Monday, 19 May 2014

We've bought a bathroom...

Well we’ve paid the deposit at least.  

So in the last week things have been a little hectic (both at work and with the house renovations!)  The bathroom has had a lot of work done on the walls and the bathroom floor now has two 18mm layers of plywood with tanking system paste on it (whatever the hell that is!).  It’s still pretty bare but it’s looking a lot better than before.  

 

Bathroom's Improving...

Wednesday evening was a little on the stressful side as Dave arrived home and told me that Michael needed to know what shower tray we’d be getting as that was required so that the builders could continue work on the bathroom.  Something about needing to know the exact placement of the drain as that was going to hook to a pipe between the joists on the floor.  Basically they needed to know so they could carry on with the bathroom flooring going down and the kitchen ceiling going up.  That led to a lot of measuring, thinking we’d made a decision and then realising that as soon as we put a sink we’d be blocking off access to part of the bathroom!  

Dave chatted with Michael the following morning and a decision was made on a 1200mm x 900mm shower tray just with the shower head not going in quite the ideal location but it resulted in something that looked like it would work.

On Saturday morning we headed down to Tom Doyle Supplies on the N11 outside of Gorey.  While there we spoke with a very helpful guy Billy who really knows his bathrooms!  Apart from the fact that he kept trying to change our bathroom design (yes I know it’s less than ideal but it’s tied down now!)  he spent over 2 hrs with us giving us lots of advice.  We left having purchased a toilet, sink, shower and all the other bits and pieces come with each of those.  The only thing left that we need is a shower enclosure… they’re expensive!

On Friday we gave the go ahead for our kitchen.  We’re meeting with John tomorrow to discuss the fine details (such as the tap and deposit!) tomorrow morning.  The only thing slowing everything down will be the fact that the kitchen measurements can not take place until the final plastering in the kitchen is complete. Hopefully that will happen this week!  Dave’s job to find out tomorrow.  The guys took out the old kitchen, or most of it at least last week and opened up the chimney space where the cooker and hob will go.  With the partition wall knocked back the place looks so much better (it my not look like it but trust me it does!)

Cooker Location

 

Remains of the Kitchen

 My bannisters is looking a little worse for wear at the moment but my fireplace is slowly reappearing...

Homely Living Room

My sister, her husband and the kids came to visit at the weekend.  I did warn Ciara that I had my suspicions that the house is not quite child safe at the moment (i.e. it’s so not child safe!) but kids were fine - hands held firmly :)  And here’s Grace collecting stones on the beach before viewing the house...

Grace Collecting Stones...

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