So we are in the full throes of the building work now.
Conducting wedding viewings is a highly creative experience of describing how everything is GOING to look in just a few short weeks time. (These are our hilarious builders who get very silly when a camera comes out...)
We are excited as we are realising our bigger dreams that have been in formation for 4 years and are finally being worked out. (a prize for guessing which builder this is...the clue is in the last pic...)
So, I will start by telling you about the new front door to access the west wing of the house. This is how the front of the west wing looked.
To the left hand side, in place of the window, we are creating a new front door.
This will be brilliant because from the car-park, the door will be obvious and will be a welcoming sight after a long journey!
Before you had to walk round to the back of the house, to somewhat of a less grand entrance.
You walked through an entrance hall with a quarry tile floor and up the stairs. Well, now it is all change!
Once through the lovely new Entrance, now there will be a coat and welly boot area
that will lead into a lovely warm lounge room, complete with chesterfields and an inglenook fireplace taking centre stage.
This new lounge room used to be our office. When we arrived it was a case of starting work asap so this room never received the love and care (and white paint) that the rest of the house has been given. This is mid-move out so things are MESSY!
The biggest delight in knocking through the new doorway was finding a huge flagstone underneath the wall we took out
which we think could indicate this was a doorway in the past. We do like to think we are restoring the house to how it used to be (well, structurally that is...i have a feeling the interiors were probably not quite our bag)
Back to the first pic, you see our games room on the right hand side, well this is coming down very soon now. We have always felt it was a bit of an eye-sore. Do not fear we are re-housing the games room (complete with new equipment) into this lovely space situated opposite the garages.
We are just in the process of insulating it.
With its gorgeous view and spacious interior, i think the kids will love it.
In place of the games room will be a gorgeous big flower bed.
The digger has been and dug a big trench to take all the water and electricity down to our new games room (and our new electric gates at the end of the drive..more on that soon).
The good news is it has also filled in the trench and even now is starting to look good again. If it wasn't for the last 4 years and knowing all we have achieved and how good we always get it looking, this photo would worry me!
This is the start of our new utility space, surf shack and wetsuit drying area. It is on the side of the new games room.
I have some exciting blog posts coming up on The Chapel, The Snug and a new bathroom. Our builders are working hard, and so are we, to make this house absolutely beautiful for Easter. In the mean-time, its off to the Designer Wedding Show in Battersea for us! x