My dad and brother both feel the same.
It's been a hard weekend!
Over half term I've been getting the extension ready for the big knock through. The idea being to have a big push with my dad and brother on the weekend to knock through to the top of the extension, removing the old bathroom in the process.
|Drain opened up ready! I'd left a bung in it until we were ready to connect everything up|
|We ate well for three days. Not for the ones worried about their weight but I think we burnt it off! We had to cook outside for the weekend.|
|Dad in the old bathroom|
|My brother helping to break through, these bricks were so hard - even with the big breaker it was hard to do!|
|Taking advantage of the bath outside as somewhere to lie for a minute...|
|My brother next to the last wall to come down - clinker block. Much easier to knock down!|
|A little bit of mess in the old bathroom...|
|Plastic to try and stop the dust going downstairs|
|The bathroom on Saturday night. I couldn't help thinking I'd ruined my house!|
|Getting the joists in the access hole that's been in the extension since I built it. I've been up and down here hundreds of times but it was good to see it blocked up.|
|I lugged everything up that hole to make sure the extension was pretty much ready to go when we knocked through!|
|Gone! Glad to see it boarded up and much safer with the kids!|
|New corridor where the old bathroom was|
|New small shower room|
|Coming from the other side.|
The kids were funny when they got back, My middle one wasn't even sure where her bedroom was even though it hadn't moved!
It's odd to get used to the new layout, especially when you need to go to the loo in the middle of the night, but I doubt it'll take long until i'm used to it.
Lots more to do up stairs yet though! Wiring and sockets, plasterboard walls, create a shower room, the list goes on! Then once that's all done I can start on the downstairs! Fun fun fun! Hopefully have a full day at it tomorrow when the kids are at school. Probably box in pipes around the toilet first to stop the kids standing on them!
Hopefully I'll get to the end of this extension one day, but it's not going to be for a while yet!