Week 72 – The paint spraying has begun..plus staining wood and another light!

It is so strange to be at a stage where it is down to us and the progress is actually ours to control…mu ha ha! And it is quite simply, based on how proactive or lazy we are feeling on any given week ha! And so this week Andy’s been sanding more of the unfinishedContinue reading “Week 72 – The paint spraying has begun..plus staining wood and another light!”

Week 70 – Site Progress..plus we have a front door!

Busy week plastering, and wow what a difference it makes! Also Andy has been fitting some of the borgos before plastering in our bedroom… Plus..the big one…the front door arrived! Yaassss! And wow I love it, I was so nervous that there might be something wrong with it or the colour might not be quiteContinue reading “Week 70 – Site Progress..plus we have a front door!”

Week 57 – Site Progress..we have wires! Plus door casings,and great finds!

Busy week this week, Eddie the electrician…official name ha (!) has been on site most of the week and has pretty much done all the first fix electrics upstairs Wires..wires everywhere! And lots of them in the cinema room…we will be having twinkly LED spotlights in here… As you can see, very sparkly and we’veContinue reading “Week 57 – Site Progress..we have wires! Plus door casings,and great finds!”

Week 56 – Site Progress..first fix electrics and more stud walls

More progress this week! Andy has been assigned some plumbing tasks and so he made a start on those…cue plumbing related items laid out all pretty in the house ha ha! And he invested in a new drill, and special drill bit making drilling the plumbing holes much easier! Needless to say he’s very happyContinue reading “Week 56 – Site Progress..first fix electrics and more stud walls”

Spray painting…

Eeek now we have flooring upstairs we can start to visualise and put our planned layouts into practice! Yes we have been playing around with sketchup but it always helps to actually spray paint in the actual space…I was tempted to buy some inflatable furniture too ha ha! And first off, my ensuite. Definitely bathContinue reading “Spray painting…”

Week 53 – Site Progress..chipboard and the big one…weather tight!

More chipboard this week and it’s been great, actually walking around upstairs and getting a real feel for the space! Plus a little snagging as you can imagine ha! And we are weather tight! Its a temporary door but at least we can now get the ball rolling with the self build mortgage, and theContinue reading “Week 53 – Site Progress..chipboard and the big one…weather tight!”

Week 50 – Site Progress..DIY fence and charity shop finds!

House wise, it’s been pretty quiet this week, as we are still waiting on the front door…fingers crossed that will be week 51. And so, apart from a little more window insulation and some joinery ready for the chipboard, it’s been a quiet one! However we did complete our little DIY fence project! After aContinue reading “Week 50 – Site Progress..DIY fence and charity shop finds!”

Window dressings…

Oh…my….goodness…! There are so many of them, how have I never noticed this before ha ha! And yes, it may be a little early to be making these kind of decisions, however there is good reason. We were unsure as to whether our choices might determine how the rooms are plasterboarded, given that there are,Continue reading “Window dressings…”

Light design!

SO when I began writing this post we WERE going to “freestyle” the lighting design and basically do it all ourselves and hope for the best essentially! I would say we are pretty creative and have a relatively good idea of what we like and don’t like. However the lights have been a bit ofContinue reading “Light design!”

My very own ensuite..

We will have mentioned in our plans posts, the numerous ideas we’ve had flying around for the upstairs layout, and have settled on connecting our bedroom with the fourth bedroom, essentially making our own dressing rooms and ensuitesĀ  Basically, rather than have a “bathroom” Andy will have his own ensuite, as will I, together withContinue reading “My very own ensuite..”