It’s the weekend, but that doesn’t stop our builders. Give them their due, there’s some work ethic being displayed here! We *think* that the major drilling work might be over for this phase of the house renovation, so whilst Misko & Edin got on with the cabling and first plastering of the ceiling, we were finally able to begin the process of cleaning up a little bit. By Saturday evening, we actually had a living-room, of sorts, back…

The Manchester Bees are back :)

The Manchester Bees are back 🙂

Although it mightn’t look it, this has been a weekend of progress. The pipes, casing the new wiring, have all been plastered in, as have the new water pipes. The new step is in and the concrete has been laid on the floor. Tomorrow, the exciting stuff starts to begin, with the plastering of the walls and the laying of the underfloor heating. We think it’ll still be a week or so before the kitchen itself is installed, but at least it’s taking on the shape of a room again, rather than a construction site.

Meanwhile, we’ve also been busy, with a bit more DIY work going on in the main bedroom. The new Ebony stained floor looks amazing, but the light wooden bed frame looked a bit washed out against it. Taking inspiration from Pinterest (on the left), there was nothing for it, but to stain the frame too (on the right)…

Still a way to go on this bedroom, but it’s looking a whole lot nicer than when we first moved in. Next up is new lighting, building storage space inside a big recess and sourcing Moroccan style doors. Oh, and, the best bit. A free-standing bath! All coming up…