Estate agent details: Immense master bedroom, painted in Farrow & Ball with ornate plaster coving, gracing the 10 foot high ceiling. One large original Victorian sash window, facing south. Modernised by a full wall of glass fronted wardrobes, bespoke mood lighting and wall to wall cream wool carpet. 15 feet by 14 feet.
For the first six months, the vast majority of the contents of our house resided in our bedroom: microwave next to the bed, kitchen contents in /on the dressers, sofa by the window and building materials piled into each corner. When we started renovating the bedroom, mid 2004, very little had changed - all the building materials still resided in our room. Reminiscent of Anna's old room, a huge radiator was falling off a crumbling wall, the woodchip wallpaper was stained and there was a mysterious constantly damp patch in the green nylon carpet by the bed. Once again, we rebuilt the wall, laid new radiator pipes and installed a new radiator, new dual controlled overhead and bedside lighting, internet connection, new skirting boards, complete renovation of the window frames; had the walls skimmed and reproduction Victorian plaster coving installed. It took us the best part of a year, working 6+ hours a day, most weekends.
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