Tag: house

September 8, 2010

They do say ‘little things please little minds’, and the guys have done so many wonderful things in my lounge, over the last week. But something that really put a smile on my face today was to see a proper hinged panelled door, opening into…

September 1, 2010

Tim and Nev came back yesterday; having done a great job on the kitchen, they are now here to do my lounge/diner.

They have only been here two days, but already the walls are stripped, the hideous brick fake fireplace has gone, and the awful artex ceiling is now under a layer of plasterboard, waiting to be plastered over.

August 9, 2010

I’ve been running around a bit lately, and so haven’t posted much about the work going on here. Tim and Nev finished their bit over a week ago, although the kitchen isn’t quite finished yet. All the units are fitted, the tops are in and…

July 22, 2010

Tim and Nev have been with me all this week, and all the new units are in now, the sink is installed and plumbed, and all of the worktops are in place. There is still plenty to do (including tiling and painting), but already the…

July 19, 2010

Tim and Nev arrived first thing this morning, and quickly set to work ripping out the old kitchen. Good stuff!

July 3, 2010

I have been doing stuff around the house today – essentially packing all my books away, so the kitchen cupboards and shelves can be transferred onto the lounge bookshelves, in preparation for the great kitchen tear-down. However, I then need to put the books (and…

June 26, 2010

Back in May, I was complaining about the various companies I had asked to quote for my kitchen not listening to my actual requirements. Or perhaps I should say listening to my requirements, but then completely ignoring them. The fact that what I was asking…

June 20, 2010

My kitchen units are to be delivered next weekend, and I need to store them until they are fitted. As a result I spent all of yesterday in the garage, sorting it out. A couple of years ago, I bought some racking to go out…

June 4, 2010

Before I got the boiler moved to the loft, I had a new hatch and ladder installed by the Attic and Loft Company. Now they have just finished stage 2 of the job, having reinsulated and boarded the entire loft. As a result, I now…

May 25, 2010

Further to my earlier comments about the various folk I’ve had quoting my kitchen, and how they don’t seem to be able to listen to what I say. As I mentioned earlier, I had a visit yesterday from yet another chap to measure up and…

May 24, 2010

Not a post about MP’s expenses, nor beach footwear. It’s about my plans for my kitchen. Ever since my boiler got moved out of the kitchen, I have been planning a kitchen refit. My first decision was whether to do it myself, after some fashion,…

April 26, 2010

As part of my kitchen project, I have mostly had local people quoting. However, while googling for ideas, I came across the Tesco Kitchens website. I was surprised that Tescos were doing this kind of thing, but thought I would let them quote, to see…