One of the big projects on our list of projects for this year is getting our fourth bedroom sorted.
Not a pretty sight, is it? As we have guests coming to visit in May, we’d like to completely transform this space from a total dumping ground to a usable spare bedroom. It’s a tough task, especially as there is still quite a bit of building work to complete and as we’re trying to sort the cellar at the same time, but with a bit of luck we’ll manage to get both projects done in time.
This is definitely a room where we have to go back to basics. Last year, we already had a new radiator installed and the room rewired, next on the list is moving the boiler, replacing the window and ceiling and replastering the whole room.
We’ve already removed most of the wallpaper, which because the damp problems we had with the back wall (due to a leaky chimney which has been repaired) was really easy to remove, but as usual it’s the last few stubborn bits of sticky paper that end up taking longer to remove than all of the rest together.
As well as removing all of the wallpaper, we’ve also had the very first step of building work for the loft complete – yes, you heard right – for the loft.
Because of the way the extra loads from the loft conversion will be distributed through the house, we need a new lintel over the window in the 4th bedroom.
Okay, so we’re not talking any major loft updates, but at least it’s a start and most importantly it means that we can carry on with the work in our fourth bedroom.
As soon as we’ve had the boiler moved (why would you ever install a boiler in a bedroom?!) we can start to patch up the missing part of the wall with some plasterboard and then finally move on to replastering the room.
This room has been on our to-do list for such a long time and I can’t tell you how excited we are to finally be getting this room sorted.
Do you also give yourself ridiculous deadlines? Do you tend to try and finish a load of projects just before you know that you have guests coming to visit?