I love my little house. I still can’t quite believe I have a house – with an upstairs and everything! For those of you who are new to the site, I lived in a 1 bedroom ground floor flat for over 12 years and I am still very much in the honeymoon period after moving to my house.
The longer I live there – the more “quirks” I have found. That is a polite way of saying “bodged” stuff. None of these are taking away anything from my lovely new house, but adding to the character. For example, the outside garden light is on the same switch in the kitchen as the dishwasher!
Anyway, as time goes on, I’ve found more things that I would like to improve as and when budget allows. Some of these I budgeted for when I moved, and some of them I didn’t. I certainly hadn’t budgeted for new carpets or windows. In hindsight the carpet was a no-brainer as it was pretty grim, but I hadn’t even considered the windows. They definitely need a good clean, but more than that, some of them just don’t close properly. The one in my upstairs study barely seals – so much so that if I am sat at my desk, and it is windy outside, you can feel the wind inside! My bedroom window shuts, but there is a trick to it which is a bit complicated, and my back door out to the patio has dropped! That means that it catches on the bottom and is really hard to open and close properly.
It’s difficult when you relocate from one part of the country to another and you don’t know people – as you can’t get people to make recommendations. Fortunately there are comparison sites for everything nowadays, including for replacement windows. You can get no-obligation quotes and shop around. It makes life so much easier. You fill out a quick form and they will come back to you with up to four quotes for the work – taking a lot of the hard work out of the task.
Anyway, I’d better be off and go and get my quotes – whilst it’s warm now, I’d love windows and doors that shut properly before winter comes around again!