My 'Renovate' Posts

Over the years we've renovated a few houses. At the moment we are busy renovating our 1970s Lockwood home which has shiplap walls. We do most of the work ourselves. Join us on our journey and share our experiences and discoveries.

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Lockwood Renovation Part 6 - Where to Buy a Kitchen

Where to buy a kitchen is a really good question especially if you have a limited budget and you know that the kitchen is going to be an important part of your home life. Here's how we came up with our final choice.

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Carol Karl

December 30, 2019

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Lockwood Renovation Part 5 - Kitchen Plans

OK, so now we’ve torn our kitchen apart, it’s time to start planning our new one.

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Carol Karl

December 6, 2019

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Lockwood Renovation Part 4 - Rollercoaster Floors and Removing a Wall

When we first looked at this house, we were concerned about the floors ...

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Carol Karl

November 27, 2019

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Lockwood Renovation Part 3 - Fence

Continuing our Lockwood renovation, we're getting a new front fence without building a new fence.

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Carol Karl

November 4, 2019

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Lockwood Renovation Part 2 - The Front Yard

Let There Be Light! - You will remember that our house was surrounded in trees when we moved in. This made things very dark and sometimes at night quite scary

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Carol Karl

October 29, 2019

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Our New Lockwood Home Renovation

We're renovating an original 70's Lockwood home with the bright orange doors! Watch as we convert these dark shiplap walls into a light and airy modern home.

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Carol Karl

October 23, 2019

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Tiny Kitchen Makeover

Before we left for Canada in 2009, we owned a small house in Paparangi, Wellington.

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Carol Karl

September 12, 2018