HOLGER AND GARTH’S TOP 5 RENOVATION TIPS
1. Use a creative architect or draughtsperson, as their expertise can add enormous value.
2. Ask to see the final plans in 3-D format so that you are able to visualise the end result before you begin.
3. Have an all-inclusive budget to prevent being lumped with unplanned costs – then stick to it. Also, it’s important to shop around, as prices vary widely.
4. Use a reputable builder and contractors. 5. You’ll need nerves of steel because renovating is stressful – but it will be worth it in the end.
THI S PAGE , FROM TOP THE MINIMALIST MAIN BEDROOM’S ORIGINAL JULIET BALCONY MADE WAY FOR AN 18M2 VERANDA. LIGHT WORLD (LIGHTWORLD.CO.ZA) SUPPLIED THE GLASS BEDSIDE PENDANTS, AND THE WING CHAIR AND BED ARE FROM WEYLANDTS; MONOCHROME DECOR IN THE MAIN BEDROOM’S EN SUITE BATHROOM BLENDS IN WITH THE NEUTRAL COLOUR PALETTE PRESENT IN THE REST OF THE HOUSE. OPPOSITE PAGE IN THE MAIN BEDROOM, THE EXISTING BATHROOM WAS TRANSFORMED INTO A DRESSING ROOM AND THE NEW WALK-IN EN SUITE BATHROOM NOW OFFERS A SPECTACULAR SEA VIEW.