It has basically looked like this since we demolished the wall that divided the tulip bedroom in half; one side then a dark box save for the tiny dirty skylight or “fenêtre à tabatière”.
Best to add the “fenêtre” as “tabatière”also means “snuffbox”. I was unaware of this when I spoke to the guy in Bricolage and his eyebrows shot up, so no doubt it is a dubious euphemism for something
What the hell, if I can’t entertain the locals with my faux pas, what’s the point?
ANYWAY, so we demolished the dodgy wall, leaving the very old doorway to the right for access to rejigged shower room and Trevor built a new stud and wood wall to the right of the window.
Now one of only three things in whole house that are level.
Because I have gained maximum light in the shower room with the two veluxes installed and the tulip room gains massively from this borrowed light, so we need to keep it.
How? well the original idea was glass bricks. The French like them, we see them everywhere in both old and new builds; but, this is me , so why would I settle for something that doesn’t quite look right? Answer- I wouldn’t….so…… I rack my brain for four years. THEN a possibly more sympathetic solution presented itself in a local UK hostelry that originated as a farmhouse in the 16th century, then became a coaching inn.
By the way, the cleaning product-above right- is intentionally ironic. Those in the throes of major restoration/renovation will know that you clean, and clean, and clean;then it all just gets dirty and dusty again, and again and again…..