BIG IDEA #2

FLOORS WITH A VINTAGE FRENCH EF­FECT

House and Leisure Before and After - - RENOVATION #2 -

Rather than opt­ing for tiles on the floors, Craig and Chris­lien had a thin layer of white ce­ment put over the foun­da­tion through­out, and cov­ered it

with a sketchily ap­plied wa­ter-based sealer to give it an in­ter­est­ing lay­ered look. ‘White ce­ment is durable and more eco­nom­i­cal than tiling or a resin screed,’ says Chris­lien. ‘There’s a grey

un­der­tone that com­ple­ments any colour.’

BEFOROPPOSITERIGHT,BEFOREABOVE,E ABOVE A new en­trance to the house was cre­ated by re­mov­ing the wall on the side, re­lo­cat­ing the front door in the cen­tre of the fa­cade and putting a round Vic­to­rian air vent from Deal­ers Mart (021-853-6243), a de­mo­li­tion yard in Strand, above the door to add char­ac­ter. The ce­ment planters are from Pep­pino (pep­pino.co.za).

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