What Sam Bought Today: Diary of a Property Renovation (Day 8)

26 Aug

Yippee – the property is now starting to take shape!

We’ve been fully re-wired, plasterer is due in tomorrow and the carpenter is booked to fit the kitchen next week.  I have opted for a kitchen from Magnet and I can’t wait for the Neff range to be delivered – this is to be my “piece de resistance” – along with my orange glass splashback.  I have also ordered a gorgeous kitchen tap and ummed and arrhed for hours over whether I wanted a stain finish or polished finish sink – satin finish has won me over in the end!

In terms of other news: the electrician needed us to remove the wardrobe as a socket was located behind them and he needed access.  When I replied the wardrobes were staying his face said it all – but he reinforced his *disgust* with:

You have got to be joking – you are keeping this huge brown 70s monstrosity?”

To which his apprentice boy chipped in:

“You can hardly fit anything else in this room and they look awful”

Well – that was that.  The wardrobes have gone. And I am pleased.  And I am thankful for their unabashed honesty!

OK so there is still a shed load of work to do – but we’re almost on the home run – and now is the time when you really have to roll your sleeves up and paint, paint, paint!

This is also the time when any schedule slippage has a massive knock on effect – so *fingers crossed* the plasterer, tiler and carpenter all keep to the schedule as advised.

Here is progress so far:

Until next time…

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