Home Improvements: Glass Doors

21 February: I’m staying clear of liquids; someone might mistake me as an ice cube, and try to pop me into a tall glass. The temperature today was only a few ticks above freezing.

Today’s work was all about draining and shutting-down the heating system, removing and moving radiators, and proving that wearing clothes in heavy layers still won’t keep you warm when the temperature outside is below freezing and your house has a gaping hole large enough to drive an elephant through. The BBC weatherman says to expect snow this weekend. He has a peculiar sense of humour because he smiled as he said that.

Remember this photo? It’s a before the dust storm hit us ….

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… and this is how it looks today! Radiators gone, skirting boards gone, doors gone!

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Today four radiators were removed from walls destined for the skip heap tomorrow. The kitchen walls and dining room walls come down on Friday, and assuming that all goes to plan, I’ll be able to see straight into the dining room from the kitchen as I prepare dinner tomorrow evening. I can’t wait. I just wish we weren’t freezing.

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Not many photos today because who wants to look at a blank wall that used to have a radiator hanging off. Well, maybe Don-the-Plumber would like that. I did take one photo of the glass wall, which is now sheeted in heavy plastic to protect it while the brickwork is done. Andy-the-builder didn’t want to do bricky stuff today because it’s too cold, and it might make the mortar turn.

So tomorrow is a big day – the walls come tumbling down!

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. cecilia says:

    The first thing I did here, after moving in with poor john was make him get his chainsaw out and cut half the wall out between the kitchen and the dining area.. I cannot bear being locked up .. you are going to love that change! And this is only the beginning? Your spring will be magnificent! c

    1. Misky says:

      Walls are down, and it’s just so incredibly exciting!

      1. cecilia says:

        I know exactly what you mean, it almost makes up for all the dust and rubbish!! c

  2. Karen says:

    Winter projects are never easy. We just had the back side of the kitchen resided and it is much warmer now. The heating man is visiting our house today as one section isn’t working so I can sympathize with you. We have snow for this weekend as well. Try as stay warm.

    1. Misky says:

      Your system is up and running again, thankfully. Not much fun freezing, and it’s not so good for the old creaking joints either.

      1. Karen says:

        Yes, they got the heat working but will have to come back for two days later to fix it properly. It is nice to have the heat back. Stay as warm as you can.

  3. These doors looks great for me, I need to have some like that…I need to have a cheaper order from a valuable store…

    1. Misky says:

      We are really happy with those glass doors and all light they allow into the room. It’s wonderful. 🙂

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