The lounge room is dominated by the open fireplace, which apart from not giving off any real heat, is pretty ugly. So we decided to change it.
We got the wood box back from the fabricators and it didn't fit. If there's one thing I hate, it's incompetence. If only I'd measured it right. So instead of having a nice slim arty woodbox, we've got a fat one instead. Oh well.
We also got a solid bluestone hearth made. It came in two pieces, and has been hollowed out a bit to reduce weight, and then honed. And then shipped from China! All for $390. We just need to seal it and install it properly. At the moment it's just sitting there.
The lounge has been more or less finished for a while. We had to clear everything out, and get the carpet laid