Day Fifty-Eight

The upstairs bathroom is being tiled and it is looking brilliant, we’re going for grey grout up there for a tiny change from downstairs.  Got a wee bit of a tight space  issue with a shower screen/curtain.  It’ll need some lateral thinking, we have a sloped ceiling, rooflight and a unit to contend with.  Sure we’ll come up with a plan.

upstairs bathroom
upstairs bathroom

The bannister supplies have arrived and have started to be put in, not something you realise will take lots of thought and time to do properly, but it does.

first phase of bannister
first phase of bannister

Here’s how the upstairs landing is looking right now.  H is  going into the bathroom.

where's the toilet gone?
where’s the toilet gone?

The upstairs toilet has been removed for the flooring to go in tomorrow and it feels like we are so nearly there upstairs.  The radiators have arrived,  I’ve fancied them for so long but could never justify changing old ones for. Photo soon, they’re gorgeous – if a radiator could be gorgeous that is.

The house is just so dusty it’s not true, no amount of hoovering or quick wiping can get rid of it because every day there’s more dust created.  Looking forward to getting over that stage but otherwise I’m still thoroughly enjoying the regeneration process that is happening in this old bungalow.  We should be reaping the benefits pretty soon – better stop procrastinating about the painting…….

Day Fifty-Five

The good news is that I had a shower this morning, yahoo.  The bad news is that the bathroom is now out of bounds!

no go zone

mat for underfloor heating
mat for underfloor heating

 

More good news is that the upstairs bath is fully functional now so we can get clean. Phew.

upstairs bath all working
upstairs bath all working

 

The window sills are all in upstairs, lots of fiddly little jobs are being done now like the ceiling and floor in the cupboard where the old stairs were and a stud wall in the hall cupboard.

window sills looking good
window sills looking good

 

We had a brilliant trip to London this weekend – photos coming soon. We’re all a bit tired zzzz

Day Forty-Three

Doors and bathrooms have been high on the agenda today.  Getting the bathroom bits and bobs sorted just takes ages.  Glad to report I’ve ordered tiles, loos and a sink today.  Good.

The doors upstairs need to be chosen.  Ideally I would get exactly the same as the downstairs doors made to match but that would be pricey and every penny counts at this stage of the regeneration.  There is a search on for the best match to the downstairs doors, off the shelf as it were, we’ll see how it goes.  The other door issues involve choosing where the new door in the front bedroom will be and whether the old bathroom door will do size regulation wise – the good news is it will be fine, phew.

The plasterers have been doing their stuff above the stair, they had an elaborate plank, ladder and baton scenario to reach all the way up there beside my lovely skylights.  There is another smooth and delightful curve at the top of the stairs, it looks superb.

looking up from the bottom of the stair
looking up from halfway up the stairs

That’s all folks, off to play with my new gadget.  It does begin with an ‘i’.