The kitchen is coming along well.
The cavity for the fridge has been formed and you can see that there is a pleasingly large cupboard above the fridge. To the right is the small cavity for the microwave and some space for wine bottles.
I really like the little windows on the cupboard doors.
The range cooker arrived today!
Still hoping it will fit in this spot here.
On the opposite wall the pantry/dresser is taking shape.
Originally the plan was to have it built up against the wall on the left but that wall was so out of line there would have been a big gap at the top. We opted to have it centred and I think it will look much better. It also means the detailing that is going to be added eg. the cornice work at the top will go right around the piece rather than abut the wall. It will look like a freestanding piece but will actually be built in.
On the window wall will be the kitchen sink and the dishwasher.
Oliver chasing a fly in the yet to be ripped out 1950s downstairs toilet with the two windows to the front of the house. This room will be a coat and shoe room as it is next to the front door. Back in the day you would have been able to have a conversation with the neighbours or the postman whilst answering the call of nature. Delightful.
The tilers were here and they have laid the en suite floor. Looking good. I am pleased that, with the marine ply underneath and then the tiles, the floor is almost level with the slimline shower tray giving the impression of a walk-in shower.
Oliver inspecting the new bathroom floor tiles. He misses a bath as he used to have play time splashing and drinking water from the bath tap.
He is going to love the tap I have bought him for this bath – it has a waterfall action and separate spray nozzle.
Very happy with this.
Toilet floor in the same tiles as the bathroom next door.
The loose pipe fell out of the toilet waste pipe hole in the wall. I had visions of the cats taking a walk on the scaffold outside so I had to find a way to block the hole but not walk on the setting tiles.
In the end I threw a dust sheet into the room and used a broom handle to stuff the sheet into the hole.
Only two minor problems. The first is that we have run out of the feature stripey tile and need a few more for the bathroom sink splashback. The second is that the splashback in the toilet has ended up too big. When the towel radiator is fitted it is going to encroach on the splashback tiles in an odd way (you can see the left hand pipe of the future radiator just below the tiles). I think the tiles are going to have to come down and be redone just one tile wide rather than two. The tilers already had a problem as that is quite a wonky wall in the first place so I hope it doesn’t cause too many problems.