At long last, after being battered and bruised, the House is feeling a little more loved. Having been stripped back to bare bricks, boards and battens, it now enjoys all the coverings of carpets and curtains, and gradually more and more furniture is being added.
A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to find a table and chairs, console table and side board, to match our kitchen units, and what a difference they have made. Finally, the room feels finished, in terms of the big pieces, leaving just the fun part of dressing the shelf above the hob, and adding other decorative touches, to do.
When we first moved into the House, the kitchen looked like this.
It was housed in a single-storey lean-to extension, which we think had been added in around the 1940s.
This was demolished to make way for a new two-storey extension.
Wind back the clock to a year ago, and the kitchen looked like this; in the process of being fitted inside the new extension.
A limestone floor was laid, before the units and appliances were fitted, and a fake chimney breast was constructed to add character; its scrolling plaster curves are one of my favourite features.
Finally, uba tuba granite worktops and matching splashback behind the hob were installed.
And here is the kitchen today, finally finished off with its new dining furniture.