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House remodel week 5 : Small boy goes upstairs!

by Clare Mansell

Over the last month Theo has shrugged off all the enormous changes going on around him and just accepted the extraordinary concept that the builders are making him a “new bedroom upstairs.” Until this weekend we weren’t really able to show him what all the banging and sawing has been about, but finally there is some ply on the floor and we can take him up…


He had quite strong opinions about where things were going to go in his new room…


I’m not sure how he can possibly take it all in, but he seemed happy enough.

The basic timber structure upstairs is now almost entirely finished, the electrician has been in and done the first fix and this week the walls and floors will be filled in. Today we have a meeting with a company about our log burning stove (hoping it can be done within our budget!) and next week the staircase arrives.

However don’t be fooled into thinking we are on the home straight. There’s still a roof to go on and about another three months of internal work followed by all the decorating and finishing we will do ourselves, but so far we are making good progress!

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Emily Knight April 8, 2014 - 12:13 pm

He looks so excited! It must be great seeing the place come together before your eyes – fingers crossed for a smooth run over the next few months! 🙂

jess ica April 8, 2014 - 12:51 pm

Wow, he looks so excited – I’m sure he is going to be ecstatic once it’s complete! 🙂

carsonsmummy April 8, 2014 - 1:13 pm

haha! what an adventure for him! I kinda want to be up there with him lol

Jen Walshaw April 10, 2014 - 7:53 pm

Wow, what an adventure for you all. It looks like it is going to be amazing. Eek, so exciting.

Charly Dove April 10, 2014 - 8:56 pm

Oh my word he must have been so excited! I love how he’s planning where everything is going to go. Must been great for all of you – well it will when it’s finished 🙂

Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe April 10, 2014 - 9:32 pm

Wow it must be such an exciting time for you all! I’ll look forward to seeing how it comes on x

Eileen Teo April 10, 2014 - 11:25 pm

exciting for you! it look great!

Michelle Ordever April 11, 2014 - 11:09 am

I’ll say it again – that is some house project you’ve got going on! Can’t wait to see it all as you progress through the build!

Clare Nicholas April 11, 2014 - 10:41 pm

so exciting – I can’t wait to see it all finished. What an adventure

Suzanne W April 12, 2014 - 10:11 am

Wow this looks awesome! Can’t wait to see the finished article 🙂

Angela Spicer April 12, 2014 - 10:44 am

It’s going to be great to see pics when it’s all finished


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