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What were some of the chal­lenges you

faced dur­ing the ren­o­va­tion? We ren­o­vated the en­tire house and de­cided to stay put in­stead of mov­ing out. This meant we had to move into dif­fer­ent rooms all the time; we kind of camped in our own home! At first, it was a lot of fun and even ro­man­tic at times but the ren­o­va­tions took a year and a half (the kitchen took six weeks) and by the time our house was fin­ished, we had to start re­build­ing our mar­riage!

Any cost-cut­ting tips? We re-used as many old build­ing ma­te­ri­als as we could. It’s also fun to find some­thing in a scrap­yard and reimag­ine or re­pur­pose it. You end up with re­ally quirky de­tails in your home. >>

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