These photos were taken the day we arrived here. GULP.
And the afters:
The total spend was $18,000. The cost was pushed up by the short time frame. Dan did most of it in six weeks, around his job - so we had about a week's worth of paying extra labour to help him get it done.
Other trades jobs that have been done include plumbing and electrics (both about $2,500 each) and the floor sanding (about $1,600).
Also, we had planned to use a second-hand, freebie kitchen but it didn't end up fitting - so we bought this one.
Still, price-wise, we're pretty happy.
The kitchen is a Bunnings kitchen with their 'country' style of doors. The benchtops are bamboo and Dan used a two-pack product to seal them so they're hard wearing.
The wall cladding is a MDF VJ knock-off. Dan loves using it because it means he doesn't have to do any plastering, which makes it much quicker to install.
The paint is leftovers from our last house - I think it's actually an exterior paint, but it was just sitting in the shed so we figured we may as well use it.
Pretty much everything we've used is from Bunnings, except the two-pack product for the benches (the only option I could find there cost $50 a square metre - no thanks)
There's a few little jobs to do. I'm waiting on blinds which are being cut and there is some repairs to be done to the roof and gutters.
But, mostly, for now - it's done. And we can take a few weeks off before we get ramped up on Big House.