LESLEY’S TOP 5 RENOVATION TIPS
1. Make use of as much natural light as possible.
2. Try to visit your building site every day so as to keep on top of things and minimise the number of changes that may have to be made at a later stage.
3. Moodboards are vital so that your architect and builder can clearly understand your vision.
4. Don’t be afraid to mix different textures. 5. Remember to be patient. Renovation projects always take longer than you think.
THIS PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT PART OF THE DISUSED BACK GARDEN WAS TRANSFORMED INTO A GUEST BATHROOM, WHOSE WALLS – WHICH LESLEY HAS ADORNED WITH OLD FRAMED PRINTS – WERE PAINTED THE SAME PINK HUE AS THE FRONT DOOR; BRASS FITTINGS FROM FLUSH BATHROOMS (FLUSHBATHROOMS.CO.ZA) COMBINE WITH A VINTAGE GILT MIRROR FROM ONSITE GALLERY (ONSITEGALLERY.CO.ZA) AND A CAESARSTONE VANITY TOP FROM GRANITE PROJECTS (GRANITEPROJECTS.CO.ZA) TO GIVE THE ROOM A CLASSIC FEEL; A LARGE DOUBLE SHOWER WITH ALCOVES WAS INSTALLED IN THE MAIN EN SUITE BATHROOM, AND METRO TILES FROM THE TILE HOUSE (THETILEHOUSE.CO.ZA) WERE LAID FLOOR TO CEILING TO MAKE THE SPACE APPEAR EVEN BIGGER.