Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Before and After Styling

I thought that I would share some of the before and afters from some of my recently styled properties, the photos came out so well. This post is going to be mainly photos but they can really show you the advantages of styling your home for sale. Statistics say that what you spend on styling you can get back x5 in your sale price. I can't think of a better reason to style your home, because.....who doesn't love money!
Before (excuse the tradesman!)
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I love styling with a bit of colour, I believe it makes a huge difference in the photos and can really attract those extra buyers. You really can't go wrong!

xxo
Kim

(Photos: Styled to Profit)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ensuite Plans

I'm super excited that it's almost ensuite renovation time!! I can't wait to get this done, we have to employ quite a bit of help to renovate the ensuite as it involves moving walls, plumbing, waterproofing etc etc. So much work to do but that's all part of the fun!

Our current ensuite doesn't have a toilet, just a shower and a really basic vanity, or should I just call it a sink. The only problem is in order to make it bigger and squeeze in a toilet we are going to lose our wardrobes. So we had to find another option. Let me show you what our bedroom looks like currently. We have already painted most of it, just left the wall that needs renovating. Don't you just love the arch and the wardrobe doors....
It's really hard to take a photo in a small room with a window directly opposite, and then trying not to get in the photo yourself, it's a little hard but hopefully you can see what I'm trying to show you. Awesome black tiles!
Here's our little sink with a few shelves underneath. I was going to clean everything up but then I remembered, we live here! I have so many products and needs in my bathroom that it has been really hard to squeeze them into this little area, as you can see I have products everywhere. To put this into perspective, the vanity is around 890mm wide. 
Check out those floor tiles right!! Can you say TERRIBLE!! 
Here is the current plan...
Our plan is to remove the back walls behind the wardrobes, fill in the wardrobe doors and add in a cavity door as the entrance to the bathroom. I know a lot of people that hate cavity doors, and trust me, I get why! They are not overly pretty, you can't really lock them without an ugly hook, but the ensuite is not very big so I don't really want to lose space where the door opens. By putting in a cavity door we won't lose any space in the ensuite or in our room. The vanity will be right in front of the door so it means that someone could be standing at the vanity and open the door and walk in.

We also plan on moving the wardrobe to another wall in our room. Let me show you what our final plans are for the room.
We are still in the process of finishing the laundry but we can probably tie all of that in together. Means when we paint the wall in the bedroom we can paint the laundry at the same time, one paint tray to clean and only a few brushes. Suits me perfectly!! I am so excited to live in a house with a fully functional ensuite, so pumped! Now we just need to get it done. We are hoping the tradesman helping us can start over the weekend. I'll be sure to keep you all updated on our progress on Instagram so make sure you click on the link at the top right of the website to follow Styled to Profit.

xxo
Kim

(Photos: Styled to Profit)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bathroom Reveal!

After the super long 'supposed to be weekend' bathroom renovation it's finally finished! We finished most of it just before Christmas but were missing the few finishing touches such as the shower head that we ordered weeks ago that took forever to arrive, and the mirror that we needed to hang. We stayed well within our budget which was super awesome and it turned out great! We weren't going for anything super fancy, just simple and nicer than it used to be. So here is what we came up with..
We recycled our shower screen so that's what you can see in the picture above. We got all new taps, bath and vanity.
Super awesome soft closing drawers and cupboards!
We opted for a feature gray wall that runs down to the floor as well, then put basic white tiles on the other 3 walls. I think it turned out pretty nice. Oh and check out this amazing tap below. It's our bath tap which we chose specifically because it moves and folds away, perfect for when little ones are having a bath.
No more standing and hurting their back on the tap.
We got one of the rain fall shower heads.........amazing!! And just a simple beveled edge mirror to go above the vanity.
I'm really happy with the way it turned out. It's perfect to add a little bit of value to the home, by the time we sell it, which I'm hoping will be in the next few months, it will be a fully renovated home that needs absolutely no work done. This is super appealing to so many buyers out there so that is exactly what we want! Please share some of your home renovations, I love seeing them all whether they are super simple like mine or super extravagant!

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Our next renovation is the laundry and then the ensuite, we have already started pulling the laundry apart but as this is a boring room I won't be bothered sharing the progress with you on that one. And I'm sure that will take us forever as well so don't hold your breathe for that one!

xxo
Kim

(Photos: Styled to Profit)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year lovelies! I know it's a few days late but as you can tell by my limited posts for the last month, life in my neck of the woods has been super busy. I have got so many fun ideas to work on this year from my business and blog to my home and great activities with my daughter. I can't wait to get stuck in and share all my ideas with some of my favourite people....you guys!! But first let me share how my 2014 ended and 2015 began.

December was a fun month, I absolutely LOVE Christmas and with my daughter it is all that little bit more exciting. She is just short of 18 months old so still only little and doesn't really understand what Christmas and Santa Claus is all about, but that doesn't matter, we still had a great time decorating the house and starting some fun new traditions. We were hosting Christmas breakfast this year so I decided to be super organised so I wouldn't be stressed or worried, worked a treat! I had my plan written down and knew exactly what I needed and when I would be picking it all up. I start collecting bits and pieces for breakfast and did some DIY decorations. I shared one with you last month but here are a few more.
Who doesn't love little kids hands and feet right?? Couldn't help myself with this one.
For her first Christmas we made the Mistletoes canvas so this year I thought I might do something different. I stuck sticky tape on the canvas in the terrible shape of a tree, I rushed it and was doing it with a group of other people so not quite a perfect as I would normally like it to be, but who cares, she doesn't know the difference. We then had some finger paint fun. Once it dried I took off the sticky tape, added her name very awkwardly and the year and done!
I also had some fun wrapping up my presents. I get a bit sick of the over enthusiastic Christmas wrapping paper that they have in store, I like the simple stuff. So I picked up some brown paper and some red ribbon. I found a few websites that create word find games for you, all you have to do is type in the words you want, how many lines and what shape you want the game to be and press go. They create it for you and all you have to do is print it off. So I keyed in the names of everyone I was buying presents for, put in the other selections, printed off how many copies I needed and added them to my presents. A fun way to label the presents.
Christmas day went off with a bang, lots of unwrapping, giggles and food. We had the best few days and Madison opened almost all her presents herself, it took a while but she got there eventually! She was very spoilt so now our family room is filled toys, toys and more toys.

After we got over our food coma's and cleaned the house up a little bit we packed our bags and headed to the beach for a few days of total relaxation mixed in with a bit of fun. We visited Wilson's Promontory, swam in some of the best beaches in Australia, then headed over to a family holiday home in Warratah Bay where we enjoyed some amazing views, accommodation and company.
We arrived home yesterday, unpacked and got ready to head back to work today. Lucky I love my job and don't mind Mondays so going back to work is not really a big deal for me. I have so many more posts to share with you in the coming weeks, we finished our bathroom renovation just before Christmas so will be sharing that with you all shortly. We are about to start working on our laundry and ensuite so will be sure to share that with you too as soon as it's finished.

If you're back at work today too I hope it has gone quickly and you haven't been welcomed by huge piles of paperwork. Bring on 2015 to organise and losing those piles and enjoying an even better year than the last.

xxo
Kim

(Photos: Styled to Profit)

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