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We moved to Ireland with the notion of building our "dream" home in May 2007 after purchasing the site earlier on that year. Mr C is Irish and originally from Limerick but he remains in the UK during the week, his job is running www.cruise.co.uk and earning the bucks that will hopefully allow us to "live the dream."

It's taken us almost two years but ground will be broken on the site by the end of May 09!! A lot of blood, sweat & loads of tears (all mine!) have gone into this project already, we left a fabulous house behind in Newcastle...and now for my Kevin McLeod bit, "can the new build can live up to my expectations and the old house we left behind"? I'm not sure...keep watching my blog and you'll find out!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Randoms from round the house

Stairs & Landing
Looking down

Looking up

En-suite 2
Pebble tiles appearing here very soon!!
Stud & plasterboarding complete and feeling happy with how this bathroom has worked out so far :-))  

Guest Bathroom
Not 100% on the built in shelving above where the wc will go?  

Would it look better with just 2 shelves instead of three? 

Was also thinking about putting a door on to hide any clutter....too many decsions already!!


Lounge is south facing so these windows let in loads of light, yes even on a grey wet day...and there are many of those here in Limerick! 

The addition of 4 velux windows over the vaulted dining area was definitely the way to go - these were extras as originally I had not specified any.  Again letting the light flood in whatever the weather in Limerick is up to ;-))

Another tweak of the windows here in the Games Room.  Notice the side panels are split into two.  This again was a late amendment.  

We have a full heat recovery & ventilation system running though out the house which should negate the need to open a window for ventilation purposes. 

So in theory this window unit could have been fully glazed with 4 symmetric panels that were fully fixed and no-opening. 

However as you can see from the side panels that are now in situ, I opted to add a window either side that opens for both the sake of safety and the waft of real fresh air should I desire to sniff it!!

see what I mean about the weather!!

1 comment:

  1. I think it's looking mighty fine. And I am so happy for you that things are moving along. Love the reference to scoop, muck, and dizzy. Now I have "Bob the Builder, can we fix it? Bob the Builder, yes we can!" going through my head! :0)


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