Class Project Report – Ready for Liftoff

The School of Renovating and She Renovates Podcast with Bernadette Janson

 The Class Project team is rocking! Here’s our latest update on progress. 

Despite the challenges of Sydney’s current lockdown the project in Newcastle keeps going. Good thing we have our local team member, Kerry who can be on-site to keep the momentum up.



Class Project Highlights from Last week

  • We had the builder visit again to clarify some details 
  • Still waiting for the engineer to come back with the design and his quote 
  • We are getting quotes from the demolition contractor, the plumber and the electrician 
  • The Tiler is on standby because he’s frantically busy and it’s a bit hard to finalise specs 
  • Contracts are ready for the Trades 
  • Kerry will meet them on-site and we’ll walk them through via phone 
  • David Janson, architect, will check the quotes on the basic plans for the bathroom, the kitchen and the back area.
  • We are in touch with our bookkeeper to ensure she looks after the bookkeeping

Bernadette has recently created the Fast Track System for The School of Renovating Students. We are using this on The Class Project – help in recording plans, scopes, budgeting and the program.

The School of Renovating and She Renovates Podcast with Bernadette Janson

Project Checklist

  • Landscaping. Some of the Class Project team will be focused on this part of the project.
  • Where will the ‘Wow’ be? We are carefully considering where we are going to add the wow! Inside and outside.
  • Panelling. The first thing you see when you step in the door is the panelling. The island bench will also be the feature of the living area and then the multi-fold doors opening to the back.
  • Wall lights. Bernadette found some really nice wall lights at Beacon Lighting which will work with the aesthetic of the panelling.
  • Bathroom. Wardrobe, Vanity and Shower. The shower will need to go on the side of the room because of the window location. (See video report)

Bathroom Design Challenges

Bernadette will hand over some of the details for David to resolve and get him to produce some plans and any other ideas. She will also discuss with the agent about the desires and aspirations of the target market.

Bernadette Janson shares…

Mary made a point about the laundry and I agree with her. Mary said, ”If you’ve got teenagers in the bathroom, and the laundry is in there too, it’s a pain in the neck because they spend hours in the bathroom and you can’t get to change loads. It’s a good point!”

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If you want to meet up with a group of savvy renovators. I would say come over and join She Renovates Facebook Group. It’s a completely FREE Facebook group and it is growing at the rate of knots. We hit over a thousand members just recently, and now it seems to have picked up momentum. They are all savvy renovating women and men working their little hearts out to live a better life through renovating.

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