You will have to put a hard hat on for this week’s Thursday Doors. This post is an update on the progress we are making with our house renovation – although you might not consider it progress when you see the rest of the photos. Now that the ivy has been hacked away from the back door there’s a lot more light getting inside.
There was a really nice stairs in the house but we needed to make more room so it had to go but we’ll be replacing it (as soon as we figure out where to put the new one). We moved the walls and ceilings to another location, too.
There they are, in the back garden. Any suggestions as to what we could use that oil tank for? It’s way too big for our needs, in such a tiny house.
Lots of doors but no walls to put them in. Downstairs will be open plan but we might be able to use two of them for the upstairs bedrooms.
What’s left of the pink wall will be joining the ceilings in the back garden soon. If you look carefully, you can see the fireplace peeping out from behind those planks of wood.
I know it all looks a bit of a mess but I’ve been saving the best till last. The new roof is looking good – inside and out. The Velux windows (roof lights) are in place and it won’t be long before we have the new joists and floor fitted.
If you think the house is tiny, take a look at our alternative accommodation.
It might be small but look at the size of the ‘back garden’ – and what a view. The river was like a mirror and the warm sunshine gave us a perfect spring day.
Although we really appreciate unusually warm, sunny weather so early in the season, in Ireland we tend to worry that it will be the last bit of heat and sun we’ll get for the rest of the year. You would have to experience some of our dull wet summers to understand this seemingly irrational anxiety.
I hope you enjoyed the renovation update. The next time I post some photos of the house it should look a lot less frightening. For some more unusual and interesting Thursday Doors have a look at Norm’s blog.