extension in the making

Two really exhausting days are behind our busy helpers, because they built the basement for the extension – our future dining room! With temperatures around 30 degrees they shoveled gravel, mixed concrete, transported the gravel with the wheelbarrow and laid bricks. Also Gregor turned out as an important helper… He really loves spending time at the construction site. The boys also taught him a new word: beer! :D Once again they really did a great job!

extension in the making

roof tiles and garden joy

I’ve always been a person with an eye for details – I’m going through the world with open eyes, especially I’m in love with the “right” colors… So it should be not surprising, that also the color of our future roof is an important detail for me, but not only the color, also the material is a major point for me. I love natural materials, so I  desperately wanted a clay roof! The roof of our house is very dominant, so I’ve chosen a plain and timeless roof tile called “Figaro Deluxe” from Tondach and as the facade will be white later and the shutters greyish-green, I think that a grey roof matches best. But grey is not simple grey! I’ve ordered three samples in different colors of my requested tile – granit, basalt and black and we (yes, my Mister also has a right to a say ;)) have chosen basalt (the middle one on the picture). So as soon as the boys have removed the old and ugly eternit panels the craftsmen can start!

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muscles and steel

We have not only the best friends, we also have the strongest friends! Yesterday the 285 kg heavy steel beam for the wall between the kitchen and the living room (a double sliding door will be installed there later) was delivered and eight of the boys brought it at the right place! Thanks, guys!

muscles and steel

preserving old and creating new

The construction and renovation work is progressing and now it is time to make decisions with regard to the details.
For us it was always important not to change the character of the house, that means to preserve old best possible and insert new clever. The extension will be modern but simple – clad in larch wood with a large glass front. The shutters will be completely renewed and made of easy care aluminum, in a greyish green, to be exact RAL 7033 – a fantastic color! The door is also made to be new and also in RAL 7033, but it will look exactly like the original door.
The floor plan is changed slightly to create storage space. The dining room will then be located in the extension and offers the best view in the large garden! The roof will also be renewed this year. My wish is a gray clay roof, but if that is possible due to the weight, unfortunately, is not yet known… Stay tuned and cross your fingers, please!

preserving old and creating new