Renovation: My Home

I can finally share my Ask Ashe Abode plans – they were approved and delivered today!
I’m over the moon to get started and you’ll see from the pictures below just how excited I must be to smack some walls down and rip up some carpets. These are possibly the ugliest interior pics I have ever posted on my blog!
I bought a flat in a beautiful old block, with high ceilings, masses of space, so much character and huge potential. But it’s all been hidden under a fug of musty brown carpets and 70’s kitsch tiles and accessorised with lime green sanitary ware! To add insult to injury, the previous owner replaced ALL internal doors with those kiff plastic concertina jobs and hung those uber special office blinds in all the windows. You know, the sexy ones like this:

Except, they were EXTRA special, when you drew them together, they had a cloud pattern on them, oh yes they did.

So I’ve been living in this flat waiting patiently for the plans to be approved by Amafa & the Municipality {it was easier getting a bond} and can only now start the demolition.
Below are some pics of the spare room which will be enlarged and made into the main bedroom with en suite bathroom & walk-in cupboard, the living area which will become open plan with the kitchen & entrance hall, the kitchen in all its orange glory and the bathroom & separate loo – I am going to take a sledgehammer to that effing loo and will smile madly while doing so…

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I’ll be sharing the progress of the alterations on this blog along the way.

Wish me luck! :)

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    9th February 2012 at 8:18 PM

    that looks like it’s going to be RIDICULOUSLY awesome!!! can’t wait to see the updates!! good luck ash!! x

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    6th February 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Oh man, that’s going to be AMAZING. Keep strong and can’t wait to see the end results!

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    6th February 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Heya. If you’re looking for internal doors. Doortec in Hammersdale are really good value. 3 deep moulded doors, made to size cost us R750.

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    Candice Mac Nicol
    4th February 2012 at 10:39 PM

    So happy for you!!! It’s going to be beautiful!! xx

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    3rd February 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Will be following renovations enthusiastically and awaiting roof wetting with much anticipation
    Green Heart City

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    3rd February 2012 at 3:09 PM

    SOOOOO, excited! This day has finally come and it will loo gorgeous! good luck xxxxx

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    3rd February 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Gosh it is going to be stunning once its all finished!! Exciting times!
    Good LUCK!! xxx

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    3rd February 2012 at 11:06 AM

    good luck! reading your blog i can tell you have a great sense of humour – you’re going to need that!! can’t wait to see which suppliers and contractors you recommend – when we built i said i would put together a black book of recommended suppliers – had more “wouldn’t touch with a barge pole people” so kicked that plan into touch!! but it’s amazing how it all works out in the end – enjoy the process.

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    3rd February 2012 at 9:38 AM

    The team here at Ruby and the Swallow can’t wait to see how your new huisie unfolds before our very eyes – we look forward to seeing the progress. Good Luck and have fun!!

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    3rd February 2012 at 9:32 AM

    I am so excited for you – looks like your home is going to be amazing – I see you being on Top Billing soon xx

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    3rd February 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Oh my! That is going to be stunning!!! Good luck with the reno’s. I hope it all goes well, with little hiccups and no frustrations. Can’t wait for progress shots! xoxo

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    3rd February 2012 at 8:57 AM

    yay!!!! AT LAST!!!!! Such exciting times ahead and its going to be AMAZEBALLS when its done – looking forward to the roof wetting xoxo

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      3rd February 2012 at 6:45 PM

      Heeeeya, count me in

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    3rd February 2012 at 7:25 AM

    Luuuuuuuuuck! As if you need more on your plate this year, but at least it’s an awesome project and so up your alley! x

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    2nd February 2012 at 7:45 PM

    wow-going to be AMAZING!

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