Q&A with Elaine and Richard
Any cost-cutting tips? Figure out which jobs you can do yourself and spend money on those that you can’t. Where did you get your ideas? Before we started renovating, we went on a long road trip. A lot of time was spent discussing where everything would go – this helped us a lot. I also love paging through Home, and I find houzz.com very inspiring. What would you do differently next time? Move out while renovating! Any other tips? Draw up a wish list for your project and then trim it according to your budget constraints. What do you enjoy most about your new kitchen? It’s now a far more sociable space that works for all of us. There’s also enough storage space, including a beautiful blue locker at the back door where the kids can leave their school bags and sports bags.
The island unit (above) offers plenty of storage space. The Shaker-style doors are made from
16mm board with 8mm strips glued and
nailed in place.
Vase from Woolworths
Justin and Chloe put their bags in the spray
painted locker from nevadafurniture.co.za at the back door (right), which helps to keep the
Pops of red brighten up the space; the wooden slat window treatment is an idea the couple got from Home. An island on castors doubles up as a food prep and seating area; Richard routed the tongue-and-groove lines in the side panels.
informed decisions and
cost items before deciding that they are unaffordable.
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