My Posts Tagged as 'Renovations'

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Lockwood Renovation Part 15 – Kitchen Floors

This one is not going to be pretty! The floors throughout our entire house were a mess but the kitchen was by far the worst.

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Carol Karl

April 8, 2021

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Blue Fluff and Chaos

Is your house trying to be a supermodel? I know that’s a weird thing to ask but bear with me.

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Carol Karl

March 18, 2021

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Living My Real Life

In today’s virtual holiday we are visiting a very special place – The Looking Glass Garden in Te Puke (pronounced teh-pook-eh) which is themed on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland storybook.

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Carol Karl

March 13, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Welcome to this week's virtual holiday and round up of the past week.

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Carol Karl

March 6, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Are you in need of a holiday? I feel like I am. For the next few weeks, I thought I’d take you on a virtual holiday on New Zealand. Want to come along?

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Carol Karl

February 27, 2021

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Lockwood Renovation Part 14 - Kitchen Island

Our kitchen island is the hub of our house. It’s where everyone gathers to chat about their day or have a cup of coffee.

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Carol Karl

February 25, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy Sunday (or Saturday) depending on where in the World you are!

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Carol Karl

February 20, 2021

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Lockwood Renovation Part 13 - Kitchen Door Furniture

Have you ever heard this term before? It’s an interesting one.

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Carol Karl

February 19, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Do you have any special plans for Valentine’s Day?

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Carol Karl

February 13, 2021

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Living My Real Life

Happy Waitangi Day! If you’re not from New Zealand, you probably have no idea what this is.

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Carol Karl

February 6, 2021

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Lockwood Renovation Part 12 – Kitchen Reveal

I’m soooo excited to be sharing this with you today. This post has been literally years in the making!

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Carol Karl

February 1, 2021

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Living My Real Life

I know you’ve seen this picture before - I had every intention to reveal my kitchen renovation to you this week.

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Carol Karl

January 30, 2021

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Happy New Year - Top 10 Posts for 2020

Happy New Year! I know I’m just a few days late and I hope you can forgive me.

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Carol Karl

January 11, 2021

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Tips for Choosing Kitchen Tapware

I’m a cheapskate and I’m not ashamed of it! Our kitchen renovation budget was small.

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Carol Karl

October 13, 2020

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Lockwood Renovation Part 11 – Makeover of the Tiniest Room

Our house is tiny, and our toilet is no exception...

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Carol Karl

October 5, 2020

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Lockwood Renovation Part 10 - How to Paint Lockwood Shiplap Walls

If you saw my Master Bedroom reveal you will have noticed that we painted our Lockwood shiplap walls. There are quite a few tips and tricks that I’ve learned while painting the interior of my entire house, so today, I thought I’d share those with you.

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Carol Karl

September 29, 2020

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Renovation Inspiration

I know I’ve been promising for some time to reveal our renovated house with you – and we’re getting there.

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Carol Karl

September 15, 2020

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Lockwood Renovation Part 9 – Insulating Cathedral Ceilings

We have beautiful beams in our house – and no insulation - until now.

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Carol Karl

August 29, 2020

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Lockwood Renovation Part 7 - New Lights

I thought I’d share with you our new lights and talk a bit about the wiring in our 1970s Lockwood.

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Carol Karl

January 22, 2020

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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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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

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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