I’m so so tired this week. Its been a manic few days here at Snob’s home. My arms feel so heavy, as if they are trailing on the floor as I walk. My body aches so badly and is crying out for some rest. We’ve been working frantically on the kitchen/diner, trying to get it complete as quickly as we can. It really feels like its never going to get complete. Almost 7 months since we started the work and we had aimed for summer but its looking more like christmas before we can get full use of it.
We have a fantastic builder, never have I met a builder who is honest and generous. He done the all the major things to the room. Most builders are like “cowboys”…rip you off and charge you hundreds for the smallest job but this builder…well, he’s hard to come by. We waited 3 weeks for him to come and do our worktop for us. He worked for 4 hours on Saturday and didn’t charge us a penny!!!! Can you believe that?? A builder not charging for work that he’s done? You heard it here first!!
He done a great job and taught Mr. Snobs how to cut the shape etc. Never have I known a builder do work without charging. We gave him some unused power tools which we bought, a stainless steel splashback and a red packet which contained money…….you have to accept or its considered an insult if you refuse.
Mr S and I have worked almost everyday this week and since we’ve never done a major renovation before, it has been one big hurdle. We’ve learnt alot, disagreed on things, laughed at our mistakes, squabbled over colour schemes, missed the nail and hammered our thumbs instead, cut our fingers and had paint fight….yes, we actually did lol, tiled and grouted, plumbed and sawed and have been covered from head to toe in dust!! Would I do it all again? No.
From this, which was two rooms and wall knocked through
Kitchen sink and tap.
Wall units with undercabinet lights (cooker needs to be pushed back!) and extractor needs to be purchased.
Mr S. made this matching unit to cover the boiler from two side panels!! It seems we haven’t done much but on the other side of the room, the floor is tiled and walls painted. Just takes longer when you’ve never done it before 🙂 and I have found the perfect matching curtains for the french doors, in shades of brown, blues and turquoise, just perfect.
There still a few things to do, skirting boards, extractor and wall tiles, but we are finally getting there and I will have my own dye room (old kitchen) very very soon 🙂 Yay!!
Please don’t ask me to do your kitchen…..the answer would be No!! 🙂