That’s five weeks down now, 4 new windows and 2 completed dormers this week. We’re going to add an extra Velux window above the new stairs too next week. The stairs are ordered and so are the windows for the dormer. Progress indeed.
It feels like things are coming together, the perimeter of the upstairs will start to be boarded up next week. Guessing the upstairs will shrink even more then. It is hard to explain, but when you’re actually up there is does not feel big enough to have 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. Once the space is more defined then it will be amazing to see the rooms develop and become more tangible.
We are coping fine with just a bath and toilet bathroom, best not to think about hand washing after the toilet where the children are concerned. Wonder when the shower and screen will arrive.
The sun is shining on Edinburgh right now. Long may it shine on you too. Have a great weekend. x
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.