Down with the old up, with the new! June 07 2016
Over the last couple of weeks I have been juggling Limited Vintage and
Story, and in my spare time, working on the house. Joel and I did some
research and we decide to re-jib the bedrooms and insulate at the same time,
rather than fussing around with removing the exisiting wallpaper which was
stuck fast in the kids' rooms.
We took advantage of Flynn away on school camp and removed the jib in his
room first. It only took two days to remove but we are still working on the
re-jibbing two weeks later. We're getting there and I have to hand it to
Joel, he is doing an amazing job for a first timer.
We will do things differently for the next two bedrooms, such as removing
the carpet first. It's a nightmare removing the jib dust from carpet and now
it's littered with fluff from the insulation.
We have also been looking at carpets, getting some prices so we can ensure
we have money allocated for this at the end. We plan to carpet the bedrooms
once we have re-jibbed, prepped and painted them and the lounge/ dining area
will be last.
We have decided to go with a dark carpet. I have read some forums on the
subject of light versus dark carpet and I'm well aware that dark carpet
shows fluff etc. Regardless of this we are both wanting a dark charcoal and
are prepared to vacuum regularly and we have a black lab cross dog, so seems
to make sense.
Lastly in regards to heating we have two heat pumps and 3 gas heaters, two
of which are unflued. We have decided to have these removed and are now
looking into adding a fireplace as well as keeping the two heat pumps.
Flynn suggested it and we thought it would be a nice way to heat the house,
especially with the higher ceilings and the larger space. Will keep you