Thursday, 16 August 2012

Superwoman has been on a short holiday

It would be so easy to start this entry by disparaging myself for all the reasons I haven't updated this blog for far too long.

Rather than that I'll just show off by saying I've just been busy being super-woman; doing extra freelance work (lets pay for this reno!),  fighting off the flu (nothing will get me down!), volunteering for the school fair (school captain for my boys one day!?!), training for last weekend's City2Surf in Sydney (anyone know a good orthopaedic surgeon!) all while working with Peter to get our final working drawings completed.

I'm pleased to announce (drum roll)- we are DONE and super happy with the results.  We've got ourselves an stylish extension that ticks virtually all of the boxes in our extensive design brief.  Have a look for yourself....

Looking inside from the backyard

The laundry door - windows are into laundry, powder room & pantry

In the kitchen/family room (grey door is into laundry)

My small but functional laundry - right next the kitchen exactly where I wanted it!

Anyone feel like sitting at my breakfast bar with me?  Wine or milk?
The final floor plan!

Electrical plan - can you have too many plugs?

Turn the bloody lights the lighting plan.  Good thing we've got solar
 So now it's time to get this baby built, let the fun and games begin!


  1. Woohoo! and well done. No what you mean about the weeks slipping away, life is sure busy at the moment for me too. Plans look great, love the shed on the deck- is that for the bbq? - if so a great idea for hiding things away. We have a new building designer who uses cad- yippee- hoping to have some drawings next week. Good luck with the quotes part next. melx

  2. Hi Clarissa - I've just read through your blog, so now I'm updated. Good to see you found someone you're happy to work with straight up. It took me 3 attempts (over 4 years) to find the right architect, and I'm very happy now. So when are likely to commence? Oh, one more ?, are you remaining in the house during the reno? xx

    1. We're hoping to start ASAP - which will probably end up being at the end of September (I'm planning to do a blog soon on difficult it's lining up banks, quotes, certifiers when you are trying to move things along quickly). We had hoped to have started at the start of August to get things done by Christmas - because yes we are staying here whilst it's done! FIngers crossed it won't be too bad because we are able to block off where all the work is being done so will have 2 beds, 2 baths a pretty big lounge area and a front deck - so will have a makeshift kitchen in one of the bathrooms I think. I'd say there will be lots of weekends away!