TV celebrity Shaynna Blaze’s quirkiest makeover a hit

first_imgShaynna Blaze, host of Selling Houses Australia, confronted her seasickness fears to transform a houseboat. Picture: Foxtel / Nicholas Wilson.Celebrity TV renovator Shaynna Blaze lost her sea legs a little taking on a houseboat renovation in Queensland, but the result was simply stunning.She and celebrity landscaper Charlie Albone transformed a tired houseboat that even Selling Houses Australia host Andrew Winter described as “luxurious it is not”.Touted as their “quirkiest makeover to date”, they turned a tired 24-year-old houseboat into a chic vessel that any water savvy Gold Coaster might be proud to own.The 44-foot houseboat belonged to single mum Indiana, who bought it after divorce for herself and two children — now Tobias, now 11, and 8-year-old Telulah.“Sitting down in living room at night and dolphins swim past,” was how Indiana described the property and said she bought it because it “seemed glamorous and affordable”.MORE REAL ESTATE NEWSIs this the Coast’s most bizarre pad?If you’re poorer today, here’s whyTake a tour of Benny’s former burrowBefore: A tired 24-year-old houseboat.After: Ready to hold its own on the water.Now with the children growing up, they need to upsize but need to sell it first for $80,000 in order to get what they want.“This is fantastic up here,” said Andrew on the top deck of the vessel referring to the outlook. “It is beautiful, without a doubt.”The internals and workings of the boat though need work.Before: Bulky overhead cupboards made the space feel smaller than it was.After: No more overheads, and clean crisp lines and colours have opened up this room.“It really is a unique market. When you’re selling a waterfront property the rules are pretty simple, it’s all about the views and the condition of the building. But when you’re selling a boat it’s a whole new world, it’s all about the condition of the vehicle, the mechanics, the electrics, it’s a whole new world.”He finds a boat broker to give them all the bad or good news — Mark Lane.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoBefore: Haphazard and lacking character.After: Like an oasis on the water was how Andrew described the change.“It’s a boat first so the maintenance and that needs to be kept up on them. Most people that get into one of these basically just want to move in.”Enter the designers Shaynna and Charlie: who gutted the kitchen and living zones, redesigned areas, added a bit or luxury, practicality and modern touches “bringing a bit of landbased design to the water”.Boat broker Mark Lane was more than impressed. “Wow that looks absolutely amazing. It’s a whole new boat.”Before: It lacked cohesiveness.After: The quirkiest makeover to date.Andrew Winter loved it — especially his favourite, artificial grass on the top deck: “It’s a totally different boat.”Mark valued it as $55,000 to $60,000 before the renovation, and was comfortable putting a price tag of between $95 and $99,000 post-reno.Buyer feedback was the same with one describing the newly revamped houseboat as feeling “like you’re on holiday all the time”.It sold for an undisclosed price.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58last_img read more

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Seagreen offshore wind project gets OK for onshore cable route

first_imgThe Angus Council has approved two applications relating to the underground cable route of the Seagreen offshore wind project in Scotland. The decisions, made at the council’s Development Standards Committee meeting, will allow for works to begin along the consented cable route from landfall at Carnoustie to Tealing. At the end of May, SSE Renewables reached a voluntary land agreement with the Angus Council, Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee (CGLMC), and other key landowners for the development of the underground cable route. Electricity generated by the project’s turbines from over 27km off the coast will be transmitted via subsea cables to a landfall point at Carnoustie. Once ashore, it will be transmitted via 19km of underground cables to the site’s dedicated substation at Tealing. “Normally this would mark the beginning of drop-in events in local halls around the Angus area to share information on our plans and provide an opportunity for local residents to come and speak to us and ask any questions, however, this is currently not possible due to the coronavirus outbreak,” said Lis Royle, Seagreen’s Lead Consent Manager.center_img According to SSE, the works are expected to begin this summer. “We will start our engagement soon through a number of channels including mail-drops, newspapers, web information and telephone calls instead. We would encourage anyone with an interest or questions about the route to get in touch with us via the Seagreen website so we can ensure we keep you up-to-date as our plans move forward.” The 1,075 MW offshore wind project will feature up to 114 MHI Vestas turbines scheduled for commissioning in 2024.last_img read more

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AUDIO: FA Cup and van Gaal’s future in focus on Joy/BBC two way series

first_imgWill there be any upsets in the FA Cup this weekend? BBC’s John Bennet and Joy Sports George Addo Jnr discuss the possibilities of this happening  this weekend as well Man United’s continuous woes.Will Diego Simeone be at Stamford Bridge next season? Click to listenhttps://soundcloud.com/addojnr/joysportsbbc-epl-surf-19th-feb-2016–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

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Spurs’ DeRozan unhappy with NBA bubble rules

first_imgThe league included a 113-page health and safety handbook as part of its restart plan later this month in Orlando. It covers a wide array of topics such as social distancing outside of games and practices to prohibiting doubles in ping-pong.MORE: Damian Lillard doubts players will follow bubble rules”The ping-pong, this is ridiculous, to be honest,” Spurs guard DeRozan said on Thursday. “Guys can’t do this, but we can do this and battle over each other? That part just don’t make no sense to me.”I got through 10 lines of the handbook and just put it down because it became so frustrating and overwhelming at times, because you just never thought you’d be in a situation of something like this. So it’s hard to process.”Ready to make the most of it. Our guys are back in the gym starting today #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/yYEBBetQit— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 2, 2020Another area of concern for DeRozan specifically is the mental well-being of the players.DeRozan has been a vocal advocate for players’ mental health and the isolated nature of the bubble could be a challenge for players from a mental standpoint.”It’s tough. You’re taking guys that have been with their families every single day for the last few months and all of a sudden, separating everybody into this one confined space and taking away a lot of the joyful things we do outside of basketball that we won’t be able to do,” the four-time All-Star said. “It’ll be something for every single player when it comes to mental health.”DeRozan is not the first player to voice his feelings over the NBA’s restart plan.MORE: Key dates, schedule and everything to know about the NBA’s restart San Antonio Spurs star DeMar DeRozan expressed his displeasure with the rules the NBA has put in place for the resumption of the season following the coronavirus-enforced break.The NBA is set to resume via a 22-team format at Orlando’s Disney World complex on July 30 after the 2019-20 campaign was postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis in March. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard jokingly said on Wednesday that some players will break rules in the league’s handbook, despite warnings or restrictions.Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal said during a videoconference call that living in the bubble will be challenging for players used to having few rules on the road.San Antonio head to Orlando in 12th place in the Western Conference, four games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the final playoff spot.last_img read more

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