Odds and Ends

And another week begins!

Last week was a busy one as we move closer to Christmas and start to get to the pointy end of our own home renovation.

Lock Up

I spent the week in the car, or so it seemed. Not doing anything terribly exciting and collecting all the necessary bits that are essential for the home. It’s all those things that seem to just appear but are very important and need to be selected, ordered and installed.

Still building

Like window hardware. The windows were all put in at the house over the last two weeks so then I had to choose latches, fitches and lifts.

Teardrop Window Locks

We have a mixture of double hung and casement windows so I had to make sure I had the right hardware for each window. Not very exciting, but very necessary!

Sash Lifts

Door hardware was selected last week too. But door handles are only a minor part of door hardware.

Door Handles

You also need to consider door stops, whether you need privacy locks and roller latches for french doors.

Door Stops

Thank goodness for the knowledgable staff at Mother of Pearl & Sons who know exactly what you need.

Privacy Sets

I took in my list of doors and what I needed on each door and they carefully went through all the components.

Not very exciting essentials

And, I took delivery of taps and other fittings for the bathroom and laundry.

Washing Machine Tap Set

I love the Smart Tile to use in the floor of the bathrooms. The end result is a streamlined floor.

Floor Grate

One exciting trip I did have, was to collect all my pretty light fittings.

Carload of light fittings

We’re using LED downlights throughout the hallways and family living areas but adding a selection of wall lights and feature pendants.

LED Downlights

I just can’t wait to get them all installed.

Ensuite Wall light

Enjoy your week, and remember, if you need assistance selecting all the odds and ends for your home renovation, contact us for an online or in-person consultation.


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  1. hi Jennifer, looks all very exciting! wish you good luck with the rest of the renovations and would love to see e end result! Any house warming party planned??? Cheers, Bettina

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