Friday, 10 October 2014

Five Photo Friday............

Bathroom Update 2
So mostly we've spent the week in the smallest room.
Not much time outside which I'm really missing.
However progress has been made.
Cabinets are well on the way to being finished.

Tiling and grouting are done.
The colours are much prettier in real life, the look I'm going for is a coastal relaxed look.

Maybe this week will see the rest of the house returned to normal!
I am feeling a bit more positive too, the end is in sight.

It's a bit of an assault course at the moment.

I'll leave you with a happy sight, our hedgehog made an appearance last night.
He's looking very big and healthy, I'm hoping he'll find a nice corner of the garden to hibernate.
We've called him Milligan (after Spike)

Hope you've all had a good week.
See you soon

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Bathroom drama part 1

How's your week been?
As promised a little bathroom story.
This is the very last room that needed renovating.
Here are the before photos, this is what it's been like for ages, since we had a loft  conversion in 2007 to be exact! No proper flooring and patched up walls, gorgeous!
Oh and a rather alarming crack in the toilet.

                                        Finally I persuaded Lovely Man to get the builders in.
Now, he can do all the work beautifully, loves doing it, is amazing at it.
Unfortunately Parkinson's disease kind of has other ideas, it's just too much after a hard day at work. The last thing he needs is spending all night renovating and getting exhausted. 
We need our free time, free to enjoy, while we can.
So in came the builders.

They made a good start. 
Week one old bathroom ripped out walls striped and re plastered.
Good all good, no stress.
Then week two.

Basin in, pipework done. 
New window in.
Then without warning everything went downhill.
The stress began to build, Lovely man wasn't happy.
Things weren't been done properly.
Bad pipework, brick dust EVERYWHERE from using an angle grinder INDOORS (idiots)
Lovely Man was going to tell them not to come back.
Ooooo stressful!
Before we had chance to speak to them.
 They left one day, left the water off, so we turned it on.....................OMG
I've never seen so much water pouring through my kitchen ceiling. Obviously I cried, brick dust infused water in my cooker, electrics blown, an evening spent clearing up.
Sack the builders!
Which is what we did.
So anyway first job was to check the work already carried out.
It was DREADFUL, this is 'finished pipework' every joint had a leak!

Look at this mish mash, again finished work.
It makes me crazy just looking at this!

After Lovely Man got his hands on it.
Would you just look how gorgeous these pipes look!
I know he's a genius.

He's also completely worn out.
The one thing we tried to avoid by getting people in to do the work.
I'll never win that argument again will I.

The good news is that we are making progress, the brick dust is almost gone 
the bathroom is looking a-m-a-z-i-n-g!
Next week I'll show you some pretty bathroom photos.
Think of me this weekend, I'll be mostly grouting and painting and making tea!
I'm feeling better I've stopped jokes yet though........too soon.
Have a good weekend.