Sunday, July 30, 2006

Tony's the man!

I never knew he had it in him, but Tony's got many hidden talents!
He knows his way around floors, electricity and ceilings. And he looks incredibly sexy too...

Who's at the door?

Corinne (Joke's mom) professionally renovated all five doors upstairs. She enjoyed it so much that she begged us to save the doors downstairs for her during her holiday in Italy. Sure mom!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

We don't like wallpaper!

The walls upstairs were all covered with very old and ugly wallpaper. It had to come off!! But who could we ask to steam off wallpaper when it's 33 degrees outside? You got it: our families! And of course Rosha, who has not turned down any requests yet (you go girl!)

The kitchen

Long live the internet: we put this kitchen up for sale, and 3 days later someone not only bought the kitchen but took it with him as well. All of it! Easiest job so far in the house was therefore removing the kitchen...

Kees finally got to use his latest toy. And he looked cute in his Big Bird outfit!

Watch and learn boys, this is how you get rid of a wall....

and this is the endresult: no wall, no kitchen. Excellent!

Come out of the chimney Santa!

This is what our fireplace looked like

Then Rutger went to work...

Tony always wanted to see the inside of a chimney

Marcel (a.k.a The Muscle) finished the job in no-time

Sunday, July 23, 2006

The jungle

This is the backyard. It's full of fruitbearing stuff, like an appletree, sea-bream shrubs & raspberry shrubs.


Well, this is the front of the house. It is not really that special.
We especially liked the layout of the groundfloor. Normally houses in Holland are long and small (the so-called 'pijpenla'), but this house is built in the breadth. And it's big for Dutch city standards: 140 m2

Thursday, July 20, 2006

when it all started

A few months ago in january 2006, we bought a house in Lunetten, Utrecht. It's from 1980. Finally on July 3rd we got the key. Ofcourse a lot of work needs to be done. It actually looked better with all the stuff from the previous owners removed!
Now we are stripping the inside of all old and ugly things, like the worn down floors and a cheesy eighties fireplace.
We'll post some pictures.