The ren­o­va­tion

Home (South Africa) - - READER HOME -

Linda and Al­marie took down some walls to cre­ate a bright and breezy space with an open-plan kitchen and lounge area per­fect for all the en­ter­tain­ing they love to do. They also im­proved the flow of rooms: the en-suite main bed­room was once where the kitchen is now, the new main bed­room used to be the do­mes­tic quar­ters and the guest room was a hair­dresser’s shop!

A garage and stu­dio were added, turn­ing the 100m² cot­tage into a spa­cious 152m² house. Pine floors were in­stalled through­out the home and then sealed with white and clear Woodoc 25 Water-borne Floor Sealer. “We re­ally didn’t want the pine to be­come that hor­rid or­ange colour over time,” Al­marie says.

Orig­i­nally built only with tim­ber, the home’s ex­te­rior has now been clad with ori­en­tated strand boards and Nutec Fi­bre Ce­ment boards. “It re­ally doesn’t feel like we’re liv­ing in a tim­ber house, and it cer­tainly doesn’t look like one any­more!” says Linda.

Bespoke kitchen pen­dants from Vic­to­rian Side Bath­rooms; rug from @home

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.