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Monday, August 21, 2006

Van Esch versus Meindersma

We re-used the old living room floor for the three bedrooms upstairs. The study and the babyroom were done by Van Esch & sons, and a few days later our bedroom was done by Meindersma & son. I admit I'm not really objective, but let me just say that from now on a big gap between two floorboards is called "a typical Van Esch" (it can also be used in a sentence like "let's just do a Van Esch, nobody will see this part of the floor"). It's only fair to say that making a huge hole in a closet to fit in a tiny electricitypoint is now known as "a Meindersma screw up"

Efficiency is not in the Van Esch vocabulary...











The Meindersma's had some difficulty with figuring out which way the floorboards had to be turned...

The living room

We added 5 cm to this wall (to fit in the kitchen), and replaced all the doors.







Our superhandyman Frank. It's like watching the A-team: give him some tools and he can built just about anything.







They say Polish labour is cheap, but we found out that Australian labour is free!! Aussie Kate hard at work.










Come on guys, the wall needs to be finished before dinner!









it's not finished yet, but it looks a lot better than before!

The kitchen part 2










This little man installed the kitchen all by himself in one day. Respect!







The heaviest and most expensive part of the kitchen...








And this is the endresult!!

We'll publish a definite before and after picture after we've moved in and the kitchen is actually used.