Renovation Diaries - part three - weeks 11 to 13

Our completion date of 14 May is about to sail by, but these things are a moveable feast we’ve come to realise. Living through a major renovation is an ‘interesting’ experience, a bit like camping, albeit under a fairly watertight roof but with a LOT of dust. Some major stages reached during these weeks though and our vision is slowly emerging from the dust clouds!

Inspiration for wet room walls

The extension has started - yay! Then the Beast from the East put it on hold - boo. So while this gives us a little breathing space I'm focusing on decisions about details - it's all a bit daunting so I'm tackling the smallest element first - the new wet room.

Getting serious in the garden

The back of our house is virtually south facing and I love a bit of sun soaking up during the summer AKA that one week if we're lucky of sunshine. However sitting on the lawn involved delicate positioning as it's on a slope and drinks of course always fell over! Couple this with our desire to somehow deal with the sheer amount of concrete in our garden and we decided to get to grips with some fairly hardcore landscaping.