Turning a kitchen into a bedroom 

Hello Dear Reader,

The top floor of our house was originally an independent two room plus bathroom studio apartment. Last summer, DB cut a hole in the floor and built stairs. Today, the kitchen is being removed, the plumbing will be shut and blocked off, the wall made good and it will become a bedroom in a full days. 

This lovely old sink has been removed, and yes, you have seen correctly, there is a socket above and below the sink. That’s not uncommon in France but my sensible British health and safety head just thinks this is all wrong. 

We also have a dividing stud wall and door to add  before the space becomes and independent room. Our summer trips will about building another wall and balustrade around the stairs. Our aim, this year, is to have two walled off separate bedrooms upstairs. 

I’ve been on the ground floor chipping rock hard lumps of glue off the kitchen ceiling. It’s stuck so firmly that I’m removing it with a chisel and hammer. 

DB has a friend helping him and the guidance has been invaluable as someone who knows what they are doing can save you hours of head scratching and swearing! 

The dogs have loved their mid morning and mid afternoon walks and the weather is really mild in the daytime although cold enough at night to need the stove lit which is just what I’m about to do before I prepare supper.

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxxx