Carike De Villiers

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Name: Carike
Surname: De Villiers
Location: Irene, Gauteng
Entry Date: May 26, 2021
Category: Most Beautiful
Project: Other

About the Project:

We moved into an old 70’s home in 2017 a month before our first child was born. We had big renovation plans with the main aim to enable true South African outside living; to build on a stoep with a built-in-braai, change the kitchen to form part of the living area and create wider spaces…

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We moved into an old 70’s home in 2017 a month before our first child was born. We had big renovation plans with the main aim to enable true South African outside living; to build on a stoep with a built-in-braai, change the kitchen to form part of the living area and create wider spaces for ‘open’ living and better flow. We also wanted to keep true to the Irene community farm theme by incorporating of the stone wall look that we have come to love.

Our plans changed monthly as our ideas evolved and as we got input from friends and family. Lockdown afforded us the opportunity to finalize our renovation plans and in September 2020 we started with the renovations and December 2020 it was completed.

The main changes/additions;
1) Adding on a stoep
2) Adding on a children’s playroom
3) Adding on a guest bathroom
4) Changing the kitchen layout & upgrading it simultaneously
5) Partitioning off the scullery from the kitchen
5) Breaking down most of the inside walls to create open plan living

This was our very first time attempting a renovation, we focused mainly on flow and functionality. With the amount of finishes options available the aesthetics part got a bit overwhelming at times so we were tremendously thankful and in awe (and a tad surprised!) when it turned out this beautiful!

We’ve been living in our newly renovated home now for 5 months and love every minute of it!!

Budget Breakdown:

Materials:
Windows & door frames
62000
Garage doors
28000
Appliances (fridge, oven, braai,
32000
Taps & basins
7200
Gasline
12500
Fireplace
15000
156700

Contractors:

Leyenda Building contractors
697000
Kitchen Sure
116000
Flooring Dimensions
44000
Americo Stonewall Building
2300
859300
Grand Total
R1016000