The lighter side of life

In recent weeks we’ve see asbestos removal, new boiler, pipe work for central heating and electrics – but the most visible difference is the plastering of the walls and ceilings in the house. When it is freshly applied, plaster is a dark brown, so this hasn’t been the most aesthetically pleasing look, but it certainly…

Roofing, re-tiling and random vaccuming

The roof works have been ticking away up out of sight. As we discussed our roofer Charlie felt that the roof didn’t need to be fully replaced – but could be repaired. Another factor that encouraged us to work with what we have got is the adjacent house that we are attached to i.e. the…

Open shelving

Source – Houzz Staged design photos are one thing, but living in a kitchen with open shelving is another. We’ve had open shelves for over a year and while we couldn’t totally do away with cabinets (where else do you hide the condiments) we are introducing more open shelving into our kitchen design.

Home, home on the range

As I posted earlier we hit the shops hard this weekend. We bought 10 light fittings, a lampshade for my thrift shop find and paint samples. We’ve also bought tiles for the kitchen, the wall tiles for the bathroom and black and white floor tiles. It is hard to press the ‘purchase’ button at times.…

What wood you do?

Our poor wooden floors are taking quite rough treatment. Those frequent visitors to the blog will have seen that we have had to lift up the floors to install the electric wiring and the plumbing for the heating. While our the floors weren’t in mint condition they weren’t as bad as they are now. Broken…