AFTER: The back of the house after the renovation.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe second stage of the renovation required removing the asbestos extension at the back of the cottage, adding a carport, guest bedroom and bathroom, and laundry, which Mrs Dunlop was happy about after having lived without one for a couple of years.Both stages were completed solely by the Dunlops, with Mr Dunlop using his skills as a tradesman and Mrs Dunlop using her creative flair to design the interior.“He’s gone very grey,” Mrs Dunlop said, referring to her husband.“We’re needing a holiday.“The kids are sick of spending all our money on houses!” MORE: Historic home sells for millions AFTER: The back yard of the home at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, after the renovation.RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: 5 yearsTotal spend: $1.03m BEFORE: Inside the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated. AFTER: The main bedroom in the home after the renovationThe property is also in a highly sought-after location, close to the University of Queensland and the in-demand Ironside State School and St Peters Lutheran College.“We don’t want to leave this one — it’s got a beautiful feel,” Mrs Dunlop said.“It’s very humble when you look at it from the street, but once you walk in, you discover it opens up to this beautiful big space.“It’s full of surprises.” BEFORE: Inside the fibro extension to the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated. AFTER: The kitchen and living area of the home after the renovation.But the Dunlops are itching to start their next project.“It’s too perfect for us1” Mrs Dunlop said.“The kids are getting too spoiled here.“We need to find somewhere that needs a makeover again.” AFTER: One of the bathrooms in the home at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly.The renovation process was undertaken in three stages, with the couple deciding to retain the original 1950s home rather than demolish and rebuild.“Our main objective was to retain and restore the original cottage and bring it into the modern era,” Mrs Dunlop said.“At no stage did we want to knock it down, although it would have been a lot easier and cheaper.”Mrs Dunlop said the first stage required getting the home in a “liveable state” so they could move in — noting they had two children, aged 10 and six, at the time.“Adam demolished the entire interior and oversaw the rebuild, which involved installing a new kitchen and bathroom, levelling the backyard and landscaping it,” she said.“At that stage it was just a two-bedroom cottage, so unfortunately for them, the kids had to share a room.” BEFORE: The back of the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated. AFTER: The outdoor entertaining area of the home post renovation.But they brought the professionals in for the third and final stage — a massive, three-storey extension, encompassing the master bedroom on the top floor, a media room or fifth bedroom on the second floor and a large, multipurpose room on the basement level.“At this stage we engaged an architect to help us connect the old home to this new modern extension,” Mrs Dunlop said.“We wanted it to look as seamless as possible.”They also installed a large, undercover outdoor terrace and pool.The 870 sqm yard features lush lawns with plenty of space for the kids to run around.“The kids have plenty of space inside and out,” Mrs Dunlop said.“We can always see the kids, but you can’t hear them!” AFTER: The front of the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, after the renovation. This is the couple’s fourth home renovation — and their favourite so far.They loved the Indooroopilly area and were looking for a new venture, so when they came across 54 Meiers Rd in 2014, they knew it was for them.“We found this little, old, rundown home and it just had an enormous amount of character and a massive big yard, which was sort of a rarity at that time,” Mrs Dunlop said.“I saw it, brought my husband through and put an offer on it that same night, and we were lucky enough to get it.“It was very rundown and the yard was overgrown, but you could tell it was a beautiful little home underneath — the bones were beautiful.” BEFORE: The bathroom in the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated. BEFORE: The main bedroom in the house before it was renovated. Adam and Louise Dunlop with kids, Nick and Ella Dunlop, and dog Coco at the home in Indooroopilly they have renovated and are now selling. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.THE Dunlops are the first to admit they are in desperate need of a holiday.After five years of late nights, weekends and all their spare time taken up with renovating, it’s time for a break.But Louise and Adam Dunlop have already set their sights on their next project — much to their children’s dismay. RELATED: Reno passion project pays off BEFORE: The Dunlops during the renovation of their home at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly. BEFORE: The bathroom before it was renovated. “The kids aren’t happy,” Mrs Dunlop said.“We’ve just got this home to a beautiful state and we’ve already got our eyes on another little, rundown home, so they’re not thrilled!” AFTER: The living and dining area in the home after the renovationMrs Dunlop hinted that their next home would also be something with “a bit of character”.“I don’t think I’d be happy with a standard, big project home,” she said.“Imagine what the landscape would like if everyone had the same.”The property is being marketed by Alex Jordan of McGrath Estate Agents – Paddington with a price guide of $1.85 million to $2.05 million. BEFORE: The front of the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated. BEFORE: The back of the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated.
highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. ICC rules state teams can make changes only till May 23.England begins their World Cup campaign against South Africa on May 30.Pakistan has lost nine out of 10 ODIs, with one game a no-result. “Everyone will be looking at their phones. Everyone will be wary of that phone call. Even if you feel like you’ve got a good chance to be in the squad, until you hear it from selectors’ mouths, it’s not quite set in stone. As a player, you’re still probably a little bit on edge, particularly with this 16 and 17 players because everyone has performed at some point over the series. In the last couple of years, people have put in strong performances. It’s a tricky decision for selectors and I’m glad I’m not having to make that decision, but it has to be done I suppose. It’s certainly driven us forward in this series,” Woakes said.Nine out of the 10 teams have already announced their 15-man squad with the exception of England, who announced a preliminary squad. According to the ICC rules, teams have till May 23 to make changes to the side for the World Cup.For Pakistan, it was a terrible series as their bowling suffered but coach Mickey Arthur highlighted the fact that their batting had improved leaps and bounds in the series. Arthur stressed that this series has made them ready for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.“People, coming to England, said we were a 280 team. We’ve dispelled that, that’s given our batting unit a massive amount of confidence in the dressing room. I know there’s not too many teams who will arrive in England as prepared as we are in terms of the competition we’ve played against and match-fitness,” explained Arthur, previously a coach of both his native South Africa and Australia. All I know is the players are very determined to do well. Every time they go out there they play for 210 million people. We’ll be ready — come the first game against the West Indies, we’ll be ready,” Arthur said. New Delhi: England warmed up for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in grand style as they defeated Pakistan by 54 runs in the fifth and final ODI at Leeds to seal the five-match series 4-0. The ICC Cricket World Cup will be held in England after 20 years and it presents Eoin Morgan’s side a great chance to win the World Cup for the first time with the team already on top of the ODI rankings in the world. The batting was in top form with Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan and Joe Root contributing consistently while the bowling impressed with Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and others.Woakes was the star in the fifth ODI at Leeds and his haul of 5/54 gave England a good win over Pakistan and the right-arm pacer stated that all the players would be glued to their phone on the day England’s selectors determine the final 15-man squad for the World Cup which will begin on May 30 with the hosts taking on South Africa at The Oval.