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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Room Reveal ~ Renovated Teenager's Retreat!

Hello dear friends! Thanks for stopping by to visit me here at Natasha inOz, in my little corner of the world Down Under! It's so nice to see you!

I am also excited to finally be sharing some pictures of our downstairs renovation. There has been a real metamorphosis in this space!  We haven't finished everything yet as we still need to re-paint the whole area but it's getting there, slowly but surely.

Our teenager's retreat!

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New visitors to my blog might not know that our house was flooded a couple of times due to the enormous amount of rain we had here in Brisbane over the last couple of years. We were in drought for a while so even though the rain was refreshing and very much needed, it came very suddenly and it came down hard and fast! You can read about the terrible cyclone in Queensland here and you can  read about the floods here  and here. We were so lucky as we only had very minor damage and we were insured. There were thousands of people who were left homeless after the devastating floods and many were uninsured which is making their recovery even more difficult.

We lost a few things, had to replace flooring and we had to redo the plumbing and drainage for the house.

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How about if I show you some before and after shots?





Here is a before shot of the downstairs family room. This is where our kids spend much of their time. It's a real "Teenager's retreat" area!

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Now here are a few shots of the empty rooms, sans floor coverings and furniture:

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This is Maddy's bedroom...
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And here is Big Al's room.
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Now to the after shots!

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What a difference new floor tiles and shutters make!
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Everything has a place now...let's hope it stays that way!

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Here are some pictures of the finished kid's rooms.

Maddy's pink and pretty room!
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Here is Big Al's Red, White and Blue room.

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I'm sorry I've bored you with so many photos but as you can probably tell, we are ALL so excited to finally have the downstairs area finished and water-free! Let's hope that we don't get too much rain next summer...I don't know if hubby and I will be able to face doing this all over again!


Please be sure to come back on Saturday to see the top 5 posts from last week's link up and, of course, to join in with this weekend's 


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Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz 

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