Here they are: the before, during and after shots from the refurbishment project I’ve just finished. It was a big refurb, covering plasterwork, new kitchen & bathroom, internal doors, making new wardrobe doors, complete redecoration, and carpets. The client intends to use the flat that was his late mother’s as a crash pad while he’s working away from home, but will likely sell it in a few years so the brief was to modernise so that as little as possible would need doing in 4 years time to put it on the market and achieve a good sale.

Before, during and after photos

I really enjoyed this project, even though it took over my life rather! It was 40 miles away from my home so that added a lot of travel time into the mix, but some long days got the project completed 2 weeks ahead of schedule, with a total 8-week timeframe. It had some access issues in that the skip had to be positioned about 150 yards away from the front door and you could only bring a car about 50 yards away, so everything had to be carried to and fro by hand, but the silver lining is that I’ve got myself some fab arm muscles! I act as labourer on big projects like this, partly because I like to get stuck in, use my skills and learn new ones so I’m actually involved in the creation of something new, but also because it allows me to oversee every little detail as work progresses, sorting out little issues before they become big ones.

Big thanks to those who helped make this happen :-) Roll on the next one!