A roof above the braai stoep was removed, allowing more light into the living area. The large eaves were spruced up with new timber, while seamless gutters were also installed.
The passage leading from the entrance hall to the separate lounge ended in a most unwelcoming wall. In its place, they built an indoor braai and the walls on either side were demolished to open up the lounge and dining area. Large white porcelain tiles were laid, giving the space a light and airy feel.
The only part of the original kitchen that remained was the pantry – it provides useful storage space. The dated cupboards were replaced and the layout completely redesigned to include a separate scullery.
To finish the look, three long and narrow windows in the new open-plan living area were bricked up to create a TV wall and a display area for paintings. Wood-look vinyl flooring was laid throughout the living area and trendy lighting was added. >>
Once the walls had been demolished, there was ample space for Jeanette and Thom’s 12-seater table.
A drab wall at the end of the passage was converted into this inviting indoor braai.