Day Forty-Nine

look, no scaffolding
look, no scaffolding

More or less ten weeks in and it’s looking good.  All the plastering is done, we have two working loos, two rooms are totally ready to paint, funnily enough I’m not so excited about that now it’s actually come time to go for it!  Downstairs has lots of developments, the ensuite looks great, just need to finalise which shower to go for now, the cupboard is going to be the best ever storage space for this’n’that so I can have a beautifully uncluttered home (and a chronic cupboard).  Today I was quite fancying the ensuite for a wee hidey hole study type room but I think we’ll go with the original plan.

into the ensuite, love how the window works in there.
into the ensuite, love how the window works in there.
stairs drying off
stairs drying off
bedroom cupboard to under the stairs
bedroom cupboard to under the stairs

Other Stuff

We have shown off our regeneration to numerous people today, the house has been going like a fair this afternoon, great fun with about 13 kids dotting about in total making iPad films in the garden.  Brilliant,that’s what this house should be about.  Tea was the order of the day with the visitors and I reckon I had about 8 cups in amongst the comings and goings, lucky we now have two loos.

Wishing you all a brilliant weekend. xx

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’.

Day Thirty

We have a stair space, it appeared while I was at work. The ensuite as we knew it has gone too and the new one looks a great size and shape. I’m glad I missed the actual demolition of the wall and old entrance to the bathroom, bet it was pretty messy judging by the settling dust.  All the mess has gone but we all know that dust takes a while to settle, literally.

taking shape
taking shape
from the hall
from the hall
looking up
looking up

Can you guess what’s coming tomorrow?

 

 

 

Other Stuff

Saturday was really wet in the morning.  It got better though and by mid afternoon we took the bold step of opening the garden room door which can only mean one thing… spring.  Check out those tulips for evidence of spring.

the door is opened post winter
the door is opened post winter
tulips and Lennie on a mission
tulips and Lennie on a mission

 

Unfortunately, in true Edinburgh fashion, spring did not last long. It snowed a bit yesterday and lots today so it’s back to this. The garden door is well and truly bolted again til the next sunny day.

snow football
snow football

 

Buddy, the P1A class teddy, had a good weekend, we didn’t match Tom Daley but he did go to the rugby.

buddy at the rugby (well sort of)
buddy at the rugby (well sort of)

 

The girls made use of the boardwalk in the hall too with an indoor hopscotch competition.

indoor hopscotch
indoor hopscotch

 

It’s due to be supercold overnight tonight, hot water bottles and beanies at the ready since we have two big holes in the front and back of the house.  Lucky we have lots of downies and blankets too, we’ll be fine.