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New ceilings downstairs

New lighting meant that the old lathe and plaster ceilings needed to come down. The ceiling in the kitchen was done months ago, but I've only recently decided that the ceiling in the living room also needs replacing. (Top renovating tip - don't do it...

Leaking roof

Whilst the bathroom was being overhauled we discovered a leak that's been allowing water to come down the chimney, which means that the little cottage needs a little bit of TLC in the roof area. Luckily, Dave's not scared of heights, so he's put in...

New stairs

The stairs were previously boxed in from the main living room and accessed via a tiny Middle-Earth style door, which was all too easy to bump your head on if you are anywhere near my height. So, the boxing in has been removed and in...

New kitchen

The new wooden, shaker style kitchen is now in downstairs in the rear extension. The really old flagstones were uncovered when the not-quite-so-old vinyl, carpet and bitumen layers were taken up off the floor, so they've been left where they are, and treated so that they'll...

New bathroom

The new bathroom is currently taking shape - the cottage has never had a shower before, so we've been working out where there's enough head room to fit one in. Finally, we've (well, that's the royal we, and actually means the lovely builder Dave, has)...