The Floor

Sasha - November 25, 2008

Although this project hasn’t been good for my heart and stress levels in general terms, you can imagine my horror when I checked in on the floor that was delivered, only to find that it was the wrong colour.
With time of the essence, a kitchen to come very soon, and having to wait until just the right moment for the floor to come in, I had to act quickly on that day of installation. Feverish negotiations with the supplier ensued - I was blamed for the colour being wrong and for a moment there it felt like they were going to force me to accept the floor as it was delivered. Well I’d have none of it! The colour scheme, materials and design in this apartment have all been painstakingly chosen, so I wasn’t about to let go of what was clearly a supplier error. The other colour they delivered was a light brown - it just wouldn’t have worked and I was nearly in tears when I saw it. I took the morning off work to sort this out - this was an emergency after all!
After tense negotiations they were able to source and install the floor I ordered that very same day, and here it is going in:

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Looking good, huh?
What a relief I was able to sort that one out!

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The glass plate has also been installed in the bathroom, and is looking totally hot!

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Grand Designs

Sasha - November 16, 2008

So you can see a little more of the detail here, some of the colours and shapes building up gradually.
Since last posting, there’s been paint, wallpaper and more tiling. The wallpaper is so subtle that it wont show up greatly here; I’ll try to remember to take some close ups.

The most daring dash of colour comes on the main wall. I think it really emphasises the space in the apartment:

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Currently it’s sanded and the surface has been beautifully prepared for the colour that is to come (a deep flat green).
Here’s a long shot:

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And looking back:

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Those two ‘mini-walls’ to the side will enclose a floor-to-ceiling cupboard which will be installed between them.

Here’s the study:

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The big box is currently housing my bath, although I’ve had to return it as it wasn’t finished properly at the factory. Ho-hum…more delays until the new one arrives…

That piece of wood on top of the box will hold the bathroom sink (see an earlier post for a drawing of how this will look). It cost me the earth and I hope it’s worth it. I’ve just been coating it this weekend for waterproofing, etc.

And speaking of the bathroom, here’s where we’re at:

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This is the view from the bedroom into the bathroom:

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And finally, the bedroom:

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Only a very short amount of time left, or so I’m told…I’ve become used to my contractor’s very loose definition of a deadline.