Lounge / Kitchen / Diner



A lot of the internal walls had to come out.  We will be having one big open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area.  So the world of wood had to go, along with the old kitchen and its wood fired cooker, which no longer worked how we wanted.  We gave that away to someone to use as a pizza oven, and they came well equipped  - it weighed a ton!



First up, we had to remove all the tongue and groove, to get at the frames



The ceiling in the old bathroom and toilet was 3 different sizes



Decided the chainsaw was quicker



Finally gone.  And some new doors went in too



The doors give a good view of the garden which helps working on a cold winters morning



No chance of Clive getting up



Need to fix up the ceiling now



Got a new steel made to hold up the roof.  The old post was rotten



Luckily me old mate Andy gave me a day.  And doesn't mind heights!



And the painting begins......



We are leaving the kitchen where it was, and are framing the walls to hide the pipes and give a flat wall for the cabinets




Starting with the door



We tried many ways of getting the tiles up but they are set in concrete.  So we decided to cover them up.  Some areas are tile free, so we filled up the gaps with concrete




And then poured 32 bags of self leveler to try and even up the floors.  There's a ridge through the middle of the room so its still not right, but close enough




Then we covered it all in plastic to keep any damp from coming through the slab, and covered that in tongue and groove chipboard.



We had to batten out the next room to keep the levels right




Put the door in, and started the long job of laying the floor



We will need to seal it, but we want the "old pub floor" look.  Most of the sealers etc darken the wood, so we're not sure what to do yet.