Thursday, 13 June 2013

Taking it back to basics (slowly)

Spent the day stripping out kitchen and various built in wardrobes. About halfway through. There is an awful lot of wood piling up.

Happily the plans are back, so ready to move on. However we have no idea what is next. Need to talk to the architects.

Monday, 10 June 2013


Not particularly fast. Got the first draft through about 2 weeks ago. We couldn't give feedback as we were away in Whitby.

Today we got the second draft. Big thumbs up all around. Just about perfect.

So I think now, we will be putting the plans out to tender. Hoping to find a builder that can take it from planning regs to infinity and beyond.

In the beginning

Sadly in early March, Jay's mum Ruth passed away. She will be very much missed.

Ruth wanted us to have her house and was adamant that we should make it our own. What do you expect, she's from Yorkshire.

After some soul searching and quite a few discussions. We decided to go for it. The alternative was to sell up and move out of the area, as we couldn't stand the thought of Jay's childhood home, being changed in front of us.

The house a 2, originally 3, bed semi. Approximately a hundred years old. Overlooking allotments and fields, to the rear. Decent sized garden and a great deal of potential.

Our plans

1) To knock through the kitchen and back room, along with a rear, fill in the gap extension. To make a large kitchen room with comfy seating at one end. Essentially a day room. And a room Jay can cook in. She likes to cook and is looking forward to a decent amount of space.
2) Turn the front room into a proper comfy room, hopefully with a log burner, for those cold winter nights.
3) Split the front bedroom back into two rooms. The easiest part of the whole plane.
4) Convert the loft to a master bedroom, with a bathroom. No idea how big it's going to be, but it should be plenty large enough.

Architects have been. Thoughts have been had and measurements taken. So waiting for architects to come back. Then onwards and upwards.