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March 31, 2015

If I had to pick one of my favourite features of our home it would have to be the exposed stone walls. These were definitely a labour of love, which may explain my favouritism since I’m well aware of how much energy and time went into restoring them.

Like many aspects,...

March 29, 2015

After 4 months of renovating, I was happy to see that ‘Phase One: Destruction’ was coming to an end. Our apartment was now a shell of its former self.

By this point we had:

•   Removed the old wall and floor tiles in the bathroom;

•   Sanded down the paintwork f...

March 17, 2015

In my opinion, nothing epitomizes rustic charm more than exposed wooden beams. We always wanted to bring the beautiful wood back to life, hidden away under layer upon layer of paint, and while still in the demolition phase now was the time to sand.

As touched upon in a...

March 14, 2015

As touched upon in the last post, we decided now was the time to go back to basics and focus on the core structure of our apartment.

With correct insulation our home would stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, using less energy for heating thereby spending...

March 5, 2015

With the stonework now exposed, the next original features to bring back were the wooden beams. To do this we firstly considered the sand blasting technique but we were told that this could damage the wood, giving it a grainy finish. So instead we thought we would go b...

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