Yep, it’s finished! Still can’t believe that we did this project ourselves. We’ve received so many compliments from friend and neighbours. Even our builders have complimented us on the job and said that they’d thought it had been done by professionals!
Fail! We have managed to insulate the ceiling, but haven’t even started on any dampproofing yet. We’ve done a bit of research and it is something that’s high on our priority list.
#4 Main Bathroom
Not even started! This is one project that depends on our loft conversion finally happening. We can’t sort the main bathroom until we’ve done #7 – en-suite in the loft. Sure, we could shower at the gym for a few days, but not having a toilet might be a bit of an issue.
#5 Repoint Back Of House
Well,… no. We have had the chimney taken down in preperation for for the loft conversion, but will have the house repointed when the scaffolding is up for the loft.
#6 Sort New Windows In Master Bedroom & Guest Bedroom
Yay! A big tick here! We love our new windows. They make the house warmer, quieter and look goreous with the lovely stained glass. What more could you want?
#7 Install En-Suite Bathroom In Loft
Nope. With no dormer and no loft conversion in sight, sadly there’s no fancy en-suite in sight yet.
#8 Runner On Staircase
Done, and it still looks great. We’re so happy that we finally managed to finish off the staircase by adding a stripy runner. Originally we wanted to wait until the staircase to the loft was installed, but we really go sick of waiting and changed our plans slightly (we’re not having one continuous runner up both staircases) so finally had a runner fitted. We love it and think that it really finished off the staircase.
#9 Install Underfloor Heating In Dining Room And Kitchen
Kind Of. After lots of back and forth, we finally decided to install a radiator and no underfloor heating. We’ll be sharing details on that soon.
#10 Secret Project
Not a chance. We desperately want to share our plans with you, but there are a few planning issues that need resolving before we can spill the beans. We’ll of course share everything as soon as we can!
Looking back it kind of feels like – what on earth did we do all year?! Although we did manage to tick a few boxes, we’re hoping that this year will be slightly more successful.
Did you manage to achieve any of your goals for last year? Did you carry out any home improvement? Can you guess what you secret project is?