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Homeowner Soph on the non-vanilla reno

Something a bit different this week, we’re chatting to a homeowner who can be found @easytigerstyleco - Soph and her builder partner have a mid-century modern style home built in the 80s in Auckland’s Titirangi. They’re well known in the Instagram space for completing a ‘non-vanilla’ reno and we’re here for it!

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 We also cover:
  •  What is ‘easy style tiger co’
  •  Soph and Ryan’s house buying journey
  •  What was done in the first three months before moving in
  •  Some of the quirks of the house including sauna and built in bar
  •  Glass, curved brick walls, rimu and other features
  •  The stark contrast between the two bathrooms right now
  •  The impact of decision paralysis and how they resolve it
  •  Where they’re at with the first bathroom reno, and what’s needed to complete
  •  What’s needed to complete the master bedroom
  •  The ‘canvas’ of the home and the mammoth task that was polishing the concrete floor and painting throughout
  •  What’s in the pipeline: second bathroom, laundry, kitchen, garage
  •  The design plan for the second bathroom
  •  Areas where Soph and Ryan have saved money
  •  What’s been outsourced
  •  How they’ve installed a pool for under $10k
  •  Where they plan to splurge
  •  How the kitchen design is progressing and where to from here
  •  The budget - how it’s tracking (or not) and what they’ve spent
  •  How they make decisions givens it’s not their forever home
  •  The very worst thing they’ve had to deal with in this house
  •  Soph’s biggest tips including knowing your limits and being realistic about how long you’ll be in the house
  •  What Soph recommends you do to ensure projects get finished

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