Thursday, October 08, 2015

restoring order

I got my kitchen back!

Who knew decorating the bathroom (check out our new door!) would take over the entire house?!

Friday, August 28, 2015

carpenters and electricians

Kevin the carpenter came and replaced the doorframe. Turned out our old one, pictured here, was smaller than the gap which had been filled with screwed up paper and bits and pieces. At the moment our bathroom has no door!

Nick the electrician came and he and Dan planned what needed wiring in. We've done a lot of the cable-laying ourselves which included taking up the carpet in the lounge to get it under all the floorboards. Who knew the bathroom would take over the entire house?

 We've also had to drill through a few walls to fit cables. Sadly our 30+ year old drill met it's end as this cartoon by Dan shows...

So. Now we have a bathroom with no tiles, no ceiling, no bath, no sink, no door and a bunch of cables which aren't connected to anything.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

getting it all off

With demolition fully underway, Mark and Dee came round armed with hammers, chisels and crowbars to help rid the bathroom of it's peachy tiles and pine ceiling.

With the bathroom bare but usable, the next thing on the to-do list was to remove all the plaster to expose the damp breeze blocks so that they could dry out.

It's harder than it looks!

Many hours of chipping away at the bathroom walls have taught me that if I'm ever in prison, I can't rely on my chiselling abilities to tunnel out. 


Sometimes I do go on...