Day Sixty

The tiler has been and the upstairs bathroom floor now has orange tiles.  The grouting in the downstairs bathroom is finished – I think it looks  brilliant.  Nobody else was here today so I’m afraid there’s nothing else to report from the works.

new upstairs tiling
new upstairs tiling

 

Things are slowing down a bit and I feel the onus is one us to get busy now.  We had a look at carpets at the weekend and I must confess to feeling rather underwhelmed by the choice.  There are 100’s of colours if you fancy beige, fawn, biscuit or cream.  None of them are what we are looking for.  We did take a couple of samples but I’m not convinced by those either.  It’s going to be there for a really long time so it is crucial that we actually like the carpet we choose.

Flowers

our welcome daisies at the front door.
our welcome daisies at the front door.
these are so pretty and delicate, cannot remember what they are though.
these are so pretty and delicate, cannot remember what they are though.

At last we are getting some flowers in the pots and some daffies in the garden.  The daisies are amazing, they have been there for ever and are the most cheery welcome to the house imaginable.  They are looking fabulous at the moment with loads of flowers and more to come.  Thought you’d like to see them too.

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-Three

tantalising shower, nearly there....
tantalising shower, nearly there….

Lots and lots of bathroom activity today resulting in tiling round the bath and a shower enclosure with shower in.  Not ready to use I’m sorry to report.  Never mind, another day or two won’t make any difference now.

this morning
this morning, yes, the loo is in the bath
this afternoon
this afternoon

Still some grout to go and probably another couple of rows of tiles above the bulkhead, we are thinking about it overnight.  I am so pleased to see such a difference in a day and the look is exactly what I hoped for.  We even have lights that work in there, things are coming on indeed.

The lights upstairs are working now and another exciting installation is going on upstairs too, I’ll show you what soon.