The three-pronged project started in Jan 2015 and by July 2016 the couple were ready to renovate their former home which had been moved 40m back from its original position. Although the 110sqm house had the proverbial ‘good bones’ and classic 70s design, it was badly in need of love. The bathroom had been updated around 10 years ago but that was the extent of it.
The first step was to realign the space to make it more user friendly. That involved swapping around the kitchen and dining rooms. The couple also ripped up the dated carpet which revealed original Tawa flooring underneath. Tim says Kirsty wanted to polish the floorboards but he wasn’t convinced.In the three bedrooms, the couple laid new carpet and skim-coated the walls to achieve a smoother finish. And then they painted both the inside and outside.
In mid-February this year they put their former home on the market. There has been much interest in the renovated dwelling and the couple is confident of a sale which will then free them up to break ground on their dream home at the front of the section – a 290sqm two-storey contemporary designed house. Their anticipated move-in date is early July.