The doors to the upstairs apartment are being both added and upgraded. Marco, our carpenter, has again done some great work with some artistic flair has added three new doors leading off from the entrance hall. The two bedroom doors and the attic door will be replaced in the new year.
The entrance hall was without a door to the main living area. There was signs of a door existing before but this had been removed some years ago and instead the lounge was exposed to the whatever the elements were in the hallway. We put up a thick curtain when we first moved in as part of our immediate winter proofing but it was always the intention to add a door to do the job properly.
Opposite this door is the bathroom and the final part of the upgrade to the bathroom has been the door. Gone now the wood worm riddled and ill-fitting door and in place a matching pine door that complements the work Marco completed in the bathroom in 2017.
To complete the hallway area the main entrance door to the apartment is also replaced with an elegant pine door with black metal studs and a Marco inspired unique metal grill. The previous door let in drafts, banged in the wind and scraped the floor when it got damp in the rain. So this upgrade truly finishes off the entrance hall and joining doors to protect from both winter drafts and summer heat. Thank you Marco.
Frances and Barry Copping bought Xalet Pigall in 2015. They are working towards resilience and self-sufficiency.