The scaffolding is finally off, and we’ve finished what I think is the big jobs. The outside is newly protected, the rotten chimneys are replaced, the wiring and plumbing to external services is in place, we have new windows upstairs (I can hardly tell in the pics so I think they did a great job of replication, only a visit will decide), and the electrics are split for upper and lower dwellings.
We’re going to take a break now for a bit, till summer. Mainly as I wasn’t looking forward to another winter visit before we fixed the big heat drain (stair well) enroute from lounge/kitchen/bedrooms to the bathrooms. But also so we can collect ideas and funds and not be under pressure, to make it more fun.
The outside and the essentials are complete, so when we go back we’ll be starting with the fun stuff: choosing flooring, bathroom fittings, kitchen, paint/paper etc. And a little more time to make up my mind on the exactly-right things is better.
Our summer trip should allow finishing the upper floor for permanent rental, then a winter trip to finish the lower floor for our most exciting daily rental (Ferienwohnung). If it’s as much fun as Swanlamer was, I can’t wait.
Good things take time….No rush!