The ups and downs of renovating a house

…or two

I was finally able to get in and take some photos…plus bought a new USB cable for the phone so I could download them.  I’m going to try to put some before and after images in so you can really see some of the big changes that have taken place…

Plastering is what’s going on a lot right now.  Basically EVERY single room is having its walls re-plastered.


This is the upstairs where the old chimney was located…now ripped out, concreted and plastered:

From this:   To this:    

They are reworking some of the wiring and put in a new box for us:


And this will make me feel much safer!  At least I’ll know how to move a switch with this box if I trip it!

Another before and after is in regards to the kitchen & downstair bathroom areas…


This is the old kitchen, with a doorway looking into the extension (which had a downstairs bathroom within it)…and here’s what the area looks like now:


A wall is being put in place for the downstairs 1/2 bath and the doorway has been totally taken out.  The extension is completely opened up:

  <—-there used to be a doorway here extending into this space and now it is no more!

Due to the idiocy of the original builders of the extension, two metal beams have been put in place where the old doorway was located:

And you can see in the background the new doors to the back garden, which will be put in place, as well as the other building materials. 

So that’s it as of Monday, 10th November.  I’ll be back at the house taking more pics this weekend…and hopefully the lights will be back on…there’s been no electricity/lights as they continue to work on this system.


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