Wednesday, 22 October 2014

our house renovation, week 7

hunting the light (always)

First base of the terrace is done; a large step seat (or is it stair seat?) (sittetrinn på norsk) that goes all around the terrace. Love the look of it without the formwork from last week!

still exploring shades of grey

Look! There are walls in the basement suite! SO happy to get to this phase of the project.

And then there was another delivery of concrete - for window wells, front steps and the terrace.

There was a window delivery too. Very excited to see the effect of that huge window in the living room...

Terrace - done! We have talked about putting slate tiles on top of it, but haven't decided yet. Will wait until spring, at least. Note: There are a set of "normal" stairs on the left side of the terrace.

Sølve finished the dry stone wall - made from rocks found in the garden during the drainage work.

A new set of front steps - yay! (The old one had to go because of the drainage work.)

Garden status, mid-October: red currant bushes autumn style, mud piles and window wells.

we are down to two shades of grey (plus layers of wool - including hat - on the little one)

Basement suite progress! Two bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen - all seen from the livingroom.

basement suite bedroom (one of three)

bathroom (left) and kitchen (right)

hallway/front door area and bedroom (no walls yet) seen from the livingroom

The basement living room will double as home cinema/entertainment room and guestoom. It will not be part of the rental part of the basement. 

Friday, 17 October 2014

life, week 41

life as a new teacher: working (late) on the autumn break

"I'm having a picnic, mamma!"

Inspired by recent posts by reading my tea leaves and practicing simplicity, I did a bit of autumn cleaning of my closet.

autumn break #liksom

starting to feel like a pathetic overachiever #newbie

autumn is definitely here

still warm // hurrah for a bakery in our new neighbourhood 

First time ever I have found these kind of carrots in a Norwegian grocery store. So excited! #nerd

Friday date: kitchen shopping at IKEA // our house renovation, week 6

Autumn is indeed here.

Saturday 6:40 am wake up call: "It's morning, mamma. I want to watch cartoons."

Sunday hei

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Week 41: October 6-12

Monday, 13 October 2014

our house renovation, week 6

inspiration wall 

9 am house inspection

lots of formwork going on this week

terrace progress (and poor, poor garden)

Friday date (buying kitchen at IKEA for the basement suite)

Saturday, noon: exploring fifty shades of grey

terrace progress - with built in flower box


A few of the window wells are done. Pretty much, at least. They will be painted as well.

Terrace, waiting for concrete. Lots of construction waste, waiting to be taken away to the recycling facility. Garden, waiting for spring and a lot of TLC.

livingroom, also known as the mighty storage room

front steps to be

a few shades of grey - and more to come

Sølve got a really got work out by putting back lots and lots of soil, rocks and gravel by the window wells during the weekend.


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