I am also excited to finally be sharing some pictures of our downstairs renovation. We haven't finished everything yet as we still need to re-paint the whole area but it's getting there, slowly but surely.
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.
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!
Now here are a few shots of the empty rooms, sans floor coverings and furniture:
And here is Big Al's room.
What a difference new floor tiles and shutters make!
Here are some pictures of the finished kid's rooms.
Maddy's pink and pretty room!
Here is Big Al's Red, White and Blue room.
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!
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Natasha In Oz