Formed concrete and brick planters….landscaping ideas so far!

As we are edging ever closer to the interiors, it’s time we gave a little thought to the outside! There’s no doubt it will be a work in progress, especially when it comes to the back garden as the current house will need to be demolished first! If you haven’t seen our Instagram before weContinue reading “Formed concrete and brick planters….landscaping ideas so far!”

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…”

Week 41 – Site Progress! Plus more light deliveries and front door changes

Another week has gone by and saw the roof trusses go up ready for the porch tiles Andy set up the scaffolding ready…luckily we didn’t have to wait for the scaffolders to do this ha ha! Thankfully the salt has started to wash off the bricks..phew! It looks here as though they’ve been spray paintedContinue reading “Week 41 – Site Progress! Plus more light deliveries and front door changes”

Week 39 and 40 – Site Progress!

Not a whole lot to report, simply because the windows and doors won’t be arriving for another month or so, which means there is no rush really! The garage roof trusses are up, and we ordered our garage door too eek! I didn’t realise I’d get excited over a garage door…and I don’t think AndyContinue reading “Week 39 and 40 – Site Progress!”

Kitchen island light?

If you have read some of our previous posts, you will know that we decided to go with a lighting designer…check it out here And one of the suggestions was to go with something quite simple above the kitchen island…side note in light of this (excuse the pun!) we are going a little crazy aboveContinue reading “Kitchen island light?”

Peacock mural plus a hidden door…

As we are getting ever closer to the interiors, we have been giving a little more thought to our bedroom. Having already decided on colours, namely pale greens and pinks, we had been toying with the idea of a feature wall but perhaps one in the shape of a mural As you can imagine, somethingContinue reading “Peacock mural plus a hidden door…”

Week 36 – Site Progress!

We have solar panels! And just in time before the scaffolding comes down next week…. To pass the SAP assessment (something all new houses have to meet) we needed to have solar panels, the financial incentives for having solar aren’t what they used to be but our electric bill should go down from around £60Continue reading “Week 36 – Site Progress!”

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!”

Week 35 – Site Progress!

Yes! A productive week after a very quiet week 34! The roof tilers came on Wednesday and laid out all the tiles ready to put them in place on Friday And they had the best contraption! A tile conveyer belt. I want one! Or at least to use to send brews up ha! And Dave,Continue reading “Week 35 – Site Progress!”

SketchUp!

Wow what a revelation! This is such a fabulous way to visualise your home and get an idea of scale. It takes a little bit of patience and practice but it is so worth it..and its free! If you don’t go with the pro options that is, but this is what we have managed toContinue reading “SketchUp!”