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ioreka

Member since Mar 2013 • Last active Dec 2019

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    Sorry, but collection only! No posting overseas :(

    This is on ebay now, so long and thanks for all the bumps

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    at the risk of triggering some PTSD, i have a kitchen recommendation to ask... i guess homebase will not make the cut! we've recently moved into a victorian end of terrace which had the same (now elderly) lady owner for 41 years. i'd be lying if i said i didn't feel a little overwhelmed but i'm going to take it one room at a time and keep the same style throughout. first up is the kitchen.

    it's a bit of a crap space, sort of a galley but doors not in the centre of each end, slightly off to one side, so annoyingly difficult to have units which go right up to the wall. i don't know any tradespeople, i would like it to be inexpensive but i guess i have a budget of about 4-5k including fitting, i need floor to ceiling units rather than boxy standalone OTP ones, to make the most of the space. who would you recommend? i am aware there are sales on at Wickes etc until early Jan which has piqued my interest and i would be keen to take advantage of same

    on a related note, @tbc i'm also just about to do this with my floors! very interested to see how yours turn out. are you having to seal any gaps and if so did you use wood slivers or the M shaped silicone filler?

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    oh sorry! and @musa - having never had any reason to frequent this part of the forum i didn't know there was a home diy thread separate to this one. thanks both!

    also, that was a gigantic upgrade/investment - the first boat we owned was a far more modest trad narrowboat which we refloored and did up a bit. sometimes i miss it, mostly i'm glad to have wifi / water / electricity

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    terribly late on this, but i'm a right vacuum snob and recently got this Philips one, couldn't be happier with it. outrageously powerful, deceptively quiet, easy to manoeuvre.

    i have multiple questions, having just moved from a boat to a house:

    1. i need to re-do the kitchen. it's a crap space, sort of a galley but doors not in the centre of each end, slightly off to one side. i don't know any tradespeople, i would like it to be inexpensive, i need floor to ceiling units rather than boxy standalone OTP ones. who would you recommend? i am aware there are sales on at Wickes etc until early Jan which has piqued my interest and i would be keen to take advantage of same

    2. would you recommend stripping and recoating victorian floorboards? i absolutely loathe the crummy red carpet we've been left with, but not sure whether to just put laminate in instead of the bare floorboards

    3. where can i find the history of my house? my neighbour tells me that this particular end of terrace house is older than the surrounding houses (which is visible purely from the looks of it) and i'm the only one with a plaque/stone house name brick thing (i don't know what this is called, sorry). is it just land registry that would have this info?

    4. does anyone want to buy this boat? (please.)

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    going on ebay this weekend if no one is interested

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    PRICE DROP £410 (£20 will still go to the forum) please please buy this

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    they're strictly cornershop fare these days, but yes

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