Day Twenty-Three

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.

inside view of rooflights
inside view of rooflights
outside viewand, no, I did not take this one
outside view
and, no, I did not take this one
dormers look like they've always been there
dormers look like they’ve always been there

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.

a new view from the bungalow
the new view from the bungalow

 

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Day Twenty-Two

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painting back dormer
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yes, he is dancing on the front dormer
back dormer all finished
back dormer all finished
the velux windows are here
the velux windows are here
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.
 

 Other Stuff

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.

tiny daffodil
tiny daffodil

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.

Day Twenty-One

The back dormer is looking great and can you work out where the side view was taken from (if you know the house)?  Answers on a postcard please.

side view slates on too
side view slates on too
back dormer, all sanded and lovely
back dormer, all sanded and lovely

Wires are appearing all over the place, now they’re taking over upstairs ready  for our lights and plugs.

view of the front window
view of the front window
looking to the back window
looking to the back window