We are just about to enter a very exciting phase in the renovation. By the end of next week the cottage should be occupied so there will be some exciting photos next week.
Meanwhile we are spaced out or more correctly out of space.
One of the things about living in a house while it is being renovated is the mess but the biggest issue is space. Where do you put everything??? We have a 5 bedroom house with only 2 bedrooms usable – we have cleared 3 rooms as the floors had to be replaced and the walls had to be skimmed. Add to that we have Kate and Josh’s 2 bedroom house to accommodate as well. And we have toys for one year old twins so our living room looks like this.
Plus we have 2 kitchens and 2 bathrooms to accommodate as we ordered them based on a building schedule that had to be put back several weeks due to structural issues.
So what do we do with all that stuff? Basically we cram is in where we can so the garage is stuffed to the gunnels. This includes several boxes we brought from Braintree in October which we have never opened. The video below gives some idea of what the garage is like – after we have removed the cottage kitchen and bathroom fittings.
This created a challenge for the delivery of our new Heritage Range cooker. You can see below that the guys had milimetres to spare in some of the gaps between the new kitchen which is currently stored in the hallway.
They were amazing, their system of boards and rollers enabled them to wheel in the cooker in just a few minutes. The first floor tiles are down for the cooker to stand on. They are Fired Earth Orient Travertine tiles which is a kind of limestone – we wanted a stone floor which isn’t as dark as slate.
The cooker is now in place but you will have to wait for the big reveal to see what colour it is. 😜