Welcome To Renovator Life
Hi! We are John and Bonnie. Thank you for visiting Renovator Life. We hope you find inspiration and, even better, some ideas you can use for your own projects. As our name suggests, our site is about renovations with a few observations on life thrown in.
We love revamping older homes and DIY home projects. A favourite pastime, when we’re not renovating ourselves, is browsing before and after photos.
Together We’re Better
We’d love for you to show off your latest renovation story with us here.
How We Started
Every home we buy needs an upgrade. Some need little tweaks here and there while others needed major work, but regardless of the size of the renovation, nothing beats the satisfying sense of accomplishment when it’s complete. In fact, it’s a little addicting and we find ourselves constantly look for something else to renovate.
“Sooner or later, everything old is new again.” Steven King
John has been a builder since he was 19 years old when he decided to build his own log house. He went around asking the old timers in the area how it was done. He had one uncle that was a wonderful source of information and many hours were spent discussing all things log.
Our Florida Connection
Neither of us golf and John likes to joke that Bonnie needs to be kept busy enough to stay out of the malls, so renovating fixer-uppers was our solution.
Today, we spend half the year in Florida and the other half in British Columbia. We get the best of both worlds by skipping the ice and snow months in BC and then escaping Florida in the spring before the humidity gets too bad. With family in both places, we can spend quality time with everyone and then get out of their hair before we annoy them.
We blog about our own renovation projects to document them and also to share what we learn along the way. We really hope that as you read about the various projects we tackle, you’ll find some great DIY tips that can help with your own renovations or home improvement jobs.
We’d love to showcase your renovation job on our page. Send us an email describing your project and we’ll be in touch to discuss publishing your photos on our showcase page.