Sunday, 31 January 2016

A window becomes a door

Very exciting this are happening at This Little Yellow House!

This weekend we knocked out the old double hung window in the old kids bedroom and broke through the wall to make way for our new laundry door. This door will lead from the new laundry room straight to the clothes line down the side way.

We had to install a small lentil above the new doorway and frame up for a highlight window and buy and install a new door jam.

View from the kitchen

We also filled up another skip

Preping for the door jam

The highlight above the door
We are hoping to have the final frame inspection done by Friday. But that will require Dave installing another lentil in above the kitchen sink which could be a pain in the bum.

At the moment it is all boarded up and luckily none of that rain from Saturday nights bad storms leaked in.

Tomorrow my littlest starts kindergarten. I can't believe it. Also can't believe that now I will have kid free time to do things like shopping for tiles and fixtures and painting the staircase.

It actually feels like we are getting close to the end now. Finally.


Sunday, 24 January 2016

Two years ago, what were we doing?

Every so often I like to look back at my blog and see what we were up to this time 1 or 2 years ago.

Two years ago in January, we were having problems with the steel beams being in the wrong position.


That was an exciting time.

1 year ago in January, we were putting in the upstairs windows, doing some plastering and finishing the weatherboarding.
 So much work has been done and looking back I feel exhausted. But as we are getting closer to finishing (we are hoping somewhere around June) it all feels so so long ago and so worthwhile. It will be so nice when it is finished and so proud of my husband for working so hard to make it all so perfect.

Happy Australia Day tomorrow everyone. I have some meat pies ready to go.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Ensuite inspiration

* All pictures from my Pinterest board*

I have been so undecided when it comes to the look of the ensuite.

It would be easy to go modern and simple like this:

I could simply buy something off the shelf like this from Ikea. However will it look outdated in 3 years time? Probably.
GODMORGON / ODENSVIK Wash-stand with 4 drawers IKEA 10 year guarantee. Read about the terms in the guarantee brochure. 
Or I could do something more in keeping with the rest of the house. But I may need a custom benchtop and cabinetry.
his and hers sinks in a small area.. this is similar to the ikea sinks. 
But then I really love these too:
Master bathroom with herringbone wood floor, marble shower and countertops, white cabinets, double vanity | Ali Budd Interiors:  
Master Bathroom Vanity Makeover | Centsational Girl 
Stylish Family Home with Transitional Interiors Kohler Purist (R) wall mount sink faucet and cross handles. Like wall paneling, marble, grey vanity. Pair with subway tile, black or nickel sconces, recessed sink. CR 
Fingal Residence by Jam Architecture
So many nice options. I really need to think what would work best in such a small space though. Also think about the storage as I will need to keep all our own toiletries in there. It needs to be practical.