Sunday, January 9, 2011

Alright here is our Colonial QLDer in its current state.
As you look at this image the left hand side wall will be removed to open up the verandah. In this incessant rain I dream of verandahs for the kids to play (and to dry washing).

The double hung windows on the right will have to have the glass replaced to meet safety standards. The wall with the green door is being removed to open verandahs.
The toilet will most likely be removed and relocated. The walls in this space will also be removed.
This is the rear of the house and the sunroom below. This will stay as is, as we plan to extend off this area in the next 5 years.
A wall will be added half-way along to create a small 3rd bedroom, off bed 2, and an ensuite and BIR for us off Bedroom 1.

Well you can see it needs some updating and repairs. Plus it will be cut into two pieces so it will need some extra bracing.
(I know you all secretly love the green toilet but it is definitely going!)


  1. Wow Bec! Bit of a difference from the 'before' photos! I do love the green toilet, almost as good as a pink one we had in a unit we rented! So much work for you guys but it will so be worth it in the end! Much love, Vic xx

  2. Wow I can't wait to follow your progress

  3. Hi there. I found you through Fun and VJs. I'm absolutely fascinated by the thought of a house relocation...can't wait to hear all about it :)

  4. Lovely to have all this interest already. I hope we can make it interesting enough to hold your attention :)

  5. Hello, via Fun and VJ's! I look forward to following your blog and renovations. ;-)

  6. Really looking forward to hearing your story,I love the arches too!

  7. i came over from fun & vjs, I cant wait to watch your parents relocated a house 7 renovated many years ago, it was a very worthwhile investment.
    Good luck!!!

  8. From one new blogger to another, so glad funandvjs has brought us all together. I love your house, I would have laid down the deposit based solely on the front door. I am also quite partial to arches and fretwork. The green toilet lid is priceless and will have to be repurposed in an artistic way. Can't wait to follow your progress.