Jan-Hendrik & Elisna van der Merwe

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Name: Jan-Hendrik & Elisna
Surname: van der Merwe
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Entry Date: Jun 18, 2020
Category: DIY
Project: Living Areas

About the Project:

We bought this house with the intention of turning it into something special. We had so much fun doing most of the work ourselves. Walls were broken down between the kitchen, living area and dining room (for months our kitchen was in our spare room :)); kitchen cabinets were repurposed, rugs were replaced with tiles,…

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We bought this house with the intention of turning it into something special.

We had so much fun doing most of the work ourselves.
Walls were broken down between the kitchen, living area and dining room (for months our kitchen was in our spare room :)); kitchen cabinets were repurposed, rugs were replaced with tiles, bricks were laid, DIY countertops were built (my husband – nutsJan as I call him – always had a dream to work with wood); stacking doors replaced old windows – there are so many stories to tell! On one occasion, we hosted friends in the middle of winter in our “soon-to-be” open-plan area without any outside walls!

We really love how our dreams became reality!

Budget Breakdown:

Materials:
Wood
960
Cement
1000
Paint
850
Downlights and fittings
1600
Brick cladding
4000
Cornises and skirtings
2800
Stacking doors
32000
Tiles
16800
Electrical components
650
Bricks
0
60660

Contractors:

Schoeman konstruksie
19400
David
3800
Richard
1700
24900
Grand Total
R85560