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!”

What a difference a year makes…

It seems only yesterday that we were getting giddy about the digger ha! And look has us now..almost weather tight and onto the interiors Cue digger pic… There has been the odd delay on the way, be it materials..or waiting for scaffolding (bug bear of mine) or measuring issues (!) but we are getting thereContinue reading “What a difference a year makes…”

Week 51 – Site Progress! Garage door, more deliveries plus decisions…

Yesssss we have a garage door! And it’s certainly a statement piece don’t you think! It is ocean blue ral 5020…the camera seems to darken the colour but you get the idea And this one is an insulated sectional remote control door…perfect for when we’re taking the dogs for walkies via the garage right! AndContinue reading “Week 51 – Site Progress! Garage door, more deliveries plus decisions…”

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!”

Ensuite plans!

For the most part, I have pretty much decided both layout and colours for my ensuite…yay go me ha ha! I’ve been keen to incorporate a touch of terrazzo in the design and love this one from Terrazzo tiles I was originally going to go for a white patterned terrazzo but I’ve decided to goContinue reading “Ensuite plans!”

Week 46 – Site Progress plus more paint samples…

It’s been pretty quiet for, well pretty much a month or so! My fault of course ha! Just because I wanted stone heads and cills, it has meant that the window fitter couldn’t measure the openings until all the cills were in, and due to all the delays with the scaffolding being moved, it tookContinue reading “Week 46 – Site Progress plus more paint samples…”

We made a concrete sink!

I’m not going to lie….I was pretty excited when it actually worked! Spoiler alert ha! Both myself and Andy love a bit of concrete. It’s so versatile and looks great when textured or smooth. If you haven’t seen our Instagram, our stairs are actually concrete too and we’re going to show it off together withContinue reading “We made a concrete sink!”

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…”

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..”