Monday, March 28, 2016

11 Days and Counting

It's hard to believe we will be living in our new house in 11 days.  Lots of progress has been made recently and the house is almost ready for us to move in.  Last night there was a big storm in the UK (Storm "Katie") and the wind howled all night.  We went over to the house today to make sure none of our new wood fencing had blown away.  Luckily it was all fine. Today is a bank holiday in the UK, so the house was quiet.

There were a few mishaps earlier in the week.  Most of them are in the process of being corrected, but we've had to accept some mistakes and move on.  The frames for the terrace doors ended up being dark green instead of dark grey.  This was due to the RAL colour we ordered (RAL is a colour matching system used in Europe).  Hand on heart, it looked grey to us when we ordered the doors. To change it now would require a lot of cash and a long project delay (sigh).  So we decided to embrace the green.

The washer and dryer were delivered last week, but the guys who delivered it scratched the washer door.  It was replaced two days later without any questions.  Then one of Garett's ovens didn't work when it was connected.  A technician stopped by to look at it, but we haven't heard anything since then.  And finally, three of the glass panels which into the (green) door frames ended up being the wrong size.  So they had to be reordered and hopefully they will arrive prior to our move-in date.

 Easter Sunday - The view of London from Parliament Hill (Hampstead Heath)...between waves of Storm Katie.

The new front door is ready and primed for paint.  We requested that the windows on the door get replaced with opaque glass for better security.

The "library" section of the reception/living room is painted in blue/black (Little Green Basalt).

 Notice my new pendant lights above the island?

Plywood is temporarily keeping out the elements until the glass panels arrive for the doors on the left.

From the kitchen you can see the new wood fencing we installed in the back garden and our small terrace.  These doors slide open and will bring an outside-in feel to the kitchen in nice weather.

 From a distance the colour of the exterior door frames look okay until you inspect them more closely.

Now you see what I mean...

 Goni built a desk for me in the TV room.

 Ryan's bathroom is 95% complete.

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