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…
Hooray! Glad the 70s monster has gone. Can’t wait to see the kitchen)
Just come across your blog/vlog and as someone who is looking to start renovating properties I love the honesty displayed and level of setbacks and how you deal with them all.
It did make me laugh when I realised I was painting when the leaf woman was on the radio!
Looking forward to seeing how the renovation finishes off.
Could I ask what the plan for post-renovation is… back on the open market or rental market?
Chris, thanks for your comments. You raise an interesting question which has just been the topic of dinner tonight – will post later as dog tired right now 🙁