Clare Kinsey


we are finished!!

I am absolutely delighted to say that “we are finished“!

Yesterday evening we had the professional photographs done by Frank Parisi. He wanted to do a twilight shoot which seemed a little silly to me considering how beautiful our house is during the day because of all the natural light that floods in. Anyway I am not the expert and we trusted his experience and I am so glad we did! The photos are outstanding…..

It was a crazy day, trying to get all the last minute things done and I was still mopping floors minutes before he arrived. Earlier in the day I had resigned myself to the fact that I just wasn’t going to get it all done….. There was just too much and I was having a hard time getting around with my sore foot. Thankfully Steve & Brittany came home from work and together we got it all sorted. They have been such a massive help this past week or so & I couldn’t have done it without them.


So here we go…… The formal lounge! Thanks to Maria and the team from staged2sell who helped put this room together using what we already had and a few extra bits.

Bedroom 2….

Bedroom 3….

Kitchen…. I love the bench space I have here…… Plenty of room to dish up for a big family!

I just love open shelves. I think it gives the kitchen a relaxed holiday feel. There is oodles of cupboard space PLUS the butlers pantry so we were able to have open shelving without compromising on valuable storage.

Dining area….

Family room looking out to the deck….


Family bathroom….. This is the best bath tub for a relaxing soak!

Bedroom 4….

Bedroom 5….


Media room/parents retreat…. I love this room…… It opens out onto the deck.

Master bedroom….. My favourite room. Makes me smile every time I go in there 🙂

Ensuite bathroom…

Outside entertainment area….

This has been a long post but before I finish I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped along the way. For the most part it has been me plodding along little by little but these past few months everyone has chipped in one way or another. We are all now exhausted, and I am pretty sure that these last few weeks I have driven everyone crazy!!!! I’m sorry about that 😦 But….. WE DID IT!!!!! I am so incredibly thrilled with how it all looks and oh so proud!!!
Also a big big big thank you to my wonderful friend “Richo”. His help was incredible, nothing has ever been too much trouble and I have learned so much from him.
So where to from here? Not really sure….. Will save that for another post! I’m excited though and can’t wait for auction day!!!!
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and following along with the renovation. I really appreciate all the comments and encouragement 🙂
Now to try and keep the house clean & tidy for a month…… Eeeeeeeeek!!!!!

If you would like more information about this property please contact Trevor Bowen.

*All photos have been taken by Frank Parisi and have been used with permission*



Almost finished!!!!

I wasn’t going to put anymore pictures up of the house until it was finished, and then I was going to use the professional photos to show you all the final result……


I can’t help myself!!!!! The garden is finally looking like a garden after years of looking like a tip! Steve took some lovely pictures today while we were hard at it and so I thought you might like a peek of our work in progress.

Just to remind you of what we started with down the side of the house……

The pebbles were delivered this morning. At first we thought…..”hope we have enough”!

Now after hours of moving them its more like “OMG we haven’t even got half way through!!!”

Bit of planting! I’m well hidden and absolutely filthy……

And the (almost) finished result!!!! What a difference….. It’s all looking so lovely. I can’t wait to show you the whole house finished.