We have beautiful light upstairs now that 2 of the 4 Velux windows have been installed. We’ve gone for white for a change from the standard issue pine ones. They look great and make the works feel that bit further forward.
There are lots of things to consider when a project like this is on your hands, not least how it will look to the neighbours and the impact on them while the work is being done. I think we are doing well, from both counts. There are the vans but otherwise very little impact to mention, apart from escaping old insulation early on. After a beautiful, sunny walk home from town today I approached the bungalow from down the hill. I realised that the house had a new silhouette and I am so pleased to report that the dormers look absolutely ‘right’ from the street. Here’s hoping the neighbours agree.
Here’s a new view from the RHS window, we’ve never had this view from the bungalow before. I love the hills in the distance.
Now you’ve seen what has happened today, all outside action. The dormers are finished except for the actual windows that is, they won’t be long. The Velux windows are going in tomorrow, one in each of the front bedrooms, one for the bathroom and one above the stairs. The stairs are being made right now too, at the other side of Edinburgh, near Ikea, if you’d like to know.
Little Green Shed is a blog I am sure to read every time there is a new post. Here’s the link – http://littlegreenshed.blogspot.co.uk/. I am delighted to have joined the ‘nature in the home’ series on the blog, it is exciting to be able to add a tiny part to such an inspiring blog. Here is today’s contribution.
The pot of daffodils is from last year. I left the pot at the back door with the intention of planting the bulbs outside at some point. They never did get planted and now here the little daffies are on my windowsill again, cheering the place up, for a second year. Just as well they never made it into the earth outside, maybe this year when the flowers have all gone.