So, somewhat predictably, we weren’t in the new attic bedroom by Christmas.
But our new stairs are up and they look magnificent.
We’re completely delighted with them – not least because they came in £3,000 under budget. Which should give you some idea of how extravagant they were.
But we wanted solid oak, we wanted them to look beautiful and feel beautiful, and that doesn’t come cheap. Nor would we want it cheap.
Still, three grand lighter is a result!
Wanna see them?
Here they are:
And beneath the stairs, we’re going to panel the slope with wine crate lids, then build a cupboard door at the bottom for a little storage:
We’re really pleased with the new floor, too.
Obviously we decorated the stairs with fairy lights for Christmas…
And they pass the Noodle Inspection:
We gave the stairs two coats of Osmo oil to protect them, and they’re just about done.
Ken is coming back after the New Year to fit the final floor joists and fix the ugly bracket, and then we can lay the floor, which we’re doing ourselves.
In the meantime… it’s full electrics ahead!