Ok so I know not everyone is with me on this one, but we are very pleased indeed with the new bookshelves. Although I accept they make the place look like a bit like public library, to us it means the Worst House feels like home. (I can recommend a very good Polish builder/joiner if anyone is interested - he covers most of West London...!)
We've had some sunny days in the garden too, and the place is starting to settle down. It's a lovely feeling coming home to a place you love - I don't think I've had that since my first little flat in Brockley in 1996!
We have regretfully ( in my case) or relievedly ( in my husband's case) decided we will have to leave the master bedroom and ensuite for at least a year, until we've got the money to do it properly. Frustrating though it is, I think it's the right decision. I actually found having the shelves built quite stressful, even though they were brilliant and it only took them four days from start to finish. I'd forgotten how disruptive and dirty noise and dust can be. Just shows you - it is like childbirth - you do forget! We are hanging the last few pictures, and I am hoping to take a few final photos of the WH next week when our new digi camera arrives. I have been using my phone camera all this time but I think it's time to upgrade...!
I'm 39 and married with two children aged seven and four. I'm fatally attracted to house renovation projects, and this is our third in the last seven years, my personal fifth since I bought my first flat in 1996. I think we might have bitten off more than we can chew with the Worst House.
Our architect recently commissioned photographer Joel Knight to take some photos of the Worst House in its finished state. Have a look on his website at joelknightphotography (The Worst House is in a couple of pictures on his Architectural page under 'extensions'.)
You can also see some very scary photos of the Worst House under construction on our architect's site -architecture wk. (The Worst House is under selected projects/residential/Morley Road.)
And photographer Carl Pendle took some pictures of the Worst House in January for Real Homes Magazine - watch this space...