. . . is the dining room.
This is the room that was originally designated as the snug, but its next to the kitchen, opens into the conservatory and has views out to the garden, so we decided to turn it into the dining room.
It needs a lot of work:
the door into the conservatory needs replacing,
the skirting boards are different heights on each side of the room so need matching up,
the fireplace opening is not central in the chimney breast so after throwing various ideas around we have decided to block it off completely,
the radiator is poorly positioned and the wrong shape and size, so we'll be replacing it with a low, long, slim one on a different wall,
the carpet is very badly stained so is already removed,
the painted paper on the walls will have to come off, likewise the dado rail, which we are neither of us that keen on,
the walls will need to be replastered and either painted or papered,
and we think we may be able to polish up the floorboards after replacing one or two of them.
Thankfully the ceiling and coving are in good condition.
It wont be a quick job, but hopefully with Oli home to help us we should have it finished some time in the spring, so watch this space for monthly progress reports.