because on Monday 11th July 2011 the new double glazed windows were installed at the back of the house. Yay! That made the house water tight which meant that the plastering and second fix electrics and plumbing could commence. Whoooop whooop! And, isn't it amazing what a difference the windows make to how the house looks? It looked so blank and eerie before, but the windows make it look friendlier, and like an actual home. Hooray for uPVC...
Compared to today, Sunday 15th of July 2012 - a lot less builder mess at the back of the house; we now have a patio and domestic mess instead.Popping upstairs now, here's the inside shot of the bathroom window that we've just admired from outside. This was actually quite a momentous day because until then an old door that you see to the right had been propped up against the hole that the builders had knocked in the wall to create this space for the window, which meant absolutely no natural light came into this room. Once the window was in, we (mostly I) bemoaned the fact that it isn't bigger, but it's too late now :( You can see on the wall to the right below the window where the tiles from the old bathroom used to be on the wall. The grey line running vertically below the window shows where the old bathroom ended (to the right of the line) and the bedroom started (to the left of the line); we 'stole' that part of the bedroom, which consisted of a bank of wardrobes, to create this new bathroom.
I know this post is all about the new windows, but I was obviously excited last year to see that the wardrobes were taking shape.
And here they are today, complete with doors to hide the mess within, and with the door through to the ensuite in the middle.
And here's the window today. Plus lots of bits of stuff, in the dark recesses.