House update!!

Well, we are getting there with the kitchen and flooring. But for the last couple of months, our focus has been on the ensuites, hence the lack of updates! Excitingly, they will feature on a channel 5 TV programme called Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms! Which means we haven’t been able to share any updates, unfortunately,Continue reading “House update!!”

Week 87 – We have a kitchen!

Yaassssss! We do indeed have a kitchen and utility! Woop! Andy picked them up on Friday and what a road trip. A 5 hour round trip in total, but it’s all home now and ready for fitting! And definitely one to start in week 88! It’s really filled the back room. I didn’t think we’dContinue reading “Week 87 – We have a kitchen!”

Week 86 – Second fix almost complete plus Crittall samples!

Wow, another milestone…we have light upstairs! And Eddie, the electrician, is almost done! Maybe just a few more days than we are good to go. And the cinema room really is taking shape; these small diamond spotlights are SO twinkly!! And the lightsaber wall lights finish it off a treat! Great advice from Claire atContinue reading “Week 86 – Second fix almost complete plus Crittall samples!”

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.Continue reading “Week 85 – Tiling DIY! Plus more decision making…”

Week 81 and 82 – Happy Christmas!

Well, we certainly had a busy couple of weeks with flooring and lights! Eddie, the electrician, set up some of the circuits, and as I drove up to the house from work, it was so strange seeing light and so exciting!! Plus we have been able to take the scaffolding down, now that updown lightsContinue reading “Week 81 and 82 – Happy Christmas!”

Weeks 75 and 76 – Lots of flooring plus more painting and the first of the lights!

Lots more painting this last couple of weeks! We are almost there now, I’m so over painting ha! It’s just so messy, I can’t wait to have a good old sweep up and a tidy..and put away the paint brushes…and the sprayer! We actually did the walls of my dressing room and our bedroom withContinue reading “Weeks 75 and 76 – Lots of flooring plus more painting and the first of the lights!”

Week 74 – Let there be colour! Plus we can officially have electricity!

The 3 phase electric meter is now good to go and we can ask the electrician to come back..more importantly, yay!! Apparently there aren’t a lot of installers available to do 3 phase, but luckily for us we only had to wait a couple of months. We’ve heard that others have had to wait aContinue reading “Week 74 – Let there be colour! Plus we can officially have electricity!”

Week 73 – More paint spraying, white paint samples..plus go big or go home….!

And so, this week we finished all the undercoat painting, and we used Express Coat by Valspar from B&Q. This one can be used on fresh plaster and doesn’t need watering down, always a bonus! The downstairs took around 4 hours for 110 metre squared which isn’t bad going at all! I do love thisContinue reading “Week 73 – More paint spraying, white paint samples..plus go big or go home….!”

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 71 – Site Progress!

Annnnddddd the plastering is now finished woop!! All done by Friday and now it’s just drying out before we start painting next weekend…eek! The plasterer said we could probably leave it just a few days before making a start on the painting, but we think we’ll wait…patience is key ha! Love love love the landingContinue reading “Week 71 – Site Progress!”