Renos aren’t too bad, expensive though. We moved in Jan 2020, very lucky timing that we were in our new home just before Covid hit. We WFH from mid March, I only returned to work after mat leave mid Feb. First half wasn’t too bad, except for the fear of the unknown. Second half with the strict Vic lockdowns were the hardest, especially the 5 weeks working full time with my daughter, and the frustrations of not being able to do things with my daughter.
I redid the bathroom, kitchen, laundry and toilet completely. New lighting, floors, painting, door handles, powerpoints and window furnishings throughout. New external door installed. New wardrobes in the bedrooms. Outside was new mailbox, clothesline, shed, garden beds, concreting and gates, as well as a cat enclosure.
It was 9 months all up. I’ve got some quotes recently to replace all the flyscrens, window winders, locks and screen doors and finish some external painting. Once that work is done it will practically be a new house 🙂.
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