From Garage to Guest Accommodation on a Budget

3 Materials
$6000
4 Weeks
Medium
I have been working with a team of builders, contractors, handymen (and not-so-handy men) and a throng of other people over the winter to get this tired old cottage ready for the summer tourist season in the Franschhoek Valley. Here’s how I turned a garage into a guest accommodation on a budget.
This is what it looked like before we started. The 50sqm extra-length double garage had been hastily converted to a garden cottage about 7 years ago. Since then, not much was done to the place. The bathroom was atrocious, the kitchen rotten, and the rest was in dire need of paint and repairs. But as always, I see opportunity where others see despair!


Here’s What We Did!
1// The Bathroom
The bathroom was the first project on our list. It was a transformation of epic proportions and the results are just gorgeous! Click here for the full post!
2// The Kitchen
Next up, was the kitchen. We really only built in a small kitchenette as the restaurant offering in the valley is outstanding and we doubt people will come here to cook their own food. None the less, it is equipped with enough to prepare a meal. Click here for the full post.
3// The Windows
The windows offered another challenge: the views around the cottage are very pretty, but the light can be very bright and in summer, the heat needs to be blocked out as well. Please visit my blog page (link below) to see how we resolved that.
For all the details and the complete article please visit the article in my blog

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Germarie

Suggested materials:

  • Tiles
  • Curtains, Furnishings
  • Chairs, Tables

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