We had been in the dirty demolition stage for what felt like a really long time (2 months to be exact) and it would have been easy to lose momentum. I remember being in the bathroom and thinking that it looked like an episode of DIY SOS.
We had to really push ourselves to keep going and finish off a few last jobs before we could get our plasterer in.
Our to-do list:
1. Fill in the brickwork in-between the two windows – where the chimney was removed.
2. Do the pipework which was going to be behind the walls – the hot and cold pipes for the shower and the two waste pipes for the basin.
3. Fill in the old kitchen door with wooden beams ready for plaster board.
4. Put wooden battens in-between the beams for the radiators and basin to be fixed to.
5. Insulate the walls
One by one we slowly ticked each task off our list.
David’s parents came over one weekend to kindly lend a helping hand, David and his Dad did the pipework and me and his Mum insulated the walls. After an excellent team effort we were finally ready for the plasterer to start!