Monday, November 3, 2008

At Last Ready to Rent!

Finally we are finished getting our house ready to rent. It went up on Trademe last night and within 2 hours we had someone wanting to move in - hopefully we will be meeting them tonight and finalising everything.

Here's our new kitchen - white and shiny and will be all mine for only another couple of weeks! It's pretty much all new however we did reuse a couple of the old cabinets and just replaced the doors. The walls used to be yellow and now are a neutral quarter sisal.

Here is our lounge - it's been painted (used to be blue) and decluttered and the carpet has been cleaned. The tv is now off the wall so it looks huge but we didn't want to give people the impression that they could put their tv's up. They probably will anyway!

Another view in the lounge so you can see the open plan kitchen living area.

This is the view from our lounge - if you enlarge it you can see the lion's enclosure of the zoo. It's a little hard to point out as they weren't out and about when I took this picture - but there is a patch of grass with a high fence around it in the middle of the picture above the houses below us.

Here is our updated bathroom - it's been painted white and we have added heaps of storage and a new bathroom cabinet. Incidentally the babies love it. I made the mistake of leaving them in the bathroom while I was filling the bath - in the 30 seconds I was away many items including Wayne's electric razor made it into the bath!

Our room - nothing changed in here

Another view of our room

Miss Trelise's pad. It's been de-pinked and very much decluttered (we now have a garage full of toys!). It has new carpet and the walls used to have two big pink stripes which I've painted out. She used to also have pink sheer curtains which we have taken down.

Other view of Trelise's room

Madeleine and Juliette's lair. Not much has changed in here apart from removing the change table in the corner. We used to have a few more decorations up on the wall.

Now for some outside shots

Our back garden - probably our main reason for moving. It's quite large but just not easily accessible from the main house.

and a couple of other pictures showing our access. Important in Wellington as some people really live up mountain tracks!

and finally (just really for completeness really) our garage!

Looking back at the pictures it really doesn't show how much work we have done! It's been a hard month and we will be so glad when it's all rented and we can set about with the next stage of packing and getting ourselves together to move.


Laurie said...

You have been busy!! IT looks great! Did the people come look at it?

Jaime said...

Congrats on getting it all done and rented! SO much work! It looks great:)

Steph said...

OK I want to come to NZ and rent your place!!!!

girlytwins said...

Wow. You did so much work. Those will be some lucky tenants.

angie said...

The girls look so cute for Halloween. Your house looks great. No wonder you had no problem renting it!

Debra said...

WOW you did SO much work. It may not LOOK like a lot of work, but with 3 kids it makes it THAT much more work.

Congrats on the renters!!

Mark and Kiss said...

What a beautiful home! It is so crisp and uncluttered. You did a beautiful job.

Stephanie said...

Wow. Your view! I love did a great job :) Congrats on being finished and rented!

Halloween pics were so cute!

Josh n Betsie said...

Looks great!

Brandy said...

WOW can i rent it? It looks great!

Connie said...

What a great house!! It's so beautiful there...I hope one day to travel to NZ...

Autumn said...

beautiful home!! whoever lives there will be so happy im sure!!

our house is also currently on the market to sell/rent.