The Happy Renovator & receive regular renovation recipes, hot tips & checklists!

The Happy Renovator & receive regular renovation recipes, hot tips
& checklists!

What are renovation recipes?

Renovation recipes are a series of checklists which I developed to guide renovators on the best and most cost-effective order in which to complete their projects. During my first few renovations, I did not keep track of my own processes which meant I often made the same costly mistakes – like organising tradies in the wrong order. That was my motivation for developing “reno recipes” and writing a book, so that I can follow checklists that make each renovation process much easier. The recipes take care of most of the planning so that you can focus on taking action!

Trial & error = experience

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My approach


No doubt you’ve watched TV renovation shows and wondered whether it really is possible to make money flipping houses. It is possible, but it’s not as easy as it looks on TV – which is where I come in.

I’m Werine Erasmus and I’m The Happy Renovator. I’ve renovated over 20 properties and I now live debt free – and I can help you do the same.

I’m sharing my experiences so you can avoid some of the common pitfalls that face would-be renovators. From kitchen renovations through to bathroom remodels, I can help you map out your projects, stay on budget and save money.

My strategy


Longing to give home renovation a go?

Dreaming of living mortgage free but can’t risk leaving your full-time job? It’s all about balance – finding a way to bring in income and pay the bills while also finding the time to complete a renovation project.

My part-time-work-and-renovate strategy has provided me with a balanced lifestyle and allowed me to pay off my mortgage. I’ve done it more than once and I know this approach can help you too.

My Book


Full of tips and tricks, The Happy Renovator recounts my experiences, good and bad, so you don’t repeat the same mistakes. Full of “renovation recipes” and other valuable nuggets of information, this is the guide for new renovators, guaranteed to help you avoid common pitfalls and find success, whatever your renovation project.