21.0 – Differences in Expectations

The build is coming to a close and this was our most intense meeting so far. The differences between our expectations and those of the French trades comes to the fore.

20.0 – Bathroom Tiles

The tiler has laid the bathroom tiles and has begun on the external staircase. We start learning what is involved with painting the house.

18.1.1 – Waiting to Warm Up

We are still waiting for our heating system to arrive. Both the main heating system and the temporary one they were going to install while waiting for the main one have now been delayed.

12.1.1 – Small Changes

Progress on the house has felt slow the last couple of visits. It’s not that things have slowed down, there have actually been a lot of changes, but they are small changes and they don’t have the same feeling of progress as the big changes earlier on.

11.0 – Gathering Walnuts

The plumber introduces more problems for our bathroom and we gather our first bag of walnuts.

7.3 – Yet More Tiles

We visit tiles stores in Lyon and learn more about what we like and do not like. At last we discover a couple of sets of tiles that we are happy with.

7.2 – Tile, Shops, and Tile Shops

We stayed in Vichy after the last house meeting. Once again return to the tile shop to tackle the floors and bathroom wall choices. Disappointed, we explore what options other shops in Vichy have to offer.

2.3 – Designing Bathroom Tile Layouts

We have sketches of our bathroom which we can use to play with ideas. In this video, I talk about how we are approaching our bathroom tile design.

2.1.1 – Getting Things Right

The past week has been stressful as we’ve tried to manage changes to the house plan.

2.0 – We have foundations

We visit the building site for our second meeting with the builder and afterwards return to the bathroom shop. There we check our floor tile choice and try to narrow down the bathroom tile choices.