Also known as "we haven't written diddly on the blog for months!"
Where on earth did this year go - well a lot of it was consumed by our renovation; and our blogging of said reno evaporated between work, family, study and school. I dip my hat to Caroline from West End Cottage because delivering weekly updates while in the process of project managing a reno and raising a family is an achievement in its own right. And while we have failed miserably in the blogging, I want to start loading some photos and writing brief blog posts where possible as I think it is important to finish documenting our (still a work in progress) renovation.
Our biggest achievement has been the extension - building in the two car garage to deliver a new Master Suite, complete with ensuite and walk in robe, as well as a separate storage area at the front of the house for the bikes and frequently accessed items. And when I say we, I mean Kate, as this build has been her responsibility and she has done a grand job in delivering our new 'digs'. So below is a photo journal taking us through from construction starting to fit out commencing...
Adult lego building blocks arrive
The blockies begin their magic
Initial block-work complete
New window ledge laid for Master Suite
New slab laid for Master Suite
Studs going up
(New Storeroom at front)
New Walk-in Robe
The Boss oversees construction
Master bedroom back to door to house
Stud wall separates storeroom from bedroom
New wall cavity for Smart TV
Plasterboard rough fit out
Plaster and Insulation fit out (WIR)
Ensuite Window Cavity
Villa-board fit out in ensuite
Bring on the mud and sanding
Priming, sealing and undercoating
Ensuite floor tiles down
Windows fitted and lock-up complete
New storeroom to right (before roller door fitted)
As you can see some progress has been made!! Thanks to all who have followed our shenanigan's so far and from all of us in the land of Sunshine and Paint Pots - Happy Festivus, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year.
We'll try to be better bloggers as we get jobs done in 2016... we promise?!