Monday, November 29, 2010


Well our house now looks like it is ready for the holidays! This is the floor heating and the oustide paint job. We now have to wait til the windows are ready (they 'should' be ready at the end of this month.. we shall see), put the windows in and then turn on the heat to make sure that all is working. Then we put down the flooring =).
We are trying to decide right now if to do the floor of the entire house in that tile (posted a picture awhile ago) or to do just the kitchen and bathrooms in that and the rest of the house in bamboo flooring. Any opinions?

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Well part of the house has been painted (the outside), the wall of our bedroom/closet has been put up and the under roof is almost done (insulation and small wall to block it off so we don't waste heat). The balcony has been partially repared and painted. The rest of it is staying as is since it is way to expensive to do it all.
We had a 'discussion' on if to do a gray 'frame' around the windows on the outside or not (just paint around the windows gray) and I am happy to say that we will not be doing it. It is I guess common on old homes here but I think that number one, it is ugly and number two, if it was a darker yellow (like some of the older homes), it would be one thing but since it is a faint yellow, it would not look good at all (read reason number one).
Anyways, here are the picts =)

Closet wall, on the right will be our bed and you can see the door to the closet just left of the center of the photo. The doorway on the left is the doorway of our room.

The inside of the closet

Outside wall of closet

Paint color

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The outside

The house is moving along, the insulation is up, the stone at the bottom of the door is in and they are doing the last layer of stucco on the inside walls (the part that they then pain). Then they will be putting up a fake wall thing in our bedroom for our closet area and then the plumber will be coming to lay down the floor heating.
Still hope to be in during the holidays (between Christmas and the 8the of January).

Forgot to mention that they are also doing restoration work on the balcony =).