We've fitted a sun tube, for the technically minded there are details here but basically we now have a little transparent dome on the roof of the building with a highly reflective tube running down through the roof void to our hall and the end is fitted with a diffuser in the ceiling.
|If you are wondering why we have two front doors one is the fire escape|
It is truly amazing how much light such a little opening gives, on a sunny day its almost too bright and we constantly think we've left lights on by mistake. The equipment took half a day to install, made hardly any mess, no not even dust, and we are delighted with the improvement.
|New windows before the trims were replaced|
Finally the new tiles to the balcony are finished and I've put out the folding dining table I bought a while back in the Habitat sale.
It's perfect for a small space as it opens out fully to comfortably seat four or partially to seat two and the four chairs are stored underneath.
We did sit out over the weekend just for coffee but it's cold again today, so much potential though, so much light and so much work that has been well worth the effort. When we bought the penthouse Mr FF complained it would be too dark, he's not complaining now.
And in view of the ongoing home improvements, I've given my blog a little renovation too, I do like the extra large photographs which never seemed to fit on my previous template.