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House remodel : Week 4

by Clare Mansell
House remodel : Week 4

Today marks the one month point of our house remodel. At the moment we are running pretty much to schedule, if not actually a little ahead. Undoubtedly having the cover over the scaffolding has helped hugely, but it has been rubbish for photographs and has pretty much scuppered my original plans to time lapse record the whole build.

Still it will be pretty exciting when we eventually peel it all off and reveal what’s underneath to the neighbours!

Over the last week the builders have been working on the southern half of the first floor. This half of contains our bedroom, en-suite and wardrobe.

After months staring at plans trying to visualise the space it has been incredible to watch it be built. Next to where I am standing in the photo above will be the stairs (you can see the top of the ladder we are currently using) and behind me will be external double doors and a juliet balcony facing south across the field. Our bathroom and wardrobe is to the right and our bed will be to the left. There’s an odd optical illusion going on in the top photo because the beam to the left is several inches higher than me, but appears to be the same height, it’s not.

View from the house - March 2014

This is what the field next to us looks like at the moment. Yet another reason why that scaffolding wrap is driving me crazy – I am dying to see what the view will be like from the first floor, but I can’t!

This week the builders will be working on the north half of the house which is bigger as it has gable ends at front and back. It will mean a big change to the old shape of the bungalow and will finally allow us to get a glimpse of the whole house.

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15 comments

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy April 1, 2014 - 11:32 am

Wow – what a beautiful view.

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Leeshastarr April 1, 2014 - 11:39 am

I am loving the look of your home, can’t wait to see the finished look!
What a beautiful view!!
The Life of Leeshastarr

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Kate Thompson April 1, 2014 - 2:37 pm

That IS ambitious – but SO exciting!!! Can’t wait to see the finished result, and what a view!

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Michelle Ordever April 1, 2014 - 2:43 pm

Can’t wait to see the finished project!! How exciting this all must be for you. We’ve got an architect coming to see us tonight so we can get started on our remodelling plans!

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Globalmouse April 1, 2014 - 2:47 pm

Oh I’m so jealous, I’d love to design my own home. And the views over the field are amazing….lucky you!!

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You Baby Me Mummy April 1, 2014 - 6:38 pm

It looks like it is going to be amazing and what a stunning view x

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Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe April 1, 2014 - 9:18 pm

Wow what an exciting time you are having, it must be a fantastic but I imagine sometimes stressful watching everything come together. I’ll look forward to seeing how you get on x

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Sylvia F. April 2, 2014 - 9:15 am

What an exciting project! Can’t wait to see results 😉 And good luck!

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Lori Taylor Arnold April 2, 2014 - 12:46 pm

So exciting seeing the project progress and I can see why your dying for that view. x

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Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily April 2, 2014 - 12:56 pm

You’re so lucky – I cant wait to see the finished build x

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Kara Guppy April 2, 2014 - 7:14 pm

I always struggle to visualise how a house is going to look – cannot wait to see the end result

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rachel @ activities4kidz April 3, 2014 - 10:45 pm

How exciting, and that view is amazing! Can’t wait to see it finished

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Catherine Pritchard April 4, 2014 - 6:35 am

Wow, you will be able to see for miles. What big skies! Would love to know how you can annotate your photos like that too

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New Mum Online April 4, 2014 - 8:10 pm

Oh my gosh that is one helluva a house. You guys are amazing. It will be super when it is finished. Good on you for embarking on such a project – worth it for THAT amazing view though.
Liska xxx

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Agata Pokutycka April 5, 2014 - 3:23 pm

Good luck! I hope that every little thing will go according to plan

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