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The Kitchen – part 3

So, there I was, about to create havoc in our kitchen. in part 1 of this tale, I talked about how the kitchen first appeared when I bought the house. in part 2, I drew up plans for how I wanted the room to look. Now it’s time to start knocking walls about. Everything needed […]

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The Kitchen – part 2

A few years ago, I (well, with some help) rebuilt our kitchen. This is the story of the decision-making processes I went though, and the new design that resulted. In the previous post I talked about the original layout of the kitchen, and how it looked when I moved in. As soon as I could, […]

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The Kitchen

Our house was built in 1967. It has had two owners so far. The original owner put the house on the market in 2001 so that she could retire and move closer to her daughter. She had kept the house very well, although as you would expect, the décor was “of its time”. As any […]

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The Bath – part 2

So, there I was, rebuilding the bathroom. In the last post I talked about fitting the toilet and sink, and how I approached tiling and boxing in pipework. Now it’s time to turn my attention to the bath itself. One problem I face often when working on the house is the conversion from imperial to […]

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The Bath

Let me tell you about the time I rebuilt our bathroom. I probably should apologise up front as there isn’t going to be much messing about with wood in this post. There is a bit, and I’ll try and dwell on that to keep vaguely on track, but mostly this week is Messing About With […]