Cherie Barber, known as Australia’s “Reno Queen”, (you could probably put TV in there too) has acquired one of Sydney’s smallest apartments. It’s one of those moves that the less confident would talk themselves out of in a heartbeat but Cherie has the long CV and chutzpah to give it a go.
The photos make it look deceptively roomy… as in one-roomy plus a bathroom. However when the natural light comes mostly from a skylight and the exposed pipes in the bathroom count as a feature, you know Cherie has her work cut out.
The studio is actually in the Star Hotel, located in the trendy inner-city suburb of Balmain and just metres from harbourside parks and ferry. Barber acquired the 18 square metre studio apartment for just $260,000, a testament to her keen eye for potential, even in the most compact of spaces.
The Balmain studio is set to undergo a complete transformation in just five days under Barber’s experienced hands.
Known for her ability to add value through smart renovations, Barber’s latest project aims to inspire many on space utilisation and interior efficiency.
“With housing affordability a national crisis, and interest rates increasing, tiny home living offers people an easier pathway to a debt-free lifestyle.
“Socially, there’s a growing movement towards minimalism and simplifying life, with people seeking to declutter their lives and reduce their footprint. I’m excited to share my latest project with others so they can do just that” said Barber.
As a TV renovator for almost two decades, Barber has a proven track record of turning the ordinary into the extraordinary on everyday budgets, with many buzzing with anticipation for the completion of this project.
Cherie’s latest venture is expected to draw significant attention from the public. She plans to renovate and film the entire transformation in early April 2024 with plans to release the footage on her popular social media accounts and to her Renovating For Profit national community shortly thereafter.