Modern renovation transforms Gold Coast home

first_imgThe kitchen was dated. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe garden was overgrown.The once tired and dated house at 13 Salerno St, Isle of Capri, is now a modern home.“I’d say it took about eight months,” Mrs Lavender said.“In saying that, I was living in the property, which made it go slower.”She retained some of the original materials and made them standout features of the home, including slate that is now part of the fireplace and outdoor privacy wall.“I tried to utilise the elements that were already in the home,” Mrs Lavender said.“I love that retro, mid-century feel of stone and wooden floors. The backyard with entertainment deck and pool is much more inviting. What the front of 13 Salerno St looks like now. The home at 13 Salerno St before the renovation.center_img The kitchen is much more versatile after the renovation. Mrs Lavender said the bedroom was her “sanctuary”.“I knocked walls out in the kitchen and what was the carport is now part of the house.“I added onto the back of the house a bedroom, ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.”She also relandscaped the entire yard, replacing most of the grass and overgrown trees with low maintenance plants.Her favourite part of the home is her “sanctuary” bedroom, which overlooks the pool and a water feature.“The thing I’m most excited about is I had a vision and it turned out better than I thought,” Mrs Lavender said.The property will go under the hammer on Sunday, May 20, at 11am. It’s amazing how big a difference a renovation makes.THIS 1970s Surfers Paradise home was in desperate need of some tender love and care when Anthea Lavender bought it.She had grand plans for its transformation from the moment she walked in.Three years later, the interior decorator and artist says it has turned out better than she envisioned.last_img read more

Was waiting to meet India in U-19 WC final, says B’desh pacer Shoriful Islam

first_imgDhaka: Bangladesh Under-19 ace pacer Shoriful Islam has said they were eagerly waiting to meet India — a team against whom Bangladesh had suffered narrow defeats in the recent past.Before Sunday’s World Cup final, Bangladesh had lost to India twice — once in the Asia Cup semi-final (in 2018) and the other in Asia Cup final (in 2019).However, they managed to finally beat the Indian colts by three wickets (via DLS) at the Senwes Park on Sunday. Bangladesh chased down a revised target of 170 to win from 46 overs, after India were bowled out for 177.In an interview with Bangladesh’s daily The Daily Star, Shoriful said: “Actually, we lost two close matches against them in the past. One was the Asia Cup semi-final (in 2018) and the other was a (Asia Cup) final (in 2019).“I can’t describe what those defeats felt like. Before taking the field for the final, all I could think about was what they did after winning and how we felt after losing. So, we didn’t want things to turn out as they did before. We wanted to do our best and fight with all our strength till the last ball,” he added.In the summit clash, Shoriful bowled with intent and aggression and picked up two wickets, giving away 31 runs in his 10 overs.The left-handed pacer, while talking about his aggression which was on full display in the final, said: “We have seen in cricket that to play aggressive cricket, you have to do that and to make the batsmen angry or to induce something in him so that he wants to take me on and so that a wicket falls. When you start aggressively, the batsmen watching from the outside become very tentative.”The 18-year-old further said that the team drew a lot of inspiration form the senior side.“We learned everything from our elder brothers. We came this far by watching them play aggressively. If we didn’t see them, then we wouldn’t have been able to attain this success or win the World Cup.“The feelings are that of winning a World Cup, be it for the U-19s or the national team,” he added. IANSAlso Read: Bangladesh’s reaction was ‘dirty’ after a win: Priyam GargAlso Watch: Effigy of Mominul Awal and Dr. Numal Momin burnt at Kalapani, Mankachar.last_img read more

EA Sports removes Marco van Basten features from ‘FIFA 20’ after Nazi joke

first_imgEA Sports also took action by removing van Basten from its Ultimate Team series. Van Basten has three Icon cards in the game for the different stages in his career, but all are no longer available in the game. Eurogamer captured a screenshot of the message gamers will see in-game.The message reads: (FIFA 20) EA’s use of the term “suspend” seems to indicate van Basten will return to the game at some point, although it’s not clear when.Van Basten is a former Netherlands National team player and manager. He won FIFA World Player of the Year in 1992 and has won the Ballon d’Or three times. EA Sports has removed Marco van Basten from its popular video game “FIFA 20” following comments made by the former soccer star in November.Working as an analyst for Fox Sports, van Basten used the term “sieg heil” on air after interviewing a German coach. The German phrase means “hail victory” but is notorious for its use at Nazi rallies. He was suspended one week from the network for the remark and van Basten apologized, saying it was “stupid and inappropriate” to make that comment. “We are aware of the recent comments made by Marco Van Basten. We have an expectation that our commitment to equality and diversity is upheld across our game. As such, we will suspend Marco Van Basten Icon items from being available in packs, SBCs and FUT Draft until further notice.”last_img read more