Thankfully our kids are pretty resilient. They don’t complain about much, and seem to have faith in us. It is all just a big adventure.
The rooms of our Hamilton do up were pretty grotty. I believe the previous owners had rented out the bedrooms to anyone and everyone. The bedroom doors had dents, extra locks and even a periscope! Some of the hinges were damaged. I’m not sure what happened but I felt sorry for the house.
It needed some love and TLC. The doors got dumped!
After weeks of sanding, painting and repairing, the bedrooms finally resembled those of a happy home.
We bought this unloved dismal 6 bedroom home in the Hamilton suburb of Pukete. The street is gorgeously lined with trees, and an entrance to the endless paved river walkways is just across the road. Its an awesome location for families. Zoned for Pukete Primary, and so close to the Te Rapa Shopping complex.
We were all moved in. Now we faced the impending do up….
Lets start at the bottom…
Downstairs is a large open space with a concrete floor, and two dodgy dark and dingy rooms with filthy carpet.
One room was a deep blue and the other a kinky vixen red. Something that could have come out of 50 Shades of Grey. The first thing to do was to rip out that nasty carpet and the prima the walls!
After freshening up the rooms with a nice neural tone, called Quarter Cloudy and painting all the trim white, I installed imitation wood self adhesive vinyl planks.
The rooms looked amazing! Even worthy of guest accommodation!
I am in love with Senso self adhesive vinyl floor planks, purchased from Bunnings. I used Rustic Walnut and I think it looks amazing! Its so much more realistic than some of the vinyl products out there, especially the ones at my end of the price bracket. It was so easy to lay, using metal rulers and a Stanley knife.