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Now it's no secret that we LOVE to build and renovate - it's what we do. BUT, it turns out that not everyone is up for it and Paul Beavis is not a renovator! Our guest this week is a Senior Sales Consultant with Jellis Craig and after thinking that she was going to renovate the home she was living in, she very quickly realised that this was not the path for her - and that's ok!

WELCOME TO SEASON 3 | EPISODE 28

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RENOVATING'S NOT FOR EVERYONE - AND THAT'S OK!

OUR CHAT WITH PAULA BEAVIS FROM JELLIS CRAIG DISCOVERS HER TRUTH

turns out not everyone loves to renovate - Shocking right?

We all think that renovating is the Australian dream. But is it really?

Renovating doesn’t happen quickly. It takes a lot of hard work, money and time, all of which are precious resources. If you’re considering a renovation, you need to be realistic about how much time you have and how you want to spend it.

NOT A RENOVATOR!

In this episode, Rebeka chats with Paula Beavis from Jellis Craig Real Estate about her experience living in a home that she planned to renovate one day. She got as far as installing a split system and then called it...renovating was not for her!

Rebeka and Paula chat about the pros and cons of renovating versus buying a home where someone else has done the hard work. They talk about the sacrifices you make when living in an unrenovated home and how small design decisions make such a huge impact on the way you live on a daily basis. It’s about creating those moments and freeing yourself to live in a space that you love. Doesn’t that sound nice!

Renovating might be a dream for some, but it’s certainly not for everyone. You don’t always have to do everything. There are plenty of builders, designers and stylists out there ready to take the load so you can spend your time the way you want to.

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So if you're listening to this podcast, we're guessing you also love renovating and building too. If it turns out that this is not you, we would love to hear about your story as well. Head to our Instagram post and share your story with us?

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TOPICS WE COVER IN THIS EPISODE OF I'M NOT A RENOVATOR WITH PAUL BEAVIS:

  • [1:50]: Paula’s dream to renovate and how after reassessing her time, she decided to buy a house already renovated

  • [5:30]: How life has changed so much living in a renovated house and how the small changes add up to make a huge difference

  • [7:45]: The vision you have is creating the space but it’s about building the moments

  • [9:30]: Paula didn’t realise the value of the practical layout of a space until she lived in one. We learn as we go and hiring a designer who has an eye for these things makes a huge difference.

  • [11:30]: We often don’t know what we want or what works well. The minor decisions are gold in the way we live our lives on a daily basis.

  • [12:50]: We all think that renovating is the Australian dream but it’s really not for everyone. Paula has decided she’s never going to do it herself. Renovating doesn’t happen quickly.

  • [15:00]: Thinking about where you want to spend your time and balance your resources. You don’t have to do everything yourself

  • [17:30]: The ideals we have are manufactured. We can’t compare our homes to what we see on Instagram or in magazines.

  • [19:20]: Covid was one of the tipping points for Paula, realising the space she was living in wasn’t what she wanted.  When she realised it was going to be too hard to renovate, she decided to buy a renovated property.

  • [21:00]: We feel better when we live in a space that we love and then we project that energy out into the world.

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