I only just discovered this forum a couple of weeks ago and it has been so useful already so I thought I'd best sign up!
My husband and I have just bought a new home which structurally is fine but requires a bit of aesthetic TLC. Our plan is to replace all of the internal features (i.e. flooring, kitchens, bathrooms, light fittings, balustrading, re-painting etc) and make the house our home. Once the internals are finished we will start on the front and backyards starting with a bobcat!!
We've never built or renovated before which is very daunting but we have a builder/project manager who we trust implicitly. Without him, we would never have embarked on this adventure.
I look forward to sharing our experience and hearing about and learning from all of yours.