Category Archives: Home improvement

New Kitchen

After stalling for as long as possible I gave in the fight at the start of the year and agreed that the kitchen needed replacing.  It was 20 years old as is the extension that houses it and my main … Continue reading

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Dean’s return & a new shed

There have been 1 or 2 little issues outstanding on our loft conversion.  After chasing Dean for a few weeks our illusive (and evasive) foreman was finally tracked down and he popped round yesterday to fit the final fire door … Continue reading

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Carpet & laminate floor

At last our carpet has been fitted and our house feels more like a home again.    We’ve had laminate put down in the hall and one carpet through both flights of stairs and landings which has finally linked the … Continue reading

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Loft conversion finished!

Dean hung the last door and re-fitted all the fire door closing mechanisms which we had removed a couple of months ago.  They’re a real menace as they trap Maria in rooms.  They’ll be removed or at least loosened after the … Continue reading

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Home improvements

Lots still going on, we’ve spent this evening wall papering the hall.    The end is in sight, hopefully we’ll have some more photos to post soon

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Freecycle

As a result of our home improvements we’ve found a few things lying around surplus to requirements:  Firstly the installation of the velux windows required over 60 tiles to be removed.  The builders kindly didn’t dispose of them in case … Continue reading

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Week 622 of loft conversion

Seems like it to me as nothing has happened in the last fortnight.    A plumber did turn up (for a whole day!) 2 weeks ago and plumbed in the radiator, towel rail and shower but the sink and shower screen … Continue reading

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