Monday, 30 November 2009

How many people does it take to hang a door?!

It felt like a really busy weekend!

Saturday, Reza was working all day so I had a mass clear up (although strangely it didn't look a lot different) and also tidied up the garden. The main point being that the window people are coming this week and won't be able to access the lounge window with all that rubbish in the way!! I did also clear the leaves from the lawn and swept up etc. Was quite pleased with myself :) Also glad I did it on Sat as it poured the next day!

Sunday ended up being a quite random day. We went to the cafe for breakfast with friends and one said they were going to B&Q so I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to buy the doors we need for upstairs and put them in his van. I got 3 lovely Oak (not solid!) doors for a bargain price. Reza wasn't keen at first but I think he's warmed to them. The boys then spend the whole afternoon fitting the bathroom door. Wow .... I just didn't realised how long it takes and how much goes into it. I'm so happy now ... it looks fab! Just need to stain the door and paint the frame. Only 2 more to fit but I think we'll get a professional in for those ;)

The best bit by far of my weekend was the fact I finally had a bath in the new bathroom!!! woop woooooop. It was so nice :) It still needs to be sealed round the edges etc but we'll do that this week and then use it again towards the weekend. Reza also had a shower in the new wet room bit. I think we're probably going to need a half screen along one side as the water travels to the basin and our guests will get wet feet if someone's had a shower!! We'll work on that but it's fine for now. Here's the cool taps ... (been waiting aaaaaaaaaages to get a pic of these!)

oooh oooooh I remembered something else. We got a new cooker for free!! Just a reminder that our current cooker is like something from the war so anything post 1950's would be an improvement! We need to get the gas guy round to install but can't wait to use it and it'll match our new kitchen :)

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Operation 'Move the Loo' .... Complete :)

oooooh lots of new this weekend :)

It was the weekend we moved the toilet (well, soil stack) from the downstairs toilet to the new one upstairs. Chemical loo ready while the toilet was out of action and we were ready to go :)

We removed the old toilet (Yipeee it was yuck) and had to dig down to find the sewage pipe. I don't really know the details but Reza and Pete said it was a lot less stress than they thought. The pipe wasn't far down (we suspect as it wasn't the original one) and wasn't encased in concrete. Result!

Within a few hours they'd put in the new soil stack then in another few hours we had a working toilet upstairs. Who hoooo!

We've almost finished fitting the bath now so I think by mid-week I will be able to have a relax in my new bath aaaaaah :)

Oh ... only thing, there's no door on the bathroom yet!!

Other good news is that the double glazing woman came round this weekend. We knew the deal this time where they give you one price then a much better one if you can get them done asap etc etc. We knew this so didn't book her to come until we were ready and thought it might be cheaper over Xmas :) We were right! We're really pleased with the quote and are going to have french doors in the lounge instead of a window, a new back door, kitchen window, the two bedroom windows and a new posh front door. Even better, they're installing in two weeks time YEY I'm really happy :)

Lots happening before Xmas now, bathroom, windows, fireplace. woop woop

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Tiling finished!! :)

Great news .... at last after 2 months the tiling in the bathroom is finished WHO HOOOO!!

My Dad has worked so hard on it and it looks great.

Here's some piccies...

Now we've got until Christmas to put all the fittings in and the plumbing etc. Think it might take that long!

Other news is that we decided to bring getting our wood burning stove forward for Christmas so Reza started to knock out the fireplace. Looks quite big now (it's not really ...) Got the chimney guy coming in a couple of weeks to put a new pot on and take the lining out to test. Exciting!!