Monday, 19 October 2009

Almost finished ...... :)

Not too much to update but we've (mainly Dad) been working non stop on the bathroom tiling for 6 weeks now. We almost finished this weekend but the bit round the window has lots of cuts and is pretty tricky. We also need just a few more tiles to finish. Hopefully a finish this weekend then another weekend (maybe more) of grouting. Not sure how long all the plumbing is going to take but I think we'll aim for Christmas now.

A reminder of how the room looked when we first viewed the house ....... wow!

Other good news is we have heating upstairs who hooooooo!! It was all plumbed in a while ago but we hadn't got round to draining the radiators etc so I gave Reza an ultamatum he HAD to get it sorted this weekend. He did :)

We're really stuck what to do downstairs as we were going to wait for the bathroom to be done then knock the old one down and create my office. All hopefully before it got cold but it's cold now and it's not done. Debating installing a stove in the lounge as we were going to get one anyway and then we could work on the heating when the time came. We can't make any decisions until the bathroom is finished. It would be nice for Xmas though :)

Monday, 5 October 2009

More tiling and Stevo's bedroom

Autumn is almost here now and thinking back it seems like we've been pretty lucky with the weather this summer. We couldn't of moved in in a better month (May) as we've practically had the whole summer and still have good weather to get things done. Makes a big difference as we can't spend much time in the house with everything going on.

I finally took all the flowers out this weekend and now the garden looks pretty bare :( There's a few tomatoes left but nothing else booooooooo! Got great plans for the garden next year so looking forward to that. In the meantime, I need to plant the bulbs I bought in the next couple of weeks.

The tiling is coming along really well. Thank god the walls are so much quicker than the floor. Dad is speeding through!! There's a few tricky bits around the shower etc but overall it's going well. Here's the latest pics:

Reza worked really hard and put up the lights we bought. It took a little persuading on Reza's part that we needed 5 x £32 lights AAARGH. They do look nice though :)

Finally, Stevo went shopping to get a few bits to finish his room off. Makes such a difference having the TV on the wall :)

I also tidied the lounge ..... but it looks exactly the same, only I know it's cleaner :)