Carrington House by Naomi Findlay
Takeaway top tips on how Naomi keeps the renovation affordable while adding style and value to the property by selecting Alspec home improvement products such as high performance windows and doors from Carinya, Danmac shower screens and Invisi-Gard security screens.
In this slow renovation journey to create Carrington House, Naomi shares all from the decision making process through to practical completion, giving you knowledge and ideas to help with your own home transformation project.
Known for her television roles co-hosting Channel 9 series ‘Location Lifestyle Living’ and as an interior design expert on Channel 10’s ‘The Home Team’, Naomi is a contributing author to many digital and print publications, as well as developer of her own Rapid Reno Mate smartphone app and the host of The Reno Show, a digital renovation TV series.
Make sure you check back here for regular updates on the progress of Carrington House and for inspirational renovation ideas.
Prepare to be impressed as the first completed room of Carrington House opens for online viewing. See how Naomi Findlay has achieved the first milestone in her extensive renovation of this 1880s house with the delivery of a light and elegant bedroom at the front of the house.
The previously dilapidated space has been transformed by adding wooden French doors paired with internally fitted Invisi-Gard security screen doors. While the wooden doors are a glamorous addition to the street-facing façade, Invisi-Gard security screen doors provide the all-important security, ventilation and protection.
It’s time to reveal the second completed room at Carrington House and another stunning bedroom has emerged from the once derelict space.
With a layout mirroring the previously completed room, this second space also features wooden French doors paired with Invisi-Gard screen doors, letting the outdoors in while maintaining light, ventilation and security.
Used as a make-shift office space during the first phase of renovations, the original living room of Carrington House is the next to be completely revived under Naomi’s magic touch. Every element of the room, from the floor joists through to the ceiling, had to be replaced as Naomi and her team worked to bring the room back to life.
From the restored mantle surrounding a new wood burning fire, to the adjacent large format wall tiles and tall wooden sliding doors, heritage and contemporary design elements have come together to deliver Naomi’s vision for a beautiful, calm and relaxing living room.
Naomi’s design flair comes to the fore during the conversion of this former bedroom into an inspiring Design Studio for Carrington House.
Customised cabinetry, wooden trim detailing and a deep profile double hung window continue the heritage look, while delivering a contemporary, well-lit and functional working space. As somewhere for Naomi to meet with clients, it’s also a creative space where she and her team can talk through designs and projects.
Choosing the right windows for your home renovation or build
If there's two people who know about the challenges of choosing windows and doors for renovations and new builds, it's well-known home renovator Naomi Findlay and fabricator David Flynn from Cottons Glass and Aluminium. The pair recently got together on Naomi's Reno Radio podcast to discuss how clients and fabricators can best work together to ensure both form and function needs are met.
A labour of love: Why Naomi Findlay’s latest project is one of the worst she's taken on
Veteran renovator Naomi Findlay’s latest project Carrington House holds a special place in her heart.
With over 100 renovations under her belt, the derelict property in Newcastle, NSW, is undergoing a massive transformation at the hands of Findlay, while she documents the entire process for her online community.
Carrington House featured in BuiltView Magazine Issue #5 Spring 2020
When the team from Cotton’s Glass & Aluminium approached Carrington House for the first time, they thought the cottage looked like most other traditional dwellings in the street. But that quickly changed when they went inside. “We were confronted with a house that was in total disrepair”, says David Flynn, Managing Director of Cotton’s Glass & Aluminium. David and his fabrication team had been called in by Alspec to assist Naomi Findlay, a well-known renovator and designer, who took on the challenge of renovating the derelict home.
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