[Q&A ] with Kate and Rudy

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What were some of the lessons learnt

dur­ing the ren­o­va­tion? We learnt to com­pro­mise. It’s not just about one in­di­vid­ual’s taste. Al­ways be aware that both you and your part­ner are go­ing to live in this space, so en­sure that both of your needs are met.

It’s also bet­ter to have a plan. Some­times, beau­ti­ful ac­ci­dents hap­pen while a project is un­der­way but we found that, most times, a proper plan leads to the best re­sults. Any cost-cut­ting tips? We up­cy­cle quite a bit, in­stead of buy­ing new. We’re al­ways amazed by what a lit­tle sand­pa­per and a can of spray paint can achieve! The few pieces we pur­chased were bought sec­ond-hand on Face­book and Gumtree or at sec­ond­hand stores. And ask fam­ily and friends to pitch in. All of ours have been in­cred­i­bly help­ful in mak­ing our lit­tle house a home.

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