Tuesday, 18 March 2014

A dilemma that many of us face when converting the loft.
I had a chimney breast that could not be removed
and sloping ceilings on all four walls 
I wasn't sure how to add loads of clothes storage that I needed.
So I decided to put wardrobes right across one wall
that would be shallower in front of the chimney breast
as you can see on the left of the picture.
This disguises it and gives me some extra shoe storage in front of it.
The wardrobes have been made bespoke with MDF to fit the sloping walls.

I was originally going to cover them in a white brick or distressed floor board wall paper
with push catches.
It worked out really tricky though to get the cuts right and could have looked a mess!
Instead I've decided to go for a thick piece of MDF down all the edges of the  doors 
and added an extra one to the centres.
This solves 2 problems at once:
It disguises the vertical lines and I have cheap door handles that don't look like handles! 
This is the pieces of wood just resting against the wardrobes to see what it looked like.
Will show you them finished in a couple of days.
As you can see my cheap wood floor is in and has been painted on the edges already before laying.
This is so when the wood shrinks you will see a painted edge and not plain board.
I'm can't wait to see when they are painted which hopefully is very soon!

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Bannisters are in.

I am really pleased with the spindles.
I wanted to get something quite plain and not twiddly.
Knotting solution has gone on ready to be undercoated.

I managed to squeeze an extra bit of storage under the stairs.
I will have to access it from the next flight down but I thought great for things not used much.
I can't believe how much light is in the hallway now.
The Velux window floods it with light.
I would highly recommend the architect. I think he did a great job.

Plastering Done

Apologies for leaving a big gap from my last post.
Things are coming along apace now.
All the plastering has been done 

Radiators have been put roughly where they will be plumbed in.
I get mine from a company called Castrads.
You get the old fashioned look without the hassle. 
 And being new they don't  mess up your boiler like reconditioned ones.

I have the dilemma of deciding how to disguise the chimney breast in the room.
It services my lounge downstairs so it can't go.