refurbishment tagged posts

Nine Months and Counting

The English rose hunt is on | One comment

Like an ageing locomotive long past its usefulness being kept on the rails by a band of well meaning enthusiasts, our renovation grinds and wheezes its way towards the buffers at an ever decreasing speed. As I sit and write this I'm quaffing my third glass of red wine ...Read More

Changing Rooms

The English rose hunt is on | No comments

It’s amazing how you can live somewhere for years pondering over a problem and then one day the bleedin’ obvious hits you in the face. Yesterday we realised that the new fridge was never going to fit through the door between the living room and kitchen, at least, not without taking the doors off and struggling (which is what we did).

The problem we’ve been facing is that despite the fact that our kitchen/dining area is pretty big, there’s not a lot of usable wall space because of the positioning of doors, radiators and a cute wooden supporting structure that’s used to divide the space into three pokey little rooms. when we realised there would be a problem moving the fridge into the kitchen we thought “Why not swap the kitchen and lounge?!”...

Read More

Sourcing and Fitting Flooring

Flooring | No comments

The floor of our kitchen, which runs through to the living room, needs replacing. It's sad, because it has a lot of character, most of it being originalRead More