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!”

Week 42 and 43 – Site Progress!

Another two weeks have gone by, and it shouldn’t be long now until we are water tight eek! Not alot to report in week 42, just the porch tiles and a bit of woodwork on the garage… Plus a site tidy, well the front half of the house, lots of sweeping up so that weContinue reading “Week 42 and 43 – Site Progress!”

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”

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!”

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!”

Week 33 – Site Progress!

Well it’s been a busy week! The gables are now finished and the chimney isn’t far off plus the roofers have felted the roof now so at least the house is covered if we have any rain yay! Annddddd the name stones are in…. So so pleased with them! Such a lovely personal touch toContinue reading “Week 33 – Site Progress!”

Week 30 and 31 – Site Progress!

Not a great deal going on over the Christmas period, aside from a little more roof work on Christmas eve, and then a wait for the last of the bricks so that the gables can be finished Finally arriving in week 30, plus the ogee roof guttering came… And other than that a quiet oneContinue reading “Week 30 and 31 – Site Progress!”

Plants…trees! No we’re not avid gardeners..

Not quite there just yet with the landscaping obviously! But definitely something to think about. The front and side of the house will need to be tackled first given that there will be a house to demolish at the back! And I don’t think we had envisioned we would have this much space at theContinue reading “Plants…trees! No we’re not avid gardeners..”