Monday, January 30, 2006

Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.

We'd like a loo under our stairs, an internal door to the flat below us, a small change in the kitchen bench and a skylight or two over it. Some velvet morning when we're in the black we'd also like to reorganise the back of the house.

The council would like a fireproof ceiling downstairs and probably wouldn't give us any permits to do anything unless they start with that. They're right, even the second loo wouldn't give us much joy if a tenant burnt the house down, but it adds about ten thousand to any project. The council must want us to have a holiday in Fiji rather than rush into any alterations, except possibly the bench; or maybe it's that the house would like us to get the deluxe expensive restorer of weather-tightness person to paint it so that it doesn't have to worry about leaking on anything new.


Blogger Martha said...

Mmm, I'm very keen on some skylights too. We're a little bit lucky/sneaky in that all the Petone house plans burned in a council fire some time ago, so they don't really know what is here and what isn't...

9:43 AM  
Blogger susan said...

Sean now wants kitchen cupboards with mirrors and stained glass on their sliding doors to reflect the light that comes in the skylights. I don't want a large mirrored cupboard door to fall on my head in an earthquake. But I know my first reaction is usually "Change?! Goodness no, the house is lovely as is" but I come around in time.

11:54 PM  

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