Mother reveals how she has transformed her boring brick house into a Hamptons-like oasis

A mother on the Gold Coast has revealed how, over the course of a year, she has turned a boring brick home into a Hamptons-style retreat.

Susanna Tolo carried out the impressive renovation on a budget, saving her money where she could do something special.

She documented her progress on her Instagram page and showed what a bit of paint and loving care can do for a home.

A mother on the Gold Coast has revealed how, over the course of a year, she has turned a boring brick house into a Hamptons-like oasis (outside before and after)

A mother on the Gold Coast has revealed how, over the course of a year, she has turned a boring brick house into a Hamptons-like oasis (outside before and after)

Susanna Tolo (photo) carried out the impressive renovation on a budget, saving her money where she could come up with something special

Susanna Tolo (photo) carried out the impressive renovation on a budget, saving her money where she could come up with something special

Susanna Tolo (photo) carried out the impressive renovation on a budget, saving her money where she could come up with something special

Susanna said the first thing she thought about was to make the look of the coast look like - which is not as hard as dealing with rocks (pictured earlier)

Susanna said the first thing she thought about was to make the look of the coast look like - which is not as hard as dealing with rocks (pictured earlier)

Susanna said the first thing she thought about was to make the look of the coast look like – which is not as hard as dealing with rocks (pictured earlier)

She repainted the tiles a soft gray and then painted the outside in white, with the help of several painters (the outside pictured after)

She repainted the tiles a soft gray and then painted the outside in white, with the help of several painters (the outside pictured after)

She repainted the tiles a soft gray and then painted the outside in white, with the help of several painters (the outside pictured after)

Susanna said the first thing she thought about was to make the look of the coast appear – which is no easy task when dealing with rocks.

She repainted the tiles soft gray and then painted the outside in white, with the help of several painters.

But where she saved money, Susanna avoided rendering the stones before she painted them – what, she said, her an extra & # 39; $ 10,000 minimum & # 39; saved.

& # 39; It's amazing what paint can do with an old, tiring house! In fact, it gave a facelift, & Susanna explained on her Instagram page.

& # 39; Painting stone is a great way to add value to your home without spending a whole fortune! & # 39 ;.

She also took the door and spent some time finding the right shade of blue, eventually settling on & # 39; Kara Sea & # 39; by British Paints (photo)

She also took the door and spent some time finding the right shade of blue, eventually settling on & # 39; Kara Sea & # 39; by British Paints (photo)

She also took the door and spent some time finding the right shade of blue, eventually settling on & # 39; Kara Sea & # 39; by British Paints (photo)

She also took the door and spent some time finding the right shade of blue:

& # 39; Who said finding the right blue tone would be easy? & # 39 ;, Susanna informed.

& # 39; As good as I liked the super bright blue "Santorini" door, as I liked to call it, it wasn't exactly what I had in mind, and thanks to persistence, I finally found the right shade. & # 39;

The result is a striking and striking blue hue in & # 39; Kara Sea & # 39; from British Paints.

When it came to the interior, Susanna grabbed the main rooms such as the living room by getting rid of the pastel-colored walls and dated furniture and fixtures (previously pictured)

When it came to the interior, Susanna grabbed the main rooms such as the living room by getting rid of the pastel-colored walls and dated furniture and fixtures (previously pictured)

When it came to the interior, Susanna grabbed the main rooms such as the living room by getting rid of the pastel-colored walls and dated furniture and fixtures (previously pictured)

Susanna replaced the terrible carpets with German laminated floorboards and installed some built-in racks (shown below)

Susanna replaced the terrible carpets with German laminated floorboards and installed some built-in racks (shown below)

Susanna replaced the terrible carpets with German laminated floorboards and installed some built-in racks (shown below)

When it came to the interior, Susanna first grabbed the main rooms, such as the living room and kitchen.

She relieves the pastel-colored walls and outdated furniture and fixtures in the living room and instead took advantage of the six-meter high ceilings by creating a light and clear feeling.

Susanna replaced the terrible carpets with German laminated floorboards and installed some built-in shelves.

She then got rid of outdated furniture and replaced these items with pieces with a more coastal feel.

Then she went to the kitchen - where Susanna quickly removed the strips of curtains and old-fashioned fixtures (pictured earlier)

Then she went to the kitchen - where Susanna quickly removed the strips of curtains and old-fashioned fixtures (pictured earlier)

Then she went to the kitchen – where Susanna quickly removed the strips of curtains and old-fashioned fixtures (pictured earlier)

Instead, she placed some Italian tiles and did the kitchen again with the help of all IKEA items - except the marble table (on the photo on the right)

Instead, she placed some Italian tiles and did the kitchen again with the help of all IKEA items - except the marble table (on the photo on the right)

Instead, she placed some Italian tiles and did the kitchen again with the help of all IKEA items – except the marble table (on the photo on the right)

Then she went to the kitchen – Susanna quickly removed the strips of curtains and old-fashioned fixtures.

Instead, she placed some Italian tiles and did the kitchen again using all IKEA items – except the marble table.

Susanna has always maintained that you don't have to spend a fortune to get a stylish finish.

Susanna (photo) said about her kitchen: & I am more than happy with how it turned out. I had a vision of blue and white coastal colors and it came true. It is clear, fresh and spacious ... it's me & # 39;

Susanna (photo) said about her kitchen: & I am more than happy with how it turned out. I had a vision of blue and white coastal colors and it came true. It is clear, fresh and spacious ... it's me & # 39;

Susanna (photo) said about her kitchen: & I am more than happy with how it turned out. I had a vision of blue and white coastal colors and it came true. It is clear, fresh and spacious … it's me & # 39;

During her trip, Susanna took her Instagram followers with her during her renovation - and it has proven so popular that she now has 235,000 followers (pictured earlier)

During her trip, Susanna took her Instagram followers with her during her renovation - and it has proven so popular that she now has 235,000 followers (pictured earlier)

During her trip, Susanna took her Instagram followers with her during her renovation – and it has proven so popular that she now has 235,000 followers (pictured earlier)

Susanna avoided rendering the stones before she painted them - what, she said, her an extra & $ 39; minimum $ & $ 39; rescued (pictured below)

Susanna avoided rendering the stones before she painted them - what, she said, her an extra & $ 39; minimum $ & $ 39; rescued (pictured below)

Susanna avoided rendering the stones before she painted them – what, she said, her an extra & $ 39; minimum $ & $ 39; rescued (pictured below)

She wrote on her Instagram page and said: & # 39; I have kept the hob and oven in good condition.

& # 39; And as much as I wanted to have gas, unfortunately that was not possible, because we have no gas here and I should have installed portable gas bottles.

& # 39; I am more than happy with how it turned out. I had a vision of blue and white coastal colors and it came true. It is clear, fresh and spacious … it's me. & # 39;

During her trip, Susanna took her Instagram followers with her during her renovation – and it has proven so popular that she now has 235,000 followers.

For more information, visit her profile here.

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