I have gone a bit mad this week buying stuff - after months of holding back it's as if the credit crunch is on hold for a few days. Dawid the builder is here at this very minute replacing the nasty 1970s 'piece of 2 by 4 masquerading as a picture rail' in the dining room with an authentic one to match the others in the house. And on Wednesday afternoon, in an 'Oh my god Real Homes are coming' moment I picked up the phone and ordered an Eames rocking chair from the wondrously swift, efficient and friendly James at Swivel, where we got our Eames dining chairs last summer. We've wanted to get one for ages but somehow never have. And now it's arrived, a mere 48 hours later, I wish we'd bought it years ago - it's lovely. Or at least I think so! ( Felty cushion a recent stealth purchase - don't tell my husband...!)
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...