Penultimate Post Ensuite Reno

IMG_9164It is nearly coming together but always a few unforseen delays and little dramas, not sure whether we have a big Grand Design in our future. Like all painful events it does ease over time and maybe one day we will embark on a major new build.  The dust factory I am living in is of no benefit to anyone and I am over trying to remove a few layers each day. The blue floor is waterproof sealer, the light on the floor is reflected from the skylight above.

IMG_3856_2Here is the previous bathroom, so you can see why we are embarking on this project. Old fashioned shower cubicle, basin taps that never turned off properly,  not enough storage and worst of all, something you cannot see here, the bathroom door opened straight into the living room. Guests had to use its toilet so I was forever trying to keep it spotless and it was not sound proof!

OOPS  –  the tap outlets against the wall are in the wrong place. They had to be moved –  simple just cut out the panels, get the plumber back and start again. We have a builder with an even temperament and his workers are also good-natured so it is a good environment no matter what glitches occur.


The lines here are under floor heating cables


Bedroom fan installed and wall scones waiting for top shades

John doesn’t seem to mind this cleaning, going in after the workmen leave to remove rubbish.

IMG_9216Another stage is reached as the floor is laid.

Our bedroom is not habitable

Our bedroom is not habitable


The wall tiles are now up. Hoping for the grouting today and then the plumber can return. I am meditating to acquire the virtue of patience and more patience.

No matter what happens the next post will be the result, I am not prepared to lose my friends and followers over any more boring renovation photos.


  1. #1 by Di Archos on December 16, 2012 - 8:22 pm

    Keep them coming Roz… you know I love stuff like this! Looking good.

    • #2 by tastetravel on December 16, 2012 - 8:28 pm

      Hope to be in by Christmas and with guests arriving I am a bit worried.

  2. #3 by Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial on December 16, 2012 - 8:26 pm

    Darling, you’re not going to lose us over reno photos – we love to see what’s happening. I wish it was going easier for you though.. xx

    • #4 by tastetravel on December 16, 2012 - 8:27 pm

      It is so close to Christmas and everyone is promising….

  3. #5 by Ron Pirotta on December 16, 2012 - 8:48 pm

    Hang in there Roz, looking real good.

    • #6 by tastetravel on December 16, 2012 - 9:42 pm

      Thanks Ron for the words of encouragement.

  4. #7 by Lynda on December 16, 2012 - 9:31 pm

    Love nothing more than renovations…Grand it. Keep the photo’s coming. It’s looking really beautiful. Fingers crossed for a pre Christmas finish.

    • #8 by tastetravel on December 16, 2012 - 9:41 pm

      Can’t wait for a glass of French champagne, a friend left us one yesterday, he is doing renos too.

  5. #9 by malcolmenright on December 17, 2012 - 1:04 am

    I’m hooked . . .

  6. #10 by Glenda on December 17, 2012 - 2:40 pm

    Hi Roz, It is said, you get over the pain of childbirth but I know you never get over the pain of building a house – don’t do it!!

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