Ren­o­va­tors’ notes

Q&A Costs Price tag: R927 330

Home Renovations - - HOUSE -

with Christo and An­naat

Any cost-cut­ting tips? Build­ing and con­struc­tion is very ex­pen­sive, so ask for rec­om­men­da­tions from peo­ple in the area. Lo­cals of­ten have good ad­vice, es­pe­cially when it comes to beach homes. If you’re un­cer­tain about any­thing, seek pro­fes­sional help and avoid costly fix-ups later. Our friend, and paint ex­pert, Anita Best­bier from Cre­ate Con­nect In­spire got the colours we wanted just right! Where did you get your ideas? TV, magazines, on­line, restau­rants, con­struc­tion sites, exhibitions, friends – and our cre­ative daugh­ter Lis­mari was a huge help and in­spi­ra­tion! What do you en­joy most about your home? That it’s fi­nally fin­ished! And that it’s light, airy and has the most beau­ti­ful view.

The cou­ple re­tained and treated the orig­i­nal deck that sur­rounds a por­tion of the home up­stairs. Sand-coloured tiles re­sem­bling old stones were added for a mod­ern touch and the deck was weather-pro­tected with three coats of Woodoc Clear Ex­te­rior Sealer Ma­rine. “We al­ways eat out­side when the weather is good,”

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