12 months of home improvement

On the 16th July we marked a year since we moved house. I had meant to blog about that at the time, but as I like to say, better late than never. Upstairs, we’ve finally finished the main bedroom; here’s a before, during, and after.

I’m really pleased with the ceiling fan and downlighters – although they were horrific to install (the loft is extremely unpleasant). We bought that tiger picture on our first trip to India. We’ve also replaced the carpet in the other (rather lively yellow) front room, and I’ve turned one of the back bedrooms into a little office; the final bedroom is simply still repugnant.

Downstairs we’ve just had the dining room wall plastered – it was incredibly warped. This photo of the drying plaster nicely illustrates the previous shape: the dark patches are wet; the plaster here is a lot thicker, the result is now smooth. This photo was taken 48 hours after work was completed.

Now it’s still a bit of a mess, but the majority of the decorating is complete.

In the living room, remember this?

Mid way:

And today with carpet and sofas – it’s great to finally have this room finished!

Di’s office ready for carpets:

I spent much of a Saturday chiselling channels for the AV cables around that doorway:

And today:

All in all, my plan is finally coming together! :)

1 comment so far

  1. Phil Taylor on September 4th, 2010 13:21

    IM-pressive!

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