Sanctuary is a magazine dedicated to sustainable and environmentally conscious house design, and showcases a range of homes across Australia all with the common theme of being sustainable in some format - but without compromising on design and aesthetics!
The article focused on our recently completed house renovations - which were done very frugally on a minimal budget - and maintained the original features of the old house. We deliberately made features of the old aspects of the house, instead of tearing things down and plastering over, which is sadly what we were advised to do on many occasions!
We used bamboo as a sustainable alternative to installing new floorboards, recycled second-hand old wooden doors (including one from the local tip shop with original retro yellow bottle glass for $20!), kept all the original windows and light fittings, insulated the ceiling and walls throughout, and used salvaged and recycled furniture for the interior.
A big 'Thank You' to Sanctuary magazine for including our home in it's beautiful glossy pages, and for highlighting sustainable homes and interiors can be acheived with a small budget and lots of imagination.