Tag Archives: renovations

The Painter is Painting

Thankfully. We’re camped out in Petra’s room at the moment, beds lined up along one wall as if we’re in a school dormitory. And the master bedroom and spare bedroom/office have been standing empty, except for leftover furniture, while we’ve … Continue reading

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Moving On Up

Or so we hope.¬†We had a builder in today to check for damp issues because I noticed some black spots on the ceiling in the master bedroom, and he’s of the opinion that the place is fine – it just … Continue reading

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Reno Update

In breaking news: the new tiles in the kitchen look great and the surrounding walls aren't too battle-scarred despite the rather brutal treatment meted out to them this afternoon. The young thug will be back tomorrow, sans chisel and hammer, … Continue reading

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Fixing to Sell

Our first open home is on either 31 July or 1 August.  We will have had two weeks to turn the house and garden into something presentable for the seething hordes that we hope will troop through the house. So … Continue reading

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Unwelcome Lodgers

We have a leak in our library room.  It used to be a sun porch, but was closed in sometime in the 40's, making a kind of lean-to room.  The pitch of the roof isn't quite steep enough for the … Continue reading

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Home Again

Renovations drove us from our home last Friday.  This time it was the smell of oil-based paint that forced us out.  My long-suffering sister kindly put up with us messing up her house and taking over her bedroom for the … Continue reading

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The Incredible Expanding Renovation

Petra and I have been driven from home by the plasterers.  We'll be staying at Mum's house for the next few days while they remove the existing ceiling panels in the hallway, put up new ones, and plaster them smooth.  … Continue reading

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