A few days after Christmas we ordered a new lounge suite. This had been on the agenda for quite some time and we finally found the time to search out what we wanted on the internet and then went to see (and sit in) it in real life.The delivery time was expected to be 10 – 12 weeks but we asked if we could make a bit longer so that it would be delivered after our holidays in April.
One of the reasons we were looking at an extended delivery time was because we knew that there were a few other jobs that we wanted to do before we had a new lounge suite in the living room.
The main priority was to have the vinyl flooring in the lounge, dining room, kitchen, hallway and study re-surfaced. This had not been done since the flooring was first laid about 10 years ago and was well overdue. The main problem is that since it comprises such a major area of the house it is a challenge to move all of the furniture out of the way. This seemed like the perfect time.
So now there is furniture and contents of shelves and cupboards stacked almost anywhere I can find a space.
The guest bedroom
The front entry
The floors are not the only area in need of some maintenance. The kitchen ceiling was in poor condition and was GMan’s list of jobs. He had already noted that since the living areas of the house are open plan that he would repaint all of the ceilings.
Of course, you paint the ceiling before refinishing the floors.
The kitchen and front entry were done a couple of weeks ago. You can read about it here. The lounge and dining room are currently being painted.
Our bedroom has been completely emptied and GMan repainted the walls today. The photo is before the painting. Tomorrow the carpet will be replaced with vinyl flooring which will be much easier to keep clean, especially since we live on acreage in a semi-rural area.
The bed frame has been dismantled and is in the study.
We are sleeping on the mattress on the floor in my sewing room for a couple of nights.
Once the bedroom flooring is done and that room can be reassembled things will improve a bit. The next step will be to arrange for the resealing of the other flooring.
Moving furniture is almost as much of an impetus to declutter as moving house. We will not necessarily be putting everything back where it came from as we have realised that times have changed and some things that were essentials 10 years ago do not necessarily have a place here anymore. There is no rush so we will carefully consider everything as we reassemble various rooms.
There will be ‘after’ photos in due course.