Monday, 12 August 2013

There is a horse bath in my cabaret lounge

The title is an homage to Peter Kaye/Phoenix Nights fans if you don't understand it! :-)

So "Why", I hear you ask "is there a bath in your lounge, Sue?"

Well, after 3-4 months with not much work, DH is now gainfully employed again so we're now back on course with finishing off the new en suite bathroom. The sanitary-ware has been delivered, most of it fits in a corner out of the way in the bedroom (no photograph of that, sorry). No room for the bath though ... hence it being in the lounge!

The walls have been plastered and skimmed out. The new room is full of odd little bits of sticky out pipes and wires like this. 

The bit behind the shower hasn't been painted because that's going to be covered up with cement board once the bath has gone in for the shower to be fixed to, you can see more sticky out pipes for that on the right hand side. 

We've done a first couple of passes with emulsion paint. One more coat on the ceiling, don't want to be painting that once all the sanitary ware is fitted. 

First coat of stain on the door, still got to finish the threshold, trying to find some matching laminate for that. The stairs will be carpeted so no need to do too much to them except sand down the fill holes where it's screwed together.

Now the scaffolding has gone (after Jed got the roof tiles on!), we can even open the windows! 

Our plumber is booked for a week on Monday, the race is now on for DH to get the waste pipe fitted into the drains before he arrives!

Ordering of lighting track on the list of jobs to do before the electrician arrives for second fixing too. It's all go again here!


  1. Come on, confess, I bet you have sat in it while it's been there!

    Good luck with getting it all done!

  2. :-) You got me! I wouldn't let DH take a pic!

  3. Most houses would have had a bath in their lounge about a hundred years ago.....but it would be made of tin and only on Saturday nights!

  4. Ha ha, this is true, Jean! And it would've been in front of the fire, too (instead of my wine rack ... this is the most worrying bit of having a bath in the lounge!!!!!)


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