Thursday, November 29, 2007

All done. Or are we?

Today was supposed to be the final day of having workmen invade the place. The new carpet and laminate floor have been completed and, as you can see, the place looks a whole lot better:

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However, in true Sherlock fashion not everything is how it seems so as everybody who knows me thinks I'm a bit of a moaning git anyway I don't see why I should disappoint now :)

Not only did we have to prepare everything by removing and disposing of the old carpet, underlay and grips before Kingsley Carpets would start work (strange but sort of understandable with the new laws for business using Council tips) but we suddenly have to pay for a carpenter to shave some of the kitchen door off. Surely if they lay a floor and a door doesn't shut they should do the "2 minute job to sort it" rather us have to pay call out and labour IF we can get hold of somebody in the first place?

And then there's the finish. The carpet is great but if I had done the following Tamsyn would be telling everybody how bad I am at DIY! (I am of course useless at DIY which is why we saved up for professionals in the first place):

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I'd be interested in what people think of the final three pictures and what we should do about it, as Tamsyn says I shouldn't complain all the time...

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