Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by Mar17swgirl, Jan 17, 2012.
Reconstruction, here I come.
i own a bedroom that isn't flat. much more useful than what you have.
Once it's refurbished I'll post photos.
Until Hayes becomes President.
When is the house warming party?
Reconstruction or decorating?
Both, actually. It's an old flat (cca 40 years) that was never refurbished (apart from the windows, the previous owners had them changed about 8 years ago) - the bathroom and toilet, which are in the middle of the flat, have just plastic walls, so we'll be taking those down and building them with proper bricks so that the interior can be tiled. The floors in the hall, kitchen, bathroom and toilet will need to be re-tiled as well. The flat will also need new plastering and complete new cabling for electricity, so that it meets the new norms.
And plus all the furniture and appliances.
Will be fun.
Sounds like a lot of work too, but you can fix things just how you like them.
I will be over in like 3 years.
Movin on up?
To the east side?
Finally got a piece of the pie?
That was precisely my goal - to buy an older flat in its original state and refurbish it - because new flats are still horribly overpriced, and with renovated older flats you never know what's the quality of the work, and it might not be to my tastes, etc. This way I get to choose how it will look like.
My Dad (whom I dubbed my construction overseer and technical consultant ) is estimating the works taking cca 4-6 weeks, so if everything goes well, I could move there by the end of February (I'm still currently living in a flatshare).
You have to give us plenty of advance warning, you know, to buy tickets and such.
Good luck with the flat. I remember how excited I was to get the keys to my 2 bedroom flat as it was my first bought home. (I'd rented before moving to the UK). I was lucky as mine was in pretty good shape. It just needed painting as the previous owners had a 'pink' fetish and I can't stand pink. (You'll never know aching arms til you try to paint a pink textured ceiling white. And it was just a hallway!)
And quite a few years later I'm still here..
I need a place of my own soon, but even renting is difficult to afford at the moment even if I had full-time work. Plus no-one is cool enough to share with me
Congratulations! Maybe a group of us can visit you at your new place and have a couch pass out on us again.
Current progress: the bureaucracy is pretty much done (registering with the electricity supplier, having the gas supply shut down because I won't be needing it, registering with the housing bureau that takes care of all the blocks of flats and supplies water and central heating, registering with the magistrate for the property tax and garbage disposal, filing the announcement that I will be doing some small construction...).
Now I'm arguing with my parents re: how my new bathroom and toilet will look and what kind of doors I'll be having. Mum is being irritatingly illogical when it comes to technical solutions and is refusing to listen to my and my Dad's rational arguments. Grr. (We HAVE reached acceptable solution, though, so that's great.)
My Dad went to see the flat yesterday with a friend of his who is a certified electrician and will be doing all the cabling from scratch (the old cabling is 40 years old and doesn't meet the new norms).
Things are looking good!
Make sure you get a nice fat Internet connection.
Just out of sheer curiosity, how many gypsies do you think you could cram in that space?