Yippee: One of the other exciting things about last weekend's visit was to see some of the internal wood cladding already in place. This is super thrilling for a couple of reasons. Firstly - this wood is one of the finishes. Which means that some of the final elements are starting to fit in place. Which means that the end is partially in sight. Secondly - it is exactly as beautiful as we had hoped. This is excellent news indeed. There were a few non-negotiable expenses when we first set out on this project. That list has gradually lengthened somewhat over time. However, one of those initial few non-negotiables (which also included internalising the staircase, replacing the plumbing, replacing the electrics, changing the facade and opening up the living area) was spending money on getting exactly the right cladding inside. The cladding we've gone for is a reclaimed oak, jointed together. The old interior cladding (if you remember) was a serious sauna atmosphere orange pine affair. Our building is a chalet, and must still end up as such, even after such extensive remodelling, and the colour of the walls has always been one of our biggest priorities/ concerns to create that right atmosphere and tone.
Also: While we were there on Friday, the top floor smaller bedroom was clad. What an immediate difference. Wow.
PS: Detail Fans, the masking tape crosses are where the wall lights or switches are going to go in.