Week Three – Thursday and Friday

On Thursday, we meet with the painter, who is planning to start on the following day. Aaannnddd we discover the electricity doesn’t work. The contractor suggests to hire an electrician but the boyfriend declares that he can fix this. We also decide to use black grout in the bathroom. My in laws take us out … [Read more…]

Week Three – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

At the start of Week Three, we’re pretty well on schedule and so far, we haven’t had too many issues. To recap, here is the contractor list of stuff to do: replacing the kitchen floors, removing the kitchen, insulating the pantry (bijkeuken), installing an outside tap, replacing the pantry ceiling (it was revealed during the … [Read more…]

Week Two: Saturday and Sunday

Saturday, we headed to the house of the grandmother of a friend of mine. Her grandmother had recently passed away and my friend had offered us a few things from the house. We got some lovely and weird bits, but no cabinets, so we walked over to a thrift shop nearby where we found a … [Read more…]

Week Two – Thursday and Friday

Plastering and tiling continues. We had to decide which way we wanted the bathroom tiles to go. And the plasterer finished prepping the walls downstairs, which will now actually be at right angles! For us, Friday was a shopping day. We needed to buy two new sinks, we wanted to look for two cabinets to … [Read more…]

Week Two – Wednesday

While the rest of the country was under a “heat plan” because of the heatwave, the plasterer was finishing up the walk-in closet. Meanwhile, we (with the help of one very good and lovely friend) decided to tackle installing cabinets in the shed. We planned to use the cabinets that we had taken out of … [Read more…]