Kate Potter's Award Winning Thirroul Renovation
I think for me part of the journey has been to realise that it doesn’t matter what age you are, you’re entitled to go and get a loan if you want. If you have the means to pay it off and the future vision of how you’re going to do that.
Whereas there’s a lot of people out there who I guess think we’re doing something contrary to what we should be doing in this stage of life. Which is downsizing and just being really sensible and having investments but not putting any more money into our own lifestyle.
And I just feel like I’ve got so many years ahead of me to start, heading in a new direction. And why should I assume that that means less money? Why should I assume that that means less lifestyle? Why should I assume that we’re going to be too feeble to look after a house when that’s actually what will keep us young?
The Thirroul renovation project was a house that was going to be our forever home.
It was a 100-year-old cottage.
We managed to secure that because we committed to the owners who, it was a deceased estate. And we said we were absolutely renovating it.
We weren’t going to knock it down and put a two-story long monstrosity on it which was what they were afraid of. And we really wanted to make this at the cute little beach house at the front and extended the back which is what we did.
It took us a while to figure out what we wanted to do and part of that indecision was about was it can be our home or not our home and all of that kind of stuff.
To learn more about Kate Potter’s success story, listen to the podcast episode 37 – Reno Diva: Kate Potter.