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!!”

House shenanigans update!

Well..there’s been lots of bits and pieces going on in the last few weeks from kitchen layout to digging to the odd purchase! And Andys laid out the kitchen island and fitted the doors now, wow these look fab from Naked Kitchens Plus the kitchen layout is pretty much in place…watch this space for more…andContinue reading “House shenanigans 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 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 84 – More underfloor..this time upstairs!

A busy week for us with underfloor installation and touch-up paint jobs! It looks so much tidier now that the overlay panels are down!! Unlike downstairs in which the underfloor piping was stapled down and a screed applied, the upstairs is somewhat quicker, using the panels and positioning the pipes. All in it took aboutContinue reading “Week 84 – More underfloor..this time upstairs!”

Week 77..we have a floor!!

Another week and the first of the flooring has been laid, in the soon to be tiki bar! We decided to measure from the centre of the house, as the same floor will run through the whole of the ground floor. And as luck would have it, our house is so symmetrical, the herringbone patternContinue reading “Week 77..we have a floor!!”

Plaster up down lights…

I love these lights, the Astro Kymi 300 Indoor Wall Light in Plaster. They look so sleek and it’s great that they can be painted to suit your wall colour! And in our case, we’ll be having two on this wall… And, after a couple of coats of the same paint (Charlotte’s Locks Farrow andContinue reading “Plaster up down 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 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!”