None of this could have been achieved without our lovely builders:

Mark, Mike, Sid, Al and Fred

Friday, April 16, 2010

16 April 2010

Well, I can't believe it's one year and one week since we moved in! There's not really much more to blog about as there isn't really much left to do, just a few finishing off bits which have had to wait until Paul recovered enough from his stem cell transplant and got some energy back.

This week he has laid the carpet tiles in the loft bedroom, these took a lot of finding as we wanted it to be pink and to look as close to a normal carpet as possible. Because of the limited headroom and dog-leg staircase we couldn't get a roll of carpet up there as it needed to be 5 metres wide.


After much searching we found that Heuga did a range called Simply Soft and the "barley" colour is actually pink. I've now changed the bed linen to the new set I bought months ago from Dunelm.




I've got plenty of room for my craft desk and cupboards but I think I'll have to be a bit tidier now!



Also today we've had new blinds fitted in the sun room. We had five people come out to quote and the prices ranged from £450 to £2,000 for the job. We wanted pleated blinds in a reflective material so that the light would filter through but the sun wouldn't be a problem. The £2,000 quote was from Sandersons which was a joke! The nicest and neatest blinds happened to be the £450 quote which was from Angela's Blinds, a small family company from Newtown in mid Wales, about an hour's drive from here. Selwyn came and measured, he is such a nice man and we were most impressed when he took his shoes off at the door - something he always does without having to be asked! He came and fitted them today and he even keeps a pair of slippers in his van to wear in his customers' houses - how considerate is that!

The blinds are "Perfect Fit" which has a frame which clips into the beading of the windows and the blind fits neatly behind the frame. We chose a subtle striped beige material which is neutral and blends well with the paintwork and the chairs.














Last week Paul fitted blinds to the Velux windows in the sun room and kitchen roof. We had these in a plain cream fabric which blends nicely with the colour of the paintwork on the ceiling. The blinds are closed in this picture and plenty of light still comes through but it keeps out the sun which makes the room very hot and was also shining directly onto the carpet and furniture in the lounge and would have eventually caused them to fade.

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