HOL­GER AND GARTH’S TOP 5 REN­O­VA­TION TIPS

House and Leisure Before and After - - RENOVATION #5 -

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.

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