Minette Neethling

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Name: Minette
Surname: Neethling
Location: Paarl
Entry Date: Jul 23, 2021
Category: Most Beautiful
Project: Kitchen

About the Project:

We moved back to South Africa in December 2015, after nine and a half years living in Woking, Surrey, in England. I grew up in Paarl, so we bought an eighty year old ‘ugly duckling’ right in the heart of town, Plein Street, the third oldest street in Paarl. Although we had many plans right…

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We moved back to South Africa in December 2015, after nine and a half years living in Woking, Surrey, in England. I grew up in Paarl, so we bought an eighty year old ‘ugly duckling’ right in the heart of town, Plein Street, the third oldest street in Paarl. Although we had many plans right from the start, we lived in the house first, to get the feel and flow of the house. I was not aware of all the rules and regulations that came with heritage houses and areas. However, after six months our plans were approved and then the pandemic struck. We were ready to start and then we were diagnosed with Covid as a family, another delay, but we were lucky, all healthy and eager to start. With any building project in Winter, in the Winelands, it’s messy, my living room was my ‘kitchen’. I have a hair salon at home and that kitchen became my laundry space. I started binge watching HGTV at the start of Lockdown, initially the kitchen would have been Navy Blue and then in one episode of Fixer Upper, Joanna Gaines did a black kitchen on a houseboat and I was smitten. It took a bit of convincing on my part to change my other half’s accounting mind. I am beyond ecstatic with the results and eagerly planning the next make over. (PS: don’t tell my husband.)

Budget Breakdown:

Materials:
CP & B Basin ,
3000.00
CP & B Tap
3036.61
Material Boards Kitchen Cupboard Handles
7787.38
Bailey Floor Sanding
5104
Kropman & Seun Verf
6931
Decofurn Lights
1738
Decor Lighting light bulbs
594
Future LED light bulbs
450
Glo Lighting Pendant Lights
1836
Paarl Baskets
1650
WOMAG Tiles
3466
Glasshoppers Blackheath Aluminum Windows
20000
55592.99

Contractors:

Williams & Sons Builders
60000.00
Cupboards & More
172094.52
Labantu Electrical
15309.38
Aquatec Plumbing
8500
255903.9
Grand Total
R311496.89