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We moved into our own home on 1st November and ever since for 2 months straight we have been doing Home Renovations to make our place suit of style. I absolutely love the place we have, but it needed a bit of TLC to make it into a home we wanted.

Moving into our own place was probably one of the biggest dreams Justin and I had. After the wedding, all we could talk about was having our own space.

Luckily Justin went with everything I wanted for our home, we did have a budget but knew that on certain items we had to splurge to get quality items that will last a long time like our bed and couch.

With the velvet trend being so popular all the home décor stores had velvet everything to choose from. I personally love velvet and actually shared a Velvet Home Inspiration a few weeks ago.

Here are some before and after shoots we took from the day we purchased our home and once we did the renovations.

Kitchen before
Second bedroom/ office before
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Lounge before
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lounge after
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walkway after
second bedroom/ office after
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kitchen after
How We Updated Our Home

I wasn’t fond of the colour scheme of the walls which looked neutral brown colour. I knew I wanted white minimalistic walls that could go with any décor in the future if we wanted to change up anything in our home.  We saw these beautiful wall colours in At Home and fell in love with the blue’s and blacks, which we incorporated as future walls in certain areas of our home.

Something very costly but with the drought we just had we wanted to also astroturf our outside area. Which looks way better then the brick laid outside. It was actually one of the things that drastically changed our home. We also did big changes to our kitchen. I hated the crappy chipboard countertop that came with the house, so Justin and I opted for an engineered white stone with these glitter speckles and we changed the backslash to this beautiful blue we came across at the hardware store.

You will notice that our home has lots of metallic accents throughout the home, I think it ties everything nicely.

There are a few more home décor things I would like but, need to save up for that. I would love to add more plants to our space.

So, what do you guys things about the Home Renovations we did? I personally am so happy with how everything turned out. It took lots of hard work and all our savings, but we now have a beautiful, relaxed home!

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  1. December 17, 2018 / 10:18 am

    Wow, I just love the final results! Especially the second bedroom 🙂

    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

  2. Kate
    December 17, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    I love what you’ve done with the place! It looks so bright and airy and stylish. x

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  3. Kate
    December 17, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    I love what you’ve done with the place! It looks so bright and airy and stylish. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  4. December 18, 2018 / 8:03 am

    Your house look beautiful, especially the kitchen! You did a great job with it 🙂

    Hope that you are having a nice week so far! We took the kids out to a special snow event yesterday, it was a lot of fun, but so strange with the summer heat and humidity here in Brisbane, haha! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  5. December 18, 2018 / 8:03 am

    Your house look beautiful, especially the kitchen! You did a great job with it 🙂

    Hope that you are having a nice week so far! We took the kids out to a special snow event yesterday, it was a lot of fun, but so strange with the summer heat and humidity here in Brisbane, haha! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • December 18, 2018 / 11:09 am

      Thank you so much! Yeah it’s super hot here in South Africa too

    • December 18, 2018 / 11:09 am

      Thanks Laura! I am so pleased at how stunning it all turned out. Took a lot of work

    • December 18, 2018 / 11:09 am

      Thanks Laura! I am so pleased at how stunning it all turned out. Took a lot of work

  6. Krissy
    December 18, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Thank you so much for the awesome inspo! It looks absolutely stunnign

  7. Emily
    December 18, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    Oh wow you guys have done such a good job! I especially love your lounge and style. I can’t wait to have a home one day, and I’d love to have a lounge like yours.

    Emily | Snippets of Emilys Life xx

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