Week 85 – Tiling DIY! Plus more decision making…

More DIY-ING this week, and this time in the form of tiling! But first, some more decisions with regards to the stairs and, more importantly, the detailing!

Having decided to go with a black metal balustrade, we were still a little up in the air as to how it should be fixed to the stairs. I luckily came across this detailing on good old pinterest!

As we want to show off some of the concrete along with wooden treads, something like this will work well and add a bit of interest to the shape of the stairs. We just need to wait for some quotes to come in, and then we should be good to go!

Stairs currently

Plus some more lights…we have two of these bedside lights…something a little different right!?

And Andy fitted the guest ensuite tap and shower bits…its still hard to believe that we have finished items going in…

All things crittall have also been ordered now; we just need to decide on the finishes…and are just waiting on samples. Funnily, I didn’t realise that there were so many options. I think we’ll probably go for something in between powder coated and worn. Once they’ve arrived, I’ll share some pics and the decision-making process!

And last but not least, tiling! Andy’s really enjoyed laying the floor tiles. It took a little prepwork and head scratching, but they are looking goooodddd…just the grouting to do at some point this week! Check out our YouTube below for more details…

And that’s it for another week. Week 86 will see some drainage shenanigans, getting ready for the heat pump set up plus fingers crossed the upstairs lights should all be up and running!


Caz and Andy x

Published by Cazandandycoy

Mid thirties couple from Doncaster, UK, embarking on our first self build home in a small village, taking on as much work ourselves as we can

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