Saturday, 27 March 2010

A guided tour of the finished product

Before and after – genuine ticket holders only please.
 
Shower before…
 
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New shower…
 
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Corner next to shower before – note the expensive melamine antique cupboard. It’s butted up to the shower hiding the poo tank pipe, and wasting a lot of space…
 
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Same space after, above the free standing cupboard is the missing mirror. Delivery “in 2 days” has now turned into “next week sometime” typical…
 
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And there’s more, the painstaking job of boxing in the poo tank pipe was worth the effort…
 
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Countertop surface before…
 
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New countertop surface…
 
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Huge towel rail & tiny radiator before…
 
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Big new radiator that belts out heat…
 
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New floor – didn’t bother with a photo of the old one…!
 
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Before any changes at all…
 
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Finished result at last…!
 
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What a difference…
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When we went to Homebase last week to get the mirror that we didn’t get, and still haven’t got. I mentioned we saw some gorgeous bedroom furniture which measured up right. A bit pricey but worth it, so we didn’t order it there then because:
  • There were no sales assistants to be seen, not good when you’re trying to order something.
  • We wanted to double check measurements back at the boat because with our luck, even though all seemed ok, it couldn’t be.
Imagine our surprise when we got back to the boat and our measurements were just right, in fact even better. We’d been cautious and would end up with more room than we thought.
 
So we went to Homebase this afternoon and ordered it because we saw an advert on TV last night with 15% extra off sale prices yesterday and today. Too good to be true, but worth a go and we saved over 400 quid!
 
But lets not get too excited, delivery will be between “3 – 7 weeks” (nice and specific). Then there’s the question(s) of will we get the right stuff? And will it all be there? Anything is possible. We can but remain positive (with reservations) of course.
 
PS: Work starts on the bedroom tomorrow, no rest for the wicked…

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