is the name of this game

Front. The yard is gorgeous, I know. Welcome to the Bario. I have the nicest lawn on the block 😉 The photographer showed up a bit early… =D I hate these pictures, because they show every streak from the cleaning ladies.. Original mint green tub. Too big and bulk and expensive to replace. Became the […]