Week 15: walls are down, skylight is up
The walls have finally come down in the kitchen and the steels have gone up. It’s now one big, huge room. Honestly, I think that room is bigger than my first flat. In addition, the skylight has been placed where it’s going to be (though still covered with film so its full glory is not to be seen yet) and the doorway to the back garden has been measured (so we’ll hopefully have the bi-folding doors in a few weeks). Not much else has happened in the house other than the corner toilet has been put in place in the loft bathroom. But it’s still SO EXCITING!
We did a walk through and figured out where all the lights are going, where the electrical sockets should be placed and what else might need to be changed. It’s going to be fabulous when it’s done. I hope.
On my side, I’ve ordered the English solid oak wood flooring from Northwood Forestry Limited. We’ll have to finish it at the house but I like that idea – it gives us the ability to choose whether to keep the natural wood colour or stain it a bit. The flooring is meant to be used with underfloor heating and was just about the same cost as good engineered wood flooring. Yay!
I’m quite certain we’ve selected our tiling for the backsplash, but I’m not going to share it ahead of time. There needs to be a few fun reveals, ya know!
So, here’s the collection of photos from this weekend to check out:
New door handles have been selected
It’s a tight fit and a small bathroom but it will work.
Steel beams are in place
More steel beams and the pyramid skylight is in place.
NO MORE WALLS!