We have been busy over the last 6 weeks giving our downstairs area a bit of a makeover.
The area I am referring to has our garage (which we haven't done more than tidy/organise). We also have a 4th bedroom, toilet and laundry. These rooms, along with the stairs and landing have been our focus.
Here are a few of the “before” pictures. We didn’t take any proper ‘before’ pictures, so these are from the photos we took of the house before we moved in. Most of the furniture is not ours, but you get the idea of what the rooms looked like.
In no particular order……
The tiles of the laundry and toilet
The walls in the laundry – some exposed brick, some unpainted rendered and some dark blue rendered wall. And a big gouge out of the wall below the power point.
The stairs. Sorry for the terrible quality, its from the video i took. The stairs are covered in a terrible grey carpet. Under the carpet is even more terrible tiles. They are unevenly laid and not grouted.
The toilet. – See the magazine rack on the wall and how they didn't paint the orange paint behind it!
The next pics are some of our work in progress pics…..
Removing the laundry tiles and sand and cement base. You can easily see the rusted sink in this photo.
Toilet gutted. We also had to remove the rear wall as it was rotten at the bottom and smelly. It was glued on, and those green patches are glue. They had to be scraped back a bit to smooth it out for the new wall to go in.
And the final pictures…..
The toilet – new paint, new rear wall (gyprock/drywall), new toilet, new light switch, new tiles.
The 4th bedroom – now our guest room.
New paint (no longer green), windows now white. New floor (wood look floating floor in the room and landing), new light, new light switches. New blind. Same curtains. New bedside table and dresser. Same bed from upstairs.
We still have a few jobs to do. None of the rooms have new doors yet, and the bedroom still needs some skirting boards. We are going to get the doors done by a pro…
We did most of the work our selves. We did employ a plumber to install the taps, toilet and sink, and a tiler to lay the tiles in the toilet and laundry. We did the rest!