Well, I'm calling the extension finished. Sometimes in construction there is no particular 'event' that signifies the end of a project, like having keys handed over to you by the builder and a truck with your belongings rolling up soon after. Things have a habit of dribbling on, with small defects being rectified, people popping in and out... and only you can pick when a project is finally finished.
Well, this week, two events occurred that signified to me that the project is finally finished. The first was that I finally had the windows cleaned. I have a pet hate of dirty windows, and it has pained me enormously to put up with dirty (really properly filthy) windows since we started living in the back of the house 4 months ago. So I was beyond excited to have the window cleaner show up earlier this week - while I could've had the windows cleaned before now, there was no point with continuing messy work with the render, painting, carpentry and silicone still underway both inside and out (some of it was in rectifying the problems caused by the steel window company - it's taken a long time to sort out and complete the window installation). So happy, and its lifted my mood enormously.
The second momentous event occurred this morning when the builders port-a-loo was taken away. Hooray! It has been there since March last year, so we felt like throwing a ticker tape parade for it as it trundled off on the back of the plumbers ute.
So, with that all said, I thought I'd show some before and after photos pre landscaping, as I love a good before and after.
old back door
same corner now, approximately the same location
Here's the back of the house in early March 2013
Looking to the new outdoor dining area
a view from the front of the house to the old extension
same view now
I'll update with some interior shots in the next week or so - May is a very busy month in our house, and while I've had lots I want to blog about, I've had no time (or energy!) to do so.
the other side of the house from the street
So happy days here with a bit of peace and quiet for a week or so at least... until more machinery arrives to start work on the garden and pool.
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