Out with the old: renovations have begun

After months of what has seemed like little or no progress, things are starting to move ahead with the renovations. This week we’ve had photos from the builder-cum-project manager of the changes so far.

First up, the old kitchen and downstairs toilet have been ripped out. Here’s what that part of the building looked like before.

Renovations, Nov 19

And here’s what it looks like now. This will be the bar area in the future.

Renovations, Nov 19

Then there was the bathroom on the first floor. Carpet-clad baths aren’t to everyone’s taste – they’re certainly not to ours. Here’s the before.

Renovations, Nov 19

And the after.

Renovations, Nov 19

Finally for now, the top back bedroom, where fitted cupboards around the bed concealed some design disasters, including a shower room to one side and a toilet to the other.

Renovations, Nov 19

Here’s what that space currently looks like.

Renovations, Nov 19

We’ve also given the roofer and the glazier – both locals from village – the go ahead. We now just need to agree quotes for the plumbing, the heating and the building work.

There’s still a long way to go, but we’re getting there.

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8 thoughts on “Out with the old: renovations have begun

  1. Slightly exposed for a wee now! …. looking good!

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  2. seems like a lot of work there , best wishes!

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  3. Looks exciting! Having just gone through extending our downstairs loo to make a new shower room all I can say is “so glad we did it”. The dust was horrible but has gone & the new extra room we have is great. Everything you’re chucking out will be transformed to enhance your new start. Very therapeutic. Can’t say I’ve ever seen a carpet clad bath before….now why does that somehow seem a bit French-of-a-certain-age?! Good luck & happy painting!

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  4. Open plan toilet – I like it! Good luck with the renovations. I hope nothing dreadful lurks behind those gloomy fittings.

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