Gecko Reno is Peta and Will’s tale of renovating their new home by the sea. While we have plenty of ideas of things we can do, an absolute must is a big Queenslander style deck with geckos engraved in the balustrading! Getting to the stage of being able to sensibly add such a deck will involve a few projects between now and then, and we’ll talk about them too.

We bought the gecko reno in early December 2012 and moved in just before Christmas. The house is over sixty years old, but has been badly remodelled several times, and much of the original charm has been lost. We’re just starting on the journey of discovery of what has been lost and what can yet be found again.

Peta and Will live in Sandgate with their two cats Taala and Elska. It appears that Elska is very keen on renovating and loves sniffing around all the new layers we uncover, whereas Taala is not a big fan of change and hides away until it’s quietened down.


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