Wednesday 15 October 2014

10 renovation tasks to do... the 10 weeks to Xmas.

That's not meant to be an alarming announcement to get everyone focused on looming Christmas shopping and festive decorations; 

Oh don't it get 'cha in the spirit?!
But it is here to lay out in the open, a few tasks that we must get done in order for us to keep our renovation on track. In some sort of relative order of priority, here they are:

  1. Gut the laundry in preparation for the new fit-out and arrange an on site visit by our cabinet maker to measure up cabinets for the above.  (Part one gut the laundry - check)
    Sneak peak
  2. Source and purchase required tiles, fixtures, fittings and new door for the laundry.
  3. On site visit from builder's construction manager, to get a tradie's perspective on our renovation ideas.
  4. Big one - our first focus meeting with our builder to develop a master plan for the whole renovation, broken down into phases.
  5. Have a big pre-renovation clean out by participating in Australia's biggest garage sale.
  6. Decide on, purchase and arrange installation of new hot water system with our plumber, including relocating it outside.
  7. Paint all door trims (4 x Bedroom, 1 x Bathroom, 1 x Toilet) and all skirting boards white (yes - they are still canary yellow).
  8. Re-point and fix up a few tiles in the roof and install 2 x Solatube Solar Stars to ventilate the roof space.
  9. Build a 3m x 4m shed at the rear of the block.
  10. Final meeting to lock down the details of the renovation Master Plan and pass to a Building Certifier to gain the required approvals.
Should be easy enough... wish us luck!

Cheers, Col


  1. Sounds like it is going to be a busy couple of weeks!! Christmas always comes around too fast...