I’m currently camping on the living room floor while the last two rooms upstairs get a
60 minute week long several week makeover!
Since we moved in we’ve been using the en-suite as a cupboard, partly because the shower leaked. It did make a pretty good cupboard though so clearing everything out took a while. The rest of the house is now full to bursting, even with full loads to the charity shop and tip! Need less junk! After enough flights of stairs to qualify for a Redwood Forest, Ferris Wheel and Lighthouse badge, it was finally all empty…
This is the first major work we’ve done inside the house since having children so we planned carefully. Here are the blueprints at a 1:1 scale…
(No prizes for guessing who added the extra stickers.)
Partly thanks to an amazingly helpful local planning department, we had an extra window after day one. And no walls.
By the end of day two first fix plumbing is done, and the new and improved walls were beginning to take shape. (The existing walls upstairs are literally just a thin sandwich of plasterboard and paper. Quality.)
At the end of day three first fix electrics are in, the walls were back properly and the bonus window is looking like a fantastic idea.
The plastering started on day four and by the end of day six we have one less artex ceiling, fewer holes in the floor, the door back. Even the new shower tray fitted, which was a bit of a relief!
The whole job was meant to take five days but unsurprising it’s overrunning. It hasn’t helped that the floor under the old shower has rotted through. This time next week, it’ll all be done though, hopefully!
Update: Hooray, it’s all done! (14th April)
Now I just need to do a spot of painting…