The pavers on our new back step have been mortared in.
Now we just need to work on the garden to make it worth stepping outside!
How it used to look a year ago.
The coal store is definitely looking like a room now.
Further lining, cladding and such-like occurred. Site of the future basin in the toilet.
We are going to get a cupboard door installed in the triangular ‘loft’ space; a great place to store the Christmas decorations.
Pipework for the new toilet. The red brickwork is less than a year old as that was once the doorway through to the old servant’s toilet. It will be a shame to cover it really.
How it used to look a year ago. We’re installing a high-level cistern toilet in the new space as a nod to the house’s past. It will be nicer than this though, trust me.
This is now the breakfast room! Seeing pictures like this makes you realise how much has been accomplished in the last year.
The brickwork is now complete on the new wall; it makes the old part of the wall on the left look rather shabby. Everything else here will be black-and-white timber and render. I blamed P the plumber for all of yesterday’s grit in the kitchen but I realised this morning that some of it was from the cutting of these grey bricks. All the doors were closed today as more bricks were cut, which made a big difference.
Here is the collection of colours for the utility room and toilet. The walls will be Farrow and Ball’s Cinder Rose (pink) and the wainscoting Vert de Terre (green). The units for the utility will be cream and the floor black and white tile.