Month: May 2009

Attention to detail… May 2009 update

You (still) can't beat a good list (see the bottom of this post for the previous ones) - this is the current position: In Progress Flooring and tiling We've bought slate wall and floor tiles for both bathrooms and travertine for the ground floor. Finally, we've also selected oak flooring for the first floor. No more tiles to buy - hooray! Internal doors We'll go for relatively traditional hardwood doors, but not ordered yet. StorageWe've got a utility area in the kitchen and will install cupboards in the dressing area (including on the high wall above the door to the…
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Boxing Clever?

I have a rather tricky carpentry challenge in that my hot water cylinder / accumulator and the all the paraphernalia associated with my solar panels, hot water & heating system has grown beyond any expectations and has now occupied a large corner of the second bedroom. The challenge of how to box this in (or at least camouflage it from view) is one that stumps me, go on take a look and see what you think... (This isn't even the most recent picture, things are now even more complex) To make matters even more complex, note a) that this all…
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Online – recommended #2

A couple more useful sites that I've used recently and can recommend. So if you want something antique but don't know where to start looking then get on to Scavengers and they may be able to find something to fit the bill for you. I bought a chandelier from Scavengers which despite having a bit of a battering in transit should work well in the barn. I would never have found myself rummaging through antique shops or trawling ebay.
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Building Progress ~ April 2009

Determined to beat my previous poor showings, here's the April update, just a few days after April has ended ... impressed? This post should really be titled Stairs Progress ~ April 2009 (but that's already been done) as there's not a great deal more than the installation of the stairs to report. In addition, I've progressed with painting the bathrooms, having finished downstairs (except for the utility room) and the landing. I'm using an off-white just to give myself a break from the white...(big deal!) I've also put the standalone sink unit together (complete with sink) ready for the plumbing.…
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