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Blog posts about things I do in my spare time such as renovations, new builds, kids theatre and the odd holiday.

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How often do you drive around the suburbs and see one boring brick or rendered house after another?

Decorative Finishes

How often do you drive around the suburbs and see one boring brick or rendered house after another? I know this is probably a bit of a blanket observation and some areas avoid this uninspiring view…

Ok, it’s the start of a new year and I’m sure that a lot of us have made all sorts of resolutions a few weeks ago. Now that we have passed the middle of January (January is always the shortest mont…

My New Year’s Resolution – that I’ll get to in February (maybe)

Ok, it’s the start of a new year and I’m sure that a lot of us have made all sorts of resolutions a few weeks ago. Now that we have passed the middle of January (January is always the shortest mont…

Newly renovated 1 bedroom with kitchen, bathroom, & shared laundry. Separate entrance, huge backyard, No parking. Close to highways: 407 401 410 Across from Sheridan College (Davis Campus) Minute) Near Brampton Zum bus stop 511 Public Park.

Preparing the house for rent

Well with the imminent completion of the new home, we listed the Queenslander on the rental market, one viewing and it was rented and to a preferred tenant. How did that happen? This result I belie…

Ok, it’s the start of a new year and I’m sure that a lot of us have made all sorts of resolutions a few weeks ago. Now that we have passed the middle of January (January is always the shortest mont…

My New Year’s Resolution – that I’ll get to in February (maybe)

Ok, it’s the start of a new year and I’m sure that a lot of us have made all sorts of resolutions a few weeks ago. Now that we have passed the middle of January (January is always the shortest mont…

 It is soooo much easier than clambering up ladders. Both sets of stairs, internal and external were completed by the time I returned in early January.

Going up – stairs, beautiful stairs

Stairs, beautiful stairs. It is soooo much easier than clambering up ladders. Both sets of stairs, internal and external were completed by the time I returned in early January.

Classroom management discipline tips to help substitute teachers properly handle the classroom in any situation.

Making money from property or storing money in property, which do you prefer?

Are you confused about what property investment strategy you should use? After all, there are a lot of options out there. You need to pick the right one. The one that will suit your risk profile, y…

Do you know how many tiles there are to be considered in a new home? We have three full bathrooms as well as the kitchen, office kitchenette and the laundry.

Tiles, tiles and more tiles

Do you know how many tiles there are to be considered in a new home? We have three full bathrooms as well as the kitchen, office kitchenette and the laundry. That’s a lot of wet area to cover. Whil…

When we think of anxiety disorders, we often think of a stereotype of someone dealing with debilitating emotions that leave them cuddled up on their bed. However, not all anxiety disorders look the same, and you might even be experiencing a high-func…

Defining Your Investment Strategy

For those of you who have made the decision to stop living from pay cheque to pay cheque, or are facing a less than stellar Superannuation fund payout in years to come and are considering getting i…

One of the best parts of the new house is the home office. This is my productivity cave. I can go there and shut myself in and because I am ‘at work’ I don’t get as many interruptions. One of my wo…

The Home Office – My Grown Up Cubby House

One of the best parts of the new house is the home office. This is my productivity cave. I can go there and shut myself in and because I am ‘at work’ I don’t get as many interruptions. One of my wo…

After nearly a year and a half of renovation and building, and a few weeks of frantic activity, we have finally settled into the new house. We are discovering all those things that were either buri…

Moving In

After nearly a year and a half of renovation and building, and a few weeks of frantic activity, we have finally settled into the new house. We are discovering all those things that were either buri…

I’ve actually learned a few things over our years of buying and renovating properties, some of these have been hard lessons where we made mistakes that cost us, while others I have learnt by …

Finding the ideal house for renovation and development

I’ve actually learned a few things over our years of buying and renovating properties, some of these have been hard lessons where we made mistakes that cost us, while others I have learnt by …

A well-constructed and thought out fence can be both practical and aesthetically pleasing. For me the fence had to be a considered part of the finished product, not an after thought. A fence is one…

Fenced In

A well-constructed and thought out fence can be both practical and aesthetically pleasing. For me the fence had to be a considered part of the finished product, not an after thought. A fence is one…

After a full on, two-week block of work out bush I have managed to fit in a weekend at home; enough time to wash the clothes, bake some healthy biscuits and muesli and say hello to my family, along…

Why should commercial buildings have all the fun?

After a full on, two-week block of work out bush I have managed to fit in a weekend at home; enough time to wash the clothes, bake some healthy biscuits and muesli and say hello to my family, along…

Timber flooring is both beautiful and practical, here we have laid Queensland Spotted Gum. #queenslandspottedgum #timberflooring

Timber Flooring

An exciting stage was reached two weeks ago with the installation of the timber floor in the downstairs areas.(yes, sorry for the delay, I’m out on the road again and this is the first chanc…

End of year round up for the house is progressing but not really fast enough for me.

End of year round up for 2015

With the December break upon us, I finally have some time to catch up on the progress of the new build. While I have been able to manage the build process in between a very busy few months of work …

Oh no, the rooms look too small! Why is it when you put up the walls to a room the space looks so small.

Oh no, the rooms look too small!

Why is it that putting up the framework makes the floor area of a house look smaller than it is? Now, I know the house can’t actually be that small because it takes up a huge chunk of the site, it …