The Dingy Room Reno Update – Week 2

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Remember our basement room that I had a dream for?  Well, before the dream Scandinavian Apartment can exist there is a lot of hard work and renovating to be done. 

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And we want to make it look like this on a small budget so

lots of DIY is needed!!

Lots of soft white to add some light into a dark space

First stage is stripping out and framing up the new areas. We decided to extend into the back of the room which was storage space underneath the house.

 

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We poured a concrete slab for the new parts of the apartment which will become a bathroom and a study room.

 

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New windows, frames and wall linings. We installed a bank of louvre windows at each end of the sliding doors to let in the beautiful breeze we get off the ocean. Then we started to build on a deck for extra space and to take in the bush and sea view.

 

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New frosted window for the back of the new kitchen area.

 

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New plasterboard for the walls and insulation too. We put some soundproofing insulation in the ceiling.

 

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To add texture and character we used ribbed lining boards on a few of the walls.

New wiring, plumbing and really new everything except the flooring. Can’t wait to start painting and decorating!!!

 

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