Rudi and Yolanda van Niekerk

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Name: Rudi and Yolanda
Surname: van Niekerk
Location: Krugersdorp
Entry Date: Jun 9, 2021
Category: Innovation
Project: Outdoor Areas

About the Project:

We bought our house nearly a year ago after renting a couple of houses during the last 10 years! We wanted that very special, loving feeling of a home and when we finally became proud owners, we saw lots of potential in our house that was hiding away! We wanted this house to become our…

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We bought our house nearly a year ago after renting a couple of houses during the last 10 years!
We wanted that very special, loving feeling of a home and when we finally became proud owners, we saw lots of potential in our house that was hiding away! We wanted this house to become our home… our last home with our four children where 3 of them were already in their teenage years and the oldest one in her last year of varsity… we wanted to create a safe haven for the four of them, making happy memories as we know our children are not too far from leaving their family home in the next 3 -5 years, soon to explore with their own lives!

We did not really know which area we wanted to upgrade first, as we had so many ideas with each area having its own vision, but we begun to place the pieces together slowly but surely which enabled us to finally complete our puzzle!

Our options to get professionals in was a bit limited as money for alterations, as we all know, can be very harmful to your pocket. So in the end, I joined a lot of Facebook groups where people would share their ideas, stories etc. We learned a lot from the groups as well as from Pinterest, and decided that we will do most of our areas ourselves, with a little bit of assistance from our very reliable and loyal builder-friend who build, tiled and plastered little bits here and there.

Budget Breakdown:

Materials:
Tile adhesive
400
cladding
1000
tile adhesive, sealer & edging
400
crating
300
Door handles
600
nails, plugs & screws
140
Tjhoko paint & paint brushes
2000
4840

Contractors:

MAFIKA DLULU
1000
1000
Grand Total
R5840