Week One – Wednesday

The plasterer and the intern should start today, while the contractor should remove the bathroom tiles, the kitchen tiles and the upstairs wall. I stop by in the morning and everything is off to a good start. Then there is yet another crisis. To remove the bathroom floor tiles, the contract needed to take out … [Read more…]

Week One – Tuesday

We pack our friends off to the beach for the day and head over to the house. The contractor has arrived. We have the opposite of a problem. The room that lacked insulation turns out to be the coolest room in the house, demonstrated by the dog immediately claiming it as his own to escape … [Read more…]

Week One – Monday

After months and months of waiting and planning, the day of the key handover has finally arrived. We’re now homeowners. Thankfully, we had booked in the contractor months beforehand. We have a planned schedule of three weeks of renovation work to do: replacing the kitchen floors, removing the kitchen, insulating the pantry (bijkeuken), installing an … [Read more…]