A phone call this morning from Dougie the Electrician, to go through the list I’d sent him of what I thought I wanted, electrics-wise, in each room. In the main he agreed and of the things I’d asked his opinion on, thought that putting a connection to the satellite dish and a wired internet connection into each bedroom was a good plan, but as it was going to be a rental, wouldn’t bother with wiring the place for sound. He also suggested that I put a smoke detector into each bedroom instead of just the hall and landing, which I thought was a good idea, as I’m sure legislation will eventually require it (at the moment, hall and landing would be sufficient for a three-bedroom self catering cottage). He’s now going to price everything up and get a quote back to me.
I’ve had to work today 🙁 so Mick headed down the road to destroy a bit more house. The internal doors are now all removed, ready to be thrown into the back of the truck and driven south (probably to Nairn, I need to get a quote) for stripping back to the original wood.
We wanted to see what was behind those enormous window sills in the living room and kitchen, wondering if we could get enough space in the kitchen one to put the table there. So he broke open the living room one today and this is what he found:
Lots of breezeblocks, which must have been put in when the window was enlarged in the ’80s, but see those two blocks on either side? The *perfect* size for two small window seats – another job for David the Joiner, I think! Boxed in with some nice oak, a comfy padded seat on the top and a coaster on the windowsill for a coffee mug or a glass of wine, it’s going to be a nice spot to sit and enjoy the view.
Then he moved into the kitchen and broke out the pantry cupboard.
It’s amazing what a difference just taking off the door and removing the shelves has made, the room looks so much bigger.