House renovation – floors, walls and lots of planning

Last week we continued our adventure of renovating our house in the south of France. Not to worry, there hasn’t been a standstill since last time we were there – my parents have done A LOT!

As we’re going on another adventure in a few months, there was a lot of planning this time around. My husband and I already spent a couple of hours drawing up our ideas but it’s nothing like being in the space that’s being transformed to see if it actually makes sense.

We talked types of flooring, thickness of said flooring and how it could fit all together (pro tip: best is if the different materials reach the same thickness on the same floor, otherwise you get weird transitions and such. We’re still working on that!), sockets and light switches, types of light switches for the staircase, doors and windows and more flooring.

I also continued plastering the wall, but had to unfortunately leave it to the trained professional after one day cause my wrist wasn’t willing anymore. Instead I helped out here and there, did some weightlifting in the form of beams and floor boards and fixed an extension cord.

I have to say, once the floors are starting to be there, it all seems a bit more like a home. I can’t wait until all the walls are in and I can paint the bathroom.

Last Monday, there was a small flea market were everyone empties their attics and tries to circulate mostly strange things by selling them to other people in the village. It just so happened that we found the first frame for our living room wall. Maybe my mum is gonna paint me something. On that note, I think she needs to paint more than one painting for our house according to the video below. (Thanks ma!)

Side note, I did the video entirely on my iPad to test how I’d get on during travels. It took forever and I have still a few things to figure out.

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