Isn’t it great when a plan comes together? It’s even more spectacular when you can see the end in sight of something that was a little glimmer of a wish way back 3 and a half years ago. It’s eventually all started to come together in less than 3 and a half weeks. Anyone other than my family, who have been following the progress of the garage conversion, will see a huge improvement in the pictures from last week.
We now have a flat ceiling. The ceiling that was in previously must have been what they let the apprentice practice his artex skills on. My 8 year old was very distraught that it has gone, apparently she really liked it!
I think I prefer flat with a touch of coving.
We’ve still got to decide what to do with ugly utility leftovers such as the boiler and the water inlet. We’re thinking the best way to deal with them is a cupboard or two from a cheap kitchens supplier. I’m sure with a bit of genius joinery a kitchen cupboard will masquerade the offending articles.
There is also the matter of disguising the fuse box which is in the middle of the wall on the right hand side. I jokingly suggested a large oil painting that could be slid to one side with the touch of a button, but maybe I’ve been watching too many episodes of Columbo? The modern equivalent being suggested by my husband is a flat screen TV. He’s just after turning it into a den where he can hide away and watch golf.
The kid’s suggestion of running an ice-cream parlour from the front hatch has now been put paid to, with the installation of the window. I squealed when I saw this had gone in. I’ve been really humbled by all the tradesmen who have helped pull this together. You hear such horror stories about people being messed around and let down by builders etc, but considering this is such a small project for anyone, all the trades – builder, plumber, electrician, plasterer, window manufacturer and fitter have done us proud. A rather fitting end to #gratefulinApril.
Next exciting instalment: Paint colour for walls and flooring.