The chippies started the framing last Tuesday and they are powering ahead. Weather stopped play on Friday but they hope to be finished on Wednesday.
Here’s where they were up to at the weekend:
This was the first time we have stepped on the slab and entered the house. A momentous occasion to be sure, I almost thought of asking to be carried over the threshold but didn’t want to wreck hubby’s back 🙂
This is where we begin to see if what we have planned and altered actually works or not. I’m pleased to say so far so good! The main changes downstairs are:
- Split level
- Gas Fireplace
- Butler’s Pantry
- Under stairs cupboard
Well the split level has given us extremely high ceilings, at 3m they are up in the stratosphere for me at 1.58m 🙂 I certainly won’t be changing any light bulbs or painting any ceilings. The gas fireplace position looks great and the under stairs cupboard looks huge – at least the door into it does.
The area I was most keen to see was the Butler’s Pantry as we had redesigned it. The standard Majestic Butler’s Pantry is a very large walk in pantry (WIP) with ‘U’ shaped shelves and double doors from the kitchen:
I haven’t seen a standard WIP in any of the show homes as they are always upgraded with kitchen units etc and look great.
By making our Butler’s bigger we could mirror the look of the kitchen and keep a WIP in it. On the LHS there is now a window with base and wall units to match the kitchen and space for an additional fridge freezer. On the RHS there is a WIP behind two feature doors.
I’m pleased to say it looks like it has translated well into reality from the plans.