I’m kicking myself. We had some reasonably major work done in our kitchen today and I completely forgot to take a before picture. Grr.
When we moved into this house, there was a large (patio door sized) window, floor to ceiling, looking out onto the back garden. We also had a back door and a kitchen window above the sink. In April 2009 we had the large window taken out and some bi-fold doors put in (interestingly, I forgot to take a before picture then too!).
It gradually became apparent that we didn’t really need our old back door as we were only using the bi-fold door to go into and out of the garden. So much so in fact, that we bought a fancy worktop/shelving thing on wheels from Ikea and stuck it in front of the back door, blocking it off as an entrance/exit.
Recently we decided to get rid of the back door and have a new kitchen window put in. As well as the back door now being superfluous, the husb had his view of the garden, when he was washing up (a fairly regular occurrence before you say anything), blocked by part of the window frame.
Here’s an old picture (2011) from the outside, showing said redundant back door and irritating window.
It was mightily chilly today while the great big hole was there,
then they threw up half a wall (in no time at all I must say),
and finally put the windows back. Just as well as we were all getting quite soggy by that point!
Finally, the rest of the wall and some plasterboard. They’ll be back tomorrow to pretty it up a bit.
The work was done by the lovely chaps at Eden Park Installations. You know me, I don’t do sponsored posts but I will tag a company if they’ve given us quality goods and/or excellent customer service (I’m also not above grumbling on here if a company or product/service provider irritates me in any way).
If you live locally to us and need windows, conservatories or doors doing I would thoroughly recommend this lot. They priced it competitively, they understood our needs, the work they’ve done has been of high quality (as much as I know about windows) and most importantly, as far as I’m concerned, the men that came to do the work were cheerful, polite, nice to my children and completely put me at ease. Oh, and they cleaned the floors before they left for the day.