Progress in the basement flat continues at pace as now it’s all about adding things that make it look better as opposed to stripping off plaster and generally wrecking the place as part of the “battle of the damp”.
Here’s a before shot.
And here’s the best of the interim ones.
The floor has been painted strong white like the rest of the house and the walls are setting plaster also from Farrow and Ball. I really like it, but it’s a slightly depressing colour to use when you pay someone to plaster the walls, then carefully prime them only to paint them basically the same colour as they were before. Again the ceiling is also the same colour and the skirting will be too.
And one of the many deliveries that helped get us there.
The boiler will be boxed in as part of a cupboard.
From this angle you can see the unpainted end of the room which will be a kitchen area. The lighting is already in for that work area.
They are from B&Q.
Still some work to be done on the door and obviously the stairs beyond but you can see the flagstones are back down and looking good.
The view into the bedroom.
And here’s the fireplace with the beautiful tiles that were uncovered when the heater was removed. Unfortunately there’s some pretty extensive damage, although ultimately the plan is for a wood burning stove in here so that might cover the gap and work. We shall see.
Here’s a close up of the lights which are from John Lewis (like the ones in the bedroom). The plan is that a sofa will sit under these.
Off the entrance to the flat is a kind of cellar which sits under the front steps. It was a horrible hole full of coal dust and a bit scary. It’s now had a new floor put in and is ready to act as some handy storage.
The plan is to put another toilet in the space under the hall stairs and because of that some serious digging has been required to put new plumbing in. Which also means going out the back door and particularly using the outside tap is a bit tricky.
And lastly, also outside some of the holes in the patio filled from our large supply of random bricks.