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Proper rooms

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So, progress has continued and after months of walking round looking at drawings I can actually see proper rooms which is all very exciting. My necessity of carrying lip gloss everywhere has been replaced with a tape measure which is now a handbag essential! I've become almost obsessive checking sizes of rooms, window openings and that potential bathroom purchases will fit. My tape measure had that much use it finally broke!

 

One stand out moment was the steels for the 5.5 metre Internorm doors (modelled by the wife) and the corner window. This will be the kitchen dining room and look out up to the canal so will be one of my favourite places.

 

The inside of the bungalow looks like a group of lads have had the worst house party ever and the chimney, naff red fireplace (see previous forum post), 70s bathroom and bedroom have all gone along with some of the windows, though neither of quite made it out of the house yet so it's just piles of rubble. In the absence of a chimney we have gained an impromptu skylight with view of the wasps nest.

 

Internorm did their technical survey earlier this week and we just need to iron out the measurements of the 'triangle bits' above the huge sliders and hopefully will have our window order placed on Tuesday. The lead times mean potentially the windows will pretty much be the last things to go in which to be isn't a bad thing, less chance they will get damaged.

 

Here is some pics.

 

We are spending a rainy Saturday afternoon arguing about knobs.

 

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Very nice, bet you can’t wait to sit in it admiring the view.

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2 hours ago, wozza said:

It looks huge.

 

It does now! It's a bungalow so where we were intially going to go up all that space went out instead! That said the extension is mainly where there was a derelict single garage and wooden outbuildings so useless space really and very little impact on the garden/views.

 

There is planning for our double garage close to our drive entrance but that will be a while into the future due to funds.

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1 hour ago, joe90 said:

Very nice, bet you can’t wait to sit in it admiring the view.

 

I can't wait, it's going to be my favourite room and I do love to cook and bake too so doing it with a view is even better!

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"My necessity of carrying lip gloss everywhere has been replaced with a tape measure which is now a handbag essential! I've become almost obsessive checking sizes of rooms, window openings and that potential bathroom purchases will fit. My tape measure had that much use it finally broke!"

 

Time to upgrade to a compact laser measure. We spent the guts of 2 years stealthily measuring people's homes...

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1 hour ago, Conor said:

"My necessity of carrying lip gloss everywhere has been replaced with a tape measure which is now a handbag essential! I've become almost obsessive checking sizes of rooms, window openings and that potential bathroom purchases will fit. My tape measure had that much use it finally broke!"

 

Time to upgrade to a compact laser measure. We spent the guts of 2 years stealthily measuring people's homes...

 

Oooh I may have to treat myself, any recommendations?

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7 minutes ago, Big Jimbo said:

Lets face it. That ain't small. Going to be some pad.

 

It's a 3 bed plus office and dressing room which I guess technically could be additional bedrooms! Bungalows always look bigger and people seem to associate them with downsizing but I love bungalows.

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