Whilst working in the corporate world, I somehow found time to renovate 6 houses of my own. I’ve tiled, plastered, painted, installed kitchen cabinets and everything in between. I’ve had to clean out rooms cluttered with years of accumulated stuff which clearly was not needed and just had to go.
Relating my experiences over the years to friends and family, invariably resulted in me becoming the renovation and general house organising go to person. I am a great organiser with a can do attitude…give me a messed up room and it will be bright and shiny in no time. People seek my advice, ideas, tips and general help.
Renovating and preparing houses to make them into homes is something I realised I am really good at and something I love to do.
So in 2016 Good House – Organisation by Design commenced.
I really enjoy the challenge of discovering and realising the potential in a house and making it into a functional, practical and beautiful home for clients. I also know how hard it can be to visualise what is needed in your house. The cost, the time and decisions that need to be made can be so overwhelming, and of course we are all busy with family and work commitments.
This is where I come in to help you explore what can be achieved, and together make it happen. I look forward to the challenges ahead and with my easy manner I can help you realise and get the best out of your house.
They say a picture paints a thousand words. Well this picture of me resplendent in plaster and paint mess shows I am definitely a hands on person who’s prepared to get her hands very dirty. I look back and can tell you that renovating is incredibly hard work but the rewards can be amazing.
The location of renovation No.6 was Rye on the Mornington Peninsula. This project was a labour of love, passion, sweat and sometimes even tears, as my family took on transforming an old weekender into a resplendent rejuvenated holiday house.
Mind you most people couldn’t see the potential of this house. Yes it needed a tonne of work but the position was excellent, the bones were good and with the right planning and organisation we knew we could realistically transform this house.
The house was re-everything…re-roofed, re-wired, re-plumbed, re-windowed…I think you get my drift. I employed every skill I had acquired over the years and then some. We also had to pay for some help of course. As with any project, really good communication with trades and clear ideas was paramount to ensure we stayed on budget and on time.
See the Gallery for more pictures. This top to bottom renovation tested us all, but the results were well worth it and my family is very proud of its’ work and all the effort.
We hope you think so too.
A wide range of services to help you achieve your Good House.
Pre-Sale House Preparation
Holiday Let Setup and Management
Holiday House Owners
Small Renovation Management
Personal Concierge Service
What can you expect? How does it all come together?