We're in the midst of a massive home renovation - as much DIY as we can but some things are a bit beyond us. Start here to learn how we got ourselves into this mess - and then you can either read through all reno posts, starting with the most recent, or work through our checklist below if you're interested in specific areas.

This is our to-do list - I will update with links and cross off items as they are completed.

Downstairs bedrooms
Kitchen / dining
Downstairs bathroom
  • Finish building interior walls (!)
  • Plaster and paint
  • Tile floor
  • Install bathroom fixtures
Playroom / guest bedroom
  • Reconfigure doors
  • Remove old kitchen fittings
  • Reline ceiling and walls
  • Add door out to patio
  • Install Murphy bed and storage
  • Plaster and paint
  • Carpet floor
Study / sewing room
  • Organise
  • Plaster and paint
  • Carpet floor
Entrance passage
  • Make banister safe
  • Plaster and paint
  • Fence patio area
  • Waterblast and paint retaining wall
  • Fence south boundary
  • Fence along top of retaining wall
  • Fence front boundary
  • Build deck and landscape lawn on south side and add french doors from dining room
  • Add banister on stairs to front door
  • Set up compost
  • Create vege garden
  • Plant fruit trees
  • Shift switchboard and replace old wiring
  • Heating
  • Sort out drainage outside
  • Add vapour barrier and/or insulation underfloor
  • Add extra ceiling insulation 
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