Let's start with the huge guest bedroom en suite and the tiny family bathroom with no space for a bath, which are next to each other on the top floor. Clearly not a great layout!
Another plasterboard wall comes down as it's too shaky to leave, let alone put floor to ceiling tiles on.
|Boxing in the boiler as it's staying put|
|Tiny new en suite - it will look bigger finished!|
We have ebayed a lot of BH's old fixtures and fittings. Doors, granite worktops, kitchen cabinets, shower screens, 20 radiators! Even if we didn't get much money for some of them it saves us paying to get a skip to take them away. What's left goes on freecycle!
The kitchen looked passable before we started but in reality it was grimy after years of tenants' use and the floor tiles were coming up where they had been laid badly. So it all had to come out!
This is the master bedroom complete with boudoir bath! Lovely but not quite us!
(Thankfully my builder did this extra work for a great price. He is still at the very understanding and eager-to-please stage seeing as he's just been working on this and with me for 2 weeks!)
|Spot the difference?!|
(Ofcourse our Eastern European builders think we're nuts! Why would you take up floorboards in good condition to put down old ones that are full of splits and holes?!)
And a mini make-over on the other side of the house where the old damp stained plaster has come off the chimney breast to reveal the beautiful exposed brick, complete with characterful offset fireplace opening! Love it!
This coming week should see the load-bearing walls in the kitchen coming down so you can bet I'll be there to capture the moment! Hope you'll be back to see it too!