Sunday, 26 March 2017

KITCHEN REMODEL...and a bit of a night mare found

A couple of weeks ago i decided to go for a relatively simple removal of a wall and double doors to a second wall in my kitchen, a day to remove the ceiling a day to remove the wall...straight forward and all ok. 

What it uncovered was a dangerous night mare, our builder stood back shaking his head so i knew something was amiss...his team had found several slow leaks not visible from the kitchen ceiling before it was removed, rotten joists holding up our en suite, a floor you could poke your fingers through and very damp mouldy area and with the ceiling down the smell of mould and damp hit you . 

But....even worse when on the complete removed of the wall on the second day, we found dangerous wiring, live wires buried in plaster, no earths to lights and the wrong things on the wrong cables and circuit mixed together......ended up with no electricity, no boiler, no internet, nothing, emergency Electrician called and plumber, so we have a couple of working sockets and a boiler allowing us to use one bath  in the house until the insurance video team can get here Monday morning...

A few pictures...ITS GOING TO BE FABULOUS ONCE ITS DONE!!! Sorry I'm not around much but you can now see why....we can't move in the rest of the house for pilled up boxes of things and furniture from the kitchen and dining room.

Before the wall removal...


 box with a box...always said i would like it all knocked out into one big room....





2 Days later, no electricity no boiler and living in a dusty mess.....








 Mouldy rotten joists...the builder suggested we didn't enter the en suite above!! Insurance company called 

 rusting steel..in the extension we bought the house with the extension done..













it's going to be a fabulous family kitchen/diner when its finished.... just not been quite such a simple job after all....but glad we found all the problems and will be able to put them all right soon....we hope

13 comments:

  1. All reno's turn into nightmares Sue ... nothing is ever straight forward ... Keep smiling it will all be worth it and fixed some major problems along the way ...
    Sending Love & Light your way
    👉🔮❤💙💚💛💜🦄🌈👈

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    1. Thanks, exactly what we have said, glad we started it all as we could have had a fire or ended up in the shower but in the kitchen at any time...all good just making working difficult for now xxx

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  2. It's going to look phenomenal when it's done! And thank goodness they found the problems now! xxx

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    1. Hi Thanks, it will its the journey there thats not too pleasant lol xxx

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  3. Shocking for you Sue but thank goodness this was uncovered before it caused you and your family some real damage. We will all be thinking of you and hoping that the insurance company sort things out quickly for you. xx

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    1. HiAngel, thanks...getting there slowly insurance agree its a rip out and start again just finding the right price now xxx

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  4. What a mess, it will look great when its sorted, hope it doesn't take to long xx

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    1. Hi Linda, Thanks, hope so too l cant get at anything to crochet and work for now today should see all the scaffolding and mess cleared...i hope xxx

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  5. You're lucky you didn't wake up in the kitchen...I'm so glad they found the problems before that happened! A year from now you will laugh about this and it will be wonderful! Hang tight 'til then.

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    1. Hi Bleue, you are so right....and we are too i just have to keep saying to myself it will be fabulous once its finished...repeated several times a day right now lol xxx

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  6. Thank heavens that you found out this way and no one has been hurt.
    I'm sure at the end you will have a wonderful family space and probably a renovated endure too ��

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    1. Hi Fiona, thanks getting there slowly and I'm sure it will be just how i imagined it before we started this journey...xx

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  7. Your kitchen looks way better with the wall gone, so much more space. I would do the same thing. Everyone likes the open concept nowadays because it fits out lives better. You can watch your kids from the kitchen and interact with guests while you cook. I bet your kitchen is going to look really good when it is done.

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