[ Q& A] with Riana

Home Renovations - - Living Areas -

The mar­gin for er­ror in a long-dis­tance ren­o­va­tion is great! Any sto­ries to tell?

Nigel wanted new basins in the en-suite bath­room and I in­sisted on two rows of tiles be­tween the basins and the mir­ror. The builder warned me that the mir­ror would be too high and, of course, he was right. Nigel is tall enough to use it for shav­ing, but I have to ap­ply my makeup in the bed­room!

What do you like most about the project?

By tak­ing out the bar, pre­vi­ously lo­cated be­tween the kitchen/din­ing area and larger liv­ing room, we were able to cre­ate a thor­ough­fare and a se­cond smaller seat­ing area that con­nects the two spa­ces. This has made a huge dif­fer­ence to the nat­u­ral light and flow be­tween the spa­ces.

What was your most prac­ti­cal de­ci­sion?

We in­stalled the same vinyl floor­ing through­out the house; it looks just like wood but is so much eas­ier to clean.

Do you have a favourite fin­ish?

I love how the dark grey ac­cent walls show off our ceram­ics, art­works and other col­lectibles. home REN­O­VA­TIONS 2018

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