Brrr, it feels very wintry today. Cold and grey although the rain from the south west won’t hit us until late tonight.
I’m missing our log fire today. The gas living flame fire is on in the sitting room and is very effective but it’s not the same as the real thing. Graham, the joiner, came earlier in the week and fitted all our new doors. I am delighted with them and it’s lovely to have doors that I can actually shut now; the old ones definitely needed replacing.
|Rick inspecting the new doors|
Unfortunately the two sets of glazed double doors leading from the sitting room have not been delivered yet so he wasn’t able to complete the job. Hopefully it will all be finished soon.
|frame awaiting glazed doors|
Work will start immediately after Christmas on the new bathroom and then we will turn our attention to the biggest project of all - the kitchen. We plan to knock a wall down between the existing kitchen and dining room to give us a big open plan space. The first thing we have to do is get a structural engineer round to see if we will need a steel beam. Then we have to co-ordinate builders, plumbers, electricians and kitchen fitters. It’s going to be one big mess before it’s finished!
Enjoying watching your progress, not unlike Rick.ReplyDelete
The new doors have made a sudden change to the look of the property.Delete
I like the colour of the new doors. Nice wood. Hopefully the kitchen fitter will be able to tell you the name of the electrician and plumber he normally uses and can coordinate them himself so they all arrive at the right moment for him. In fact I found a kitchen fitter who also took the wall out for me and engaged a structural engineer to do the RSJ calculations. The only time we had to wait was for the Council Building Regs bloke.ReplyDelete
It would certainly make things easier if one person could co-ordinate everything.Delete
One big mess maybe Sue but an exciting one. I have loved putting my stamp on the bungalow. After the fencing I am having a new washbasin and toilet in the bathroom (the farmer and I together had a shower in before we moved in - sadly he is no longer here to enjoy it all.)ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to wallowing in a bubble bath again.Delete
PROMISE ME that you will take the time to go to a 'granite slab' "store" and take your time to pick out your stone countertops! It's SO FUN!!! :)ReplyDelete
Too much choice out there, it could be a tricky decision. But yes, it is fun.Delete
Doors between rooms is another difference in our lives. I think yours are a fire regulation ? I wonder why we don't do that ? Our doors are usually painted, often hollow too with knobs where you have handles. I'm very keen to follow your kitchen renovation. It'll be just like that show on TV with Lucy Whats-her-name !ReplyDelete
It's not a regulation here (unless you live in an apartment) but we like doors for privacy and to keep rooms warm in winter. (Lucy Alexander!)Delete
Nothing like real wooden doors to give a good feel to a home.ReplyDelete
I love natural, unpainted wood.Delete
Coal-u-like certainly doesn't have the same appeal as pukka Oak logs, but then you don't have all the ash and dust. Sadly you can't do baked potatoes under coal-u-like either.ReplyDelete
Paul is quite taken with it, keeps turning it on and off with a click. I think we could probably toast crumpets on it.Delete
Lovely doors ! What is hanging on the handle above Rick's head?ReplyDelete
Just a little keepsake from France saying 'Bienvenue' (Welcome).Delete
Slowly but surely you are turning your bungalow into a palace!ReplyDelete
That's the plan.Delete
I understand about doors not closing. In our old house, the only doors that close properly are the ones we have replaced. It's exciting that you are making changes so quickly after moving in - I'm looking forward to seeing what's next. -JennReplyDelete
I think the previous doors were a bit of a DIY disaster.Delete