The kitchen at Glenmadrie before and after the renovation.
The living room, before and after.
'The Wing' transformed.
The old cowshed becomes an apartment.
With the old fireplace removed, the renovations could begin.
Tinder dry and rotten, the living room ceiling before I ripped it down.
Starting to remove the old wood in the living room.
Our new stove is a dog magnet.
Upstairs, Lesley getting stuck in!
Slowly we stripped away the old walls.
Although this stonework looked nice, it's cold and draughty.
Gradually, we knocked out the walls upstairs.
Getting ready to remove the banisters.
Once the walls and floors were removed, the centre of the house was ready for a rebuild.
With the new floor installed, I could begin laying out the upstairs rooms.
After some squabbling, we finally agreed the layout.
Lesley hard at work finishing the plasterboard.
Soon the floor was stripped and polished.
The old cooking range looking rough.
Cleaned up and fitted into our new kitchen, the old range looked rather nice.
Amber helping Nick with some digging!
Nick hard at work!
Trying to build in the winter can be tricky. This roof almost came off in the storms (book 2).
Our new front doors collecting some snow.
Work underway to improve our conservatory. It has always been cold and damp.
The last room on my 'To Do' list completed.
At least the dogs appreciate my DIY!
A drawing showing the original layout with the spiral staircase in the kitchen.
Side view of the new floor levels.
My plan for the layout of the second floor, including a corridor.
My proposed plans including the new layout converting the outbuildings.