Tuesday, September 20, 2011
No renovating today as I had too many other appointments stacked up. I did pop to the new house to drop a few things off though and noticed that a minor miracle had happened ... flooringdude has obviously been in there as one batch of the flooring is in the building. Apparently it needs to acclimatise!
Hopefully by the time I next pop in there more than just the sample patch will be glowing with beetrooty-coloured goodness.
Early on in this process we had to face the somewhat vexing question of whether to decorate the house for a) the Mandurah resale market or b) for us to enjoy living in for however long we live here - and no, given the decor in the hundreds of houses I looked at before we bought I'd say those two things are most certainly not the same. Obviously we chose the latter option and only time will tell whether we succeed in making this house completely unsaleable. The product above is marmoleum by Forbo in the colour Bleeckerstreet. It's not for the faint-hearted but then I'm not scared of flooring, and besides it is only going in a small part of the house.
And speaking of unsaleable, I didn't take proper "before" photos because I was so keen to rip stuff out, but here is a wee snippet of what that wall and floor looked like before, when they languished on the market for over a year.
Mmmmmmm, Grim as Grimsville. Surely only a troglodyte or a very brave type would take that on.